THERE have been a total of 22 celebs who have taken the I’m A Celebrity crown.
The ITV show has been gracing our screens since 2002, and there have been some truly memorable Kings and Queens of the Jungle (and Castle).
I’m A Celebrity winners list
2022 – Jill Scott
The star won over the public as soon as she entered the jungle with her humour and her immense bravery during her Bushtucker trials, whilst managing to overcome her fear of heights.
She became a household name after England won the UEFA Women’s Euro in 2022.
The trophy topped off a fantastic career for one of the Lionesses most notable stars – and she’s gone and added another crown to her collection.
2021 – Danny Miller
Die TV-ster, who is best known for his role as Aaron Dingle on the soap, officially became King of the Castle.
Danny reacted to his win: “From the bottom of my heart and my family’s heart – thank you so much.
“This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me, bar my son.”
The soap star endured a final trial of wearing a helmet over his head that was filled with critters.
2020 – Giovanna Fletcher
Giovanna Fletcher scooped the crown in 2020.
2019 – Jacqueline Jossa
Jacqueline Jossa was the 2019 champ after being crowned Queen of the Jungle.
Speaking about winning the show sy het gese “I can’t believe I’ve done all that stuff.”
In an emotional moment, she said that she felt the show had been a “draaipunt” in her life.
2018 – Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp was voted King of the Jungle in I’m A Celebrity 2018.
Speaking after his win, Harry gesê: “I’m amazed. I’m amazed I survived three weeks to be honest with you.
“When I first came in, I looked and I thought, ‘O my God, I’m in trouble here.’ I looked at the group and I thought, they don’t really know or are interested in anything I’m interested in.
“No sport and it was only Nick really who knew a little bit about football.
“I thought it’s going to be a hard couple of weeks but they just dragged me through it, every one of them.
“They’re the most lovely people I’ve ever met, the whole group. There wasn’t one person I could ever say one single bad word about. They were amazing.”
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2017 – Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo
Georgia Toffolo emerged as a viewer favourite, despite entering as a relatively unknown celebrity.
“Thank you so much, I don’t know what to say, I’m really shocked! Jammer! Is this real?”
2016 – Scarlett Moffatt
The star’s simple nature endeared audiences and campmates alike, and by the end of the series it was clear she was favourite to win.
Her memorable moments included her going head-to-head with an ostrich called George, taking part in the cyclone en gagging uncontrollably as she took part in the infamous eating task met Carol Vorderman.
Speaking on her win, sy het gese: “It was a a massive learning curve. I feel like I need to have more confidence in myself.
“I feel like a much more confident person walking out of here. I didn’t expect to have any clichés in here.”
2015 – Vicky Pattison
During her time on the show, Vicky Pattison proved that she was more than willing to take on any task chucked her way, and took on water cannons, climbing walls, underwater runways and mountains of critters for her team.
She also spoke candidly about her time as a member of Geordie strand, and admitted that she wanted to make her mum proud.
On winning the trophy after beating out Union J’s George Shelley en Na skool drop vandag en lekker bederf van Paul ster Ferne McCann, she hysterically hugged everyone near her – before breaking down in tears.
She cried: “I don’t even think I deserve it. Thank you so much and I love yous all – and I’m probably going to have to pay for me mam and all me mates phone bills when this is over!”
2014 – Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty
Former motorbike racer Carl Fogarty was known for his competitive nature – and that saw no sign of slowing down as he made his way through his time in the jungle.
During his time on the show, he took part in a staggering SEVEN trials – and never failed to bring home every star.
He was consistently the winner of the public vote throughout the three weeks, en won with 59 per cent of the public vote.
2013 – Kian Egan
After winning here, he humbly said: “Everyone’s a king and queen here.”
2012 – Charlie Brooks
During her time on the show she was seen struggling being away from her young daughter, as well as decent food.
2011 – Dougie Poynter
Cheeky chappy Dougie proved himself to be a kind-hearted champ while in camp – even after being given a task to betray his fellow camp mates in a series of mischievous tasks.
Dougie tried to hide his tears under his hair, but to no avail as Mark told him: “There couldn’t be a better winner. He’s the nicest kindest person in the whole entire world.”
2010 – Stacey Solomon
Stacey soon proved doubters wrong with her staying power and ability to come through when in a pinch.
By the end, she was up against Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder and comedian Jenny Eclair, in what was possibly the closest win the show has ever had.
Years later, the show would bring her something else – husband and fellow king Joe Swash.
2009 – Gino D’Acampo
Gino D’ACampo’s cheeky nature and killer sense of humour made him a fan favourite almost immediately.
The insatiable ladies’ man made no secret of enjoying waking up next to former page 3 model, Samantha Fox, and the other beauties in the camp including Camilla Dallerup en Katie Price (who was appearing for a second time).
Dealing with five bushtucker trials, the culinary artist was faced with munching down on some of the disgusting treats the show had on offer to make it through, and became a valuable asset as the chef in camp.
In the finale, he won the show after beating Kim Woodburn and Jimmy White in the public vote, and became King of the Jungle.
When talking to Ant and Dec afterwards, he revealed his shock at living in that situation, having assumed that they would “at least give him a baguette” off-screen.
2008 – Joe Swash
His campmates became fond of Joe, and he formed a particularly strong bond with Esther Rantzen, becoming protective of her during his time there.
2007 – Christopher Biggins
Christopher Biggins was nearly booted from the show after two weeks when he landed in the bottom two.
A late start to the show, he even took part in a rare live trial alongside Janice Dickenson on day five in order to bag eight stars for his new camp mates.
Biggins soon became a firm favourite over the course of the show, with camp mates praising him for bringing a fun energy into the long jungle days.
With the show now running 20 dae, he managed to persist, and in the end he beat Janice and Five singer J to the crown in the final hurdle.
2006 – Matt Willis
Busted star Matt Willis became one of the most memorable winners of I’m A Celebrity when he took the crown.
By day 17 he suffered a close call and ended up in the bottom two, but scraped enough votes to clinch his place and presenter Jan Leeming went home instead.
2005 – Carol Thatcher
Carol Thatcher, the journalist daughter to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was a surprise winner in the 2005 reeks.
During her time on the show, she competed in five trials – three willingly, and two as voted for by the public.
Speaking about her win, sy het gesê sy was “amazed, astonished and gobsmacked to the power of 100” to come out on top.
Winter 2004 – Joe Pasquale
Komediant en aanbieder Joe Pasquale became the next king of the jungle after participating in four trials and winning the title from Prinses Diana s'n right hand man, Paul Burrell, en Fran Cosgrave who came in third.
Op daardie stadium, he took part in the show’s most expensive trial ever, the Hell-O-Copter, and won all eight stars in the process.
He also got attached to two emus the camp were tasked with looking after, which he called Ant and Dec after the show’s presenters, even when they pecked his glasses off.
Viewers loved his famous voice and upbeat sense of humour.
Jan 2004 – Kerry Katona
Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona (then Kerry McFadden) got off to a shaky start on the show after only landing two stars during her first trial on day three.
2003 – Phil Tufnell
England cricket player Phil Tufnell was the next king of the jungle after taking part in the show that ran for two weeks from late April, 2003.
The star took part in three challenges, but after two weeks in the show came dangerously close to leaving after falling down to the bottom three.
While Phil took home the win, John came second and Linda was third.
2002 – Tony Blackburn
The first ever king of the jungle, radio DJ Tony Blackburn was crowned champion after taking part in the summer of 2002.
He beat the late socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and Christine Hamilton to be crowned champion.
A firm favourite from the start, Tony and Tara both managed to remain safe from the public vote throughout their two week stay.