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Larry Lamb voted off I'm A Celebrity

Published 02/12/2016

Larry Lamb
Larry Lamb

Larry Lamb was disappointed he didn't get further in the jungle-based reality competition.

Larry Lamb became the sixth celebrity to leave the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! camp on Thursday night (01Dec16).

The former EastEnders star faced off against rival Martin Roberts, before hosts Ant and Dec revealed it was Larry who was for the chop.

Larry's campmates struggled to hide their disappointment at the actor leaving, with former footballer Wayne Bridge even seen bursting into tears.

And as he made his way over the drawbridge for his post-exit interview with the Geordie duo, Larry admitted he had hoped to get further in the ITV competition.

"I’m disappointed," Larry said. "But I’ve had such an extraordinary time. It's changed me as a person. It’s been such an amazing opportunity."

Larry became something of a surrogate father for the camp, with his protective nature first revealed when he dove back into the river to rescue a flailing Scarlett Moffatt right at the beginning of their I'm A Celebrity journey.

Since then, Larry had become someone the younger campmates went to with their problems, although the Gavin & Stacey star insists that's just natural in that situation.

"You become their father figure as it were. If you are a father and older and a group of young people look to you, that's what happens," he said.

Ant and Dec were also keen to question Larry about his apparent rivalry with Homes Under the Hammer's Martin, who made a late entrance to the jungle alongside Danny Baker. Danny was the first star voted off the show.

Larry insisted there was no feud between him and Martin, awkwardly going silent as the presenters pressed him on the matter.

After much questioning, Larry eventually admitted that while the pair had their differences, it was "a different vibe entirely" in the jungle to what is seen in the show.

Martin, Scarlett, Wayne, Adam Thomas, Joel Dommett and Sam Quek are now left to battle it out for the title of king or queen of the jungle.

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