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Former race ace Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty crowned jungle king

By PA Reporters

World Superbike champion Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty has been crowned king of the jungle on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Fogarty (49) beat former X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden and TV presenter Melanie Sykes to the title in last night's final of the ITV show.

He endured three weeks in the Australian jungle braving grim bushtucker trials to beat 11 other celebrities - including chomping on ostrich testicles and a camel penis.

The motorcyclist broke down in tears as he took his place on the throne in front of his fellow camp-mates before wrapping his arms around his wife.

He told presenters Ant and Dec: "I just think it's all a dream, someone's playing a trick on me.

"This is the best thing that has ever happened. It's absolutely mental. I don't know what, but I must have done something right."

His final gruesome task saw him determinedly tackle an unappetising meal of testicles, ostrich anus and camel penis.

He pipped to the post former X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden who came second after braving burrowing cockroaches and crabs in his final task.

The self-proclaimed "clown" was little known before the show started, having appeared in X Factor just weeks before he entered the jungle .

TV presenter Melanie Sykes was the first of the three to be voted off last night's show after being forced to submerge herself in a tank filled with eels and crabs.

After leaving the two men behind in the camp she said: "I'm a bit gutted that I'm not in the final."

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