Emmerdale actor Danny Miller has been crowned as the winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The 30-year-old soap star triumphed over Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson and Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge during Sunday night’s final at Gwrych Castle near Abergele.
After being handed the victory, Miller said: “I mean honestly, from the bottom of my heart and my family’s heart – thank you so much, this is just the best thing that’s ever happened to me, bar my son. So yeah, I can’t believe it, I’m shocked.”
“I never thought I’d be in this position, I barely thought I’d make it through the first two or three votes or so.”
Miller entered the castle three weeks after the birth of his first child, a son called Albert, and told Ant and Dec he had gone on the show to secure his child’s future financially.
He said: “I have made no secret about the fact that I wanted to be able to give him and set him up for a good future. I wasn’t financially set for that and this is an opportunity to do that.
“It would set me and my family up. I feel like I have done it. I feel proud of myself and I hope my family are as well.”
The final on ITV saw the trio face challenges alone in a bid to win a last dinner together, with Miller trying to win starters, Gregson aiming to secure main courses and Bridge on desserts.
In the last week, the show has gained online attention for presenters Ant and Dec wading into UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ongoing controversies.
The show returned to Gwrych Castle for a second year due to ongoing coronavirus travel restrictions, preventing filming at its usual location in the Australian jungle.
As well as having to remove intruders on two separate occasions, the celebrity contestants were also evacuated from camp for a few days and taken to separate locations without phones, internet or televisions as a precaution as Storm Arwen caused damage to the production.
Following three days off air, the show returned after the production team worked around the clock to get it back up and running.
This year’s series also saw TV presenter Richard Madeley exit the show early after he was taken to hospital as a precaution when he fell ill. Having broken the Covid bubble, he was not able to return to the programme.