Belfast Telegraph

Olympian Sam Quek voted off I'm A Celebrity

Olympian Sam Quek has missed out on a place in the I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! final by becoming the ninth person to be voted off.

The hockey star was one of four celebrities left in the jungle alongside Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt, comedian Joel Dommett and soap star Adam Thomas.

Talking to hosts Ant and Dec after leaving she said: "I'm so nervous and so happy, I can't believe it's the end. I'm so overwhelmed, I never expected to get this far."

Quek, 28, said she had loved her time in the jungle, and was overwhelmed by the support she had received from fans.

"I came in here just to be myself to get on the map and inspire young girls, everyone, that sport is cool and this could be you one day," she explained.

She said she would like Thomas to win as like her he had "come a long way" in facing his fear of critters.

Before her exit, the final four tackled the show's infamous trial Celebrity Cyclone, where they dressed as superheroes and were blasted with a water cannon.

Moffatt said: "Anyone who knows me knows how much I bang on about this every year and now I'm going to be doing it in real life."

After the trial, which they completed successfully, all four agreed that they had loved it and felt happy to have enjoyed it together.

Moffatt said: "The cyclone was better than I ever could imagine and I'm not kidding I've literally imagined it for about ten years now.

"I'm so content with life."

Dommett also spoke frankly about his thwarted attempts at finding romance, saying working unsociable hours means that his ideal partner would have to be "a nurse, Batman or a stripper".

He told Moffatt: " Being in here around all these people who are very happy in their relationships made me evaluate a lot of things and makes me feel a lot about what I want."

"I started dating someone before I came out here and am genuinely looking forward to seeing her again but the problem is that I immediately go away for work again.

"It's just really hard because I go, 'I really like you, see you in March'.

"It's hard to date a normal person who has a normal job."

Talking about his hectic schedule, he said: "I film during the day and pretty much gig every night, basically I need to date someone who does night-shifts like a nurse, or Batman or strippers.

"I dated a policewoman for a while and she was lovely, it's really fun dating a policewoman."

But he added: "It wasn't anything like 'let's use your handcuffs' because that would be the equivalent of her like asking me to tell jokes in the bedroom."

Later, Moffatt said in the Bush Telegraph: "He's not short of dates - he perhaps picks the wrong girls or when he gets close to someone he gets scared and bins them off."

A shock double eviction on Friday night saw Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts and ex-footballer Wayne Bridge booted from the jungle.

The winner of the show will be crowned during Sunday night's episode.

:: I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! concludes tomorrow at 9pm on ITV, when the winner will be announced.


From Belfast Telegraph