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Fatima hails 'wonderful' jungle

Fatima Whitbread described life in the jungle as "the most wonderful experience I've ever had" as I'm A Celebrity reached its penultimate day.

The remaining contestants have all been analysing their time on the show, with Mark Wright saying the experience had "110% made me a better person".

Dougie Poynter admitted he believed he had made a mistake when he first arrived, saying he thought "I have nothing in common with these people", while Antony Cotton revealed he had "no regrets".

But the drama had not ended for the final four as they arranged themselves in order of energy and speed to face a celebrity cyclone bushtucker trial.

They donned superhero costumes to face the challenge, which involved placing stars on four markers within 10 minutes while battling strong winds, gym balls and water.

Antony was given the easiest task, followed by Dougie and Mark. There were just 60 seconds left on the clock when Fatima powered through the elements to reach her marker.

She said: "What a triumphant day that was. Four stars, I can't wait to get our meal." Mark added: "That was one of the best things I have ever done."

The celebrities then took part in a task to win treats for themselves by lifting blocks from a tower without the structure collapsing. Tea, pepper, chips, bread, butter, cheese, milk, ice-cream and herbs had all been secured before Mark sent the tower tumbling. "Never mind, we have chips," said Antony in support.

Talking about her time on the show, Fatima said: "Jungle life has been the most wonderful experience I've ever had. I have a hard exterior but underneath I'm a softie. The trials have been the best thing for me and failure wasn't an option."

The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! winner will be revealed on Saturday night.

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