I’M A Celebrity has been gracing our screens for nearly 20 years.
The ITV reality show is about to come to its conclusion for another year, but let’s take a trip down memory lane of past winners.
Jacqueline Jossa is the current reigning champ of I’m A CelebrityCredit: Rex Features
Who are the past I’m A Celebrity winners?
2019- Jacqueline Jossa
Jacqueline Jossa is the current reigning champ after being crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2019.
Speaking about winning the show she said “I can’t believe I’ve done all that stuff.”
In an emotional moment, she said that she felt the show had been a “turning point” in her life.
2018 – Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp delighted viewers with talk of his wife SandraCredit: Rex Features
Harry Redknapp was voted King of the Jungle in I’m A Celebrity 2018.
Speaking after his win, Harry said: “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, ‘Oh 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.”
2017 – Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo
Georgia Toffolo has been crowned the winner of I’m A Celebrity 2017Credit: Rex Features
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! Sorry! Is this real?”
2016 – Scarlett Moffatt
Scarlett Moffatt won the 2016 series of I’m A CelebrityCredit: Rex Features
Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt went from watching the telly to achieving her dream of being on it when she agreed to sign up for I’m a Celebrity.
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 and gagging uncontrollably as she took part in the infamous eating task with Carol Vorderman.
Speaking on her win, she said: “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
2015 – Vicky PattisonCredit: Rex Features
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 Shore, and admitted that she wanted to make her mum proud.
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
Carl Foggy Fogarty won I’m a Celebrity 2014Credit: Rex Features
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, and won with 59 per cent of the public vote.
2013 – Kian Egan
Kian Egan won I’m A Celebrity 2013Credit: Brian Roberts – The Sun
The Westlife singer beat designer David Emanuel to be crowned champion of the 2013 series.
After winning here, he humbly said: “Everyone’s a king and queen here.”
The show earned 11.14million viewers at its peak – the highest of any series to date.
2012 – Charlie Brooks
EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks won I’m A Celebrity 2012Credit: Brian Roberts – The Sun
Charlie Brooks may be known to most as the evil Janine on EastEnders, but when she took to the jungle, everyone soon realised she was a real sweetheart.
During her time on the show she was seen struggling being away from her young daughter, as well as decent food.
She even cried because she missed fajitas.
2011 – Dougie Poynter
McFly’s Dougie Poynter won I’m A Celebrity 2011Credit: ITV
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.
The star also celebrated his birthday while on the show, and he was treated to a song by former contestant, Peter Andre.
After forming a tight bond during their time on the show, Dougie was put against Mark Wright in the final two.
Dougie then 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 Solomon won I’m A Celebrity 2010Credit: Rex Features
Initially seen as a bit of a clutz, Stacey soon proved doubters wrong with her staying power and ability to come through when in a pinch.
By the end, he was up against Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder, in what was possibly the closest win the show has ever had.
Years later, the show would bring her something else – boyfriend and fellow king Joe Swash, who was presenting the spin-off show at the time and crowned her.
2009 – Gino D’Acampo
Chef Gino won the I’m A Celebrity 2009 seriesCredit: Rex Features
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 and 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
Joe Swash won I’m A Celebrity in 2008Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Joe Swash proved to be a force to be reckoned with when it came to bushtucker trials, and of the 21 possible tasks he could’ve taken part in, he only missed one star the entire time.
His campmates became fond of Joe, and he formed a particularly strong bond with Esther Rantzen, becoming protective of her during his time there.
In the end, Joe was head-to-head with tennis player Martina Navratilova and Star Trek icon George Takei, but was crowned the winner.
2007 – Christopher Biggins
Lovable Christopher Biggins won his series of Im A CelebrityCredit: Rex Features
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 days, 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 won the 2006 I’m A Celebrity seriesCredit: Rex Features
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 surprised everyone with her can-do attitude and won I’m A Celebrity 2005 as a resultCredit: Rex Features
Carol, journalist daughter to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was a surprise winner in the 2005 series.
During her time on the show, she competed in five trials – three willingly, and two as voted for by the public.
She eventually beat Emmerdale actress Sheree Murphy, who placed second, and Sid Owen, who came third.
Speaking about her win, she said she was “amazed, astonished and gobsmacked to the power of 100” to come out on top.
Winter 2004 – Joe Pasquale
Cheeky chappy Joe Pasquale won the 2004 series of I’m A CelebrityCredit: Rex Features
At the time, 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
Kerry Katona became the first jungle Queen when she won I’m a Celebrity 2003Credit: Rex Features
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.
By the final day, only Peter Andre and Jennie Bond remained with Kerry in the camp – and Kerry took home the champion title.
2003 – Phil Tufnell
Phil Tuffnell became the second King of the Jungle in when he won I’m A Celebrity in 2003Credit: Rex Features
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.
Thankfully he pulled himself back and was up against England footballer John Fashanu and Linda Barker in the final.
While Phil took home the win, John came second and Linda was third.
2002 – Tony Blackburn
DJ Tony Blackburn was the first ever winner of I’m A Celeb as it launched in 2002Credit: Rex Features
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.
He took part in three trials during his time there – the Sneaky Snake Run (winning 2/6 stars), the spider web (winning 3/4) and the final trial with Tara, which he completed successfully.