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Oh my Gogglebox! Scarlett's queen of the jungle

Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has been named queen of the jungle as she emerged victorious from I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

The 26-year-old, a front-runner for the title since early in the series, looked stunned as presenters Ant and Dec said she had beaten comedian Joel Dommett to the crown.

"I feel dizzy," she said, as she sat on her throne. "I can't believe it. Oh my God."

Moffat, who was crowned by former winner Vicky Pattison, said she had been a fan of I'm A Celebrity since she was a young girl but never dreamed she would one day win it.

"I might be the only person to say this but I wish I could do it all again," she said.

Asked if it met her expectations, she said: "It's exceeded them beyond anything that I thought.

"I've never felt so happy.

"I just feel like I'm not going to be scared of anything any more."

Comedian Dommett said he was thrilled just to make it to the final and thought he had been "thoroughly unentertaining".

He said Moffatt was the right winner: "She is the best human being I have ever met."

Dommett said he was going to miss the "simplicity" of living without news or social media and joked that he was looking for a sister show named "I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Back In There!"

Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas finished third and said it had been "amazing".

After watching a montage of his jungle highlights, he added: "What an experience. I would not have changed any of that for the world."

During his time on the show, Thomas earned the nickname "Mr Bushtucker Trial" after he was nominated for 11 challenges and won 49 stars.

"I just faced every fear possible," he said.

The final episode saw the trio tackling individual challenges to win a lavish feast for their last night around the campfire.

Moffatt was selected for the Cavern of Claws, which involved collecting stars inside a sealed cave that was full of water and jungle critters.

Whimpering and tearful, she secured her stars despite rats, cockroaches and crickets being poured on her.

Dommett, 30, won his feast by munching through stomach-churning fare such as a dead hawk moth, a pig's snout and fish eyes.

He was able to pick delicious treats over the jungle tucker, but only collected stars for the less-than-appetising dishes.

One choice was between goat penis and testicles or New York cheesecake.

Sniffing the cheesecake, he whispered tenderly to it: "I'll see you in a day, wait up for me."

Thomas , 28, had an extreme phobia of spiders and sought hypnotherapy to help him combat his fear before heading into the jungle.

Showing just how far he had come, Thomas kept his cool as he put on a helmet filled with creepy crawlies, including spiders, that scurried over his face.

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