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Christie happy to leave jungle

Linford Christie jumped with joy as he was voted off I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

The former Olympic sprinter sprung to his feet and hugged and kissed Ant and Dec as it was announced he had lost the public vote.

"I'm going home!" he shouted as comedian Dom Joly looked on dejectedly after learning he was staying in the jungle.

Speaking after leaving the camp, Linford said he felt under pressure to be strong on behalf of the group.

He said: "They saw me as a leader, a motivator, the big strong guy. I had to try to be brave.

"There were things that scared me but I had to just try and hide it and get on."

He said the heavy Pacific rains that had washed over the camp in the last few days had been the last straw.

"I've had enough. I had enough days ago, seriously," he said.

He revealed that he would like former X Factor contestant Stacey Solomon to win, saying: "Stacey's the loveliest person. When I was down I could always go to Stacey and she would cheer me up.

"She can't see the bad in anyone and she deserves to win."

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