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I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Celebrities who were pipped to the post

We know the glorious victors of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! well and truly deserve their titles but what about the other jungle legends, who miss out on the top spot but still thoroughly earn their stripes?

With the new series now within touching distance, we celebrate the kind of campmates who put in the effort to make the show magical but missed out on the crown.

The one you'd never expect to say 'yes' in a million years...

Whose jaws were on the floor when they heard John 'Johnny Rotten' Lydon had entered the jungle? Ours sure were and they remained there throughout his time on the show. What's not to love about a bit of anarchy outside the UK? If only he hadn't walked.

...And the one you never expected to be so great as a campmate...

No one forgets the bad guy and David Van Day made sure his every moment in the camp was a memorable one. He was the campmate we loved to hate and he wound up his fellow celebs a treat. Hats off to him.

They can come a cropper without calling for their 'people'

No, not you Gillian McKeith, it's Madchester legend Shaun Ryder who we're saluting. You know the incident we're talking about? We hear he and that snake caught up after the show and went for a couple of bevvies in Brisbane...

They tell a really good story that tugs at campmates' heartstrings

Who can forget David's one-legged parents who abandoned him in China? That's right, she was a nun, he was a fisherman. He was adopted three years later by some Americans. Ask, Myleene - she'll fill you in.

They are Joey Essex

Viewers thought they had the measure of Joey when, prior to stepping foot in the jungle, he said, "I'll only ever confrontate someone if it's for a purpose." But Joey had so much more to give. In fact he was the gift that kept on giving.

Fancy reading more insider info and secrets from the jungle? The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! official book is available now.

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I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here