Andrew Flintoff wins Australia's I'm A Celebrity
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 March 2015
Andrew Flintoff has won Australia's version of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here', beating off competition from Barry Hall and Chrissie Swan to be crowned King of the Jungle
Andrew Flintoff has won Australia's version of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here'.
The cricket star was crowned King of the Jungle after seeing off competition from Australian Football League player Barry Hall and TV personality Chrissie Swan.
Speaking to the show's host Chris Brown after his win, he said: "'As an Englishmen winning something in Australia, it's unheard of.
"That walk from the trial gate to here was one of longest walks of my life. I don't like insects, snakes, the dark."
During his time in the South African jungle, he drank a concoction of fermented milk and cockroaches as well as dining on a rat's tail.
Speaking about the experience, he added: "I'm shocked. I'm stuck for words a little bit. I never expected to get this far. It's a lot to take in really. I am shocked, surprised, pleased. I've got a lot of emotions going round at the minute. I'm humbled...
"I've just tried to take everything out of it, no point moping around. I love meeting new people it's been nice. Friendships get accelerated in the camp, so I dropped my guard and spoke about things."
Whilst on the programme, Andrew opened up about suffering from depression and giving up alcohol.
For winning the show, 100,000 Australian dollars will be donated to his chosen charity, the McGrath Foundation.