Farewells From the Jungle
Published: 14 March 2017
For these celebs, it is time to say goodbye to the jungle
Dane Swan and Nat Bassingthwaighte
There has never been a celebrity as calm and unfussed as runner-up Dane during Tucker Trials. Nothing, it seemed, was ever too scary, too gross or too daring for him. In true Swan style, he'd take one look at the challenge in front of him and utter those famous words...
"Thank you for all the votes and all the love"
It was incredibly special seeing Nat conquer Tucker Trial after Tucker Trial, but we're betting that nothing meant more to her than her reunion with her hubby and kids after six weeks apart.
"It's the hardest thing I've ever had to do"
We've learned a lot about Naz during his time in the jungle. Not only is he a hilarious comedian, but he's also a fearless Tucker Trial contender, occasional street fighter and of course, he has the world's worst gag reflex.
Compassionate, kind, and down to Earth, Naz always found a way to make his fellow celebrities smile, and he even became unlikely best mates with the not-so-smiley Steve Price.
"I feel like I've got another family"
After only a few days in camp, it was widely recognised that shock jock Steve was the human embodiment of the permanently peeved feline, Grumpy Cat. He's the straight-talking, no fuss figure who was never afraid to make his fellow celebrities aware of his true thoughts.
Over time, we saw a different, slightly softer side to Steve's personality. After receiving their first messages from home in weeks, an emotional Steve spoke wholeheartedly about his loving family, and was more determined than ever to continue in the jungle.
"I think that was a great achievement"
Known as the mother hen of camp, Lisa was always kind-hearted, generous and willing to share what little she had at camp.
Even when times were tough for her and continuing in the jungle felt impossible, she always managed to keep up her spirits and appreciate all the little things in life.
"Had a fabulous time, hope you did too! See you next time!"
Ash, the fiesty kitchen queen, brought the heat to the camp fire-pit during her time in the jungle. Always keen for a Tucker Trial, Ash never backed down from any challenge, even if they were hard to swallow.
Along with her sheer determination to earn stars for her camp mates, we'll also never forget Ash's many on-point facial expressions.
"It's something that will remain with me forever, it's a wonderful memory"
Along with Cleo the soft toy leopard, Carson brought his flair for fashion and his sunny personality to jungle life. With his new celeb friends, he hosted a mock fashion show in honour of the Academy Award, gave Tembo the elephant a scrub down and pedicure and created a signature line of beetroot-coloured lipsticks.
"I will not be coming back for my honeymoon, let's just say"
During her time in the jungle, Tegan proved herself to be a true Tucker Trial warrior, conquering nine trials no matter how hard they were to swallow. Let's just say, she definitely won't be forgetting her Day At The Races with Carson and Keira.
As the resident jungle hairdresser, she was always willing to lend a helping hand and managed to keep everyone's spirits up, even in the stickiest of situations.
"Thank you so much for supporting me and my time in the jungle"
Kris Smith and Keira Maguire
With a surprise double elimination last night, it's time to say goodbye to Kris and Keira.
During Kris' time at camp he learned a lot about himself, facing many trials and challenges that pushed him both physically and mentally.
Although some challenges - his secret missions - were more enjoyable than others...
"It was an amazing experience, from highs and lows, ups and downs. It has really taught me a lot about myself."
Entering camp as a surprise new campmate, Keira sure shook things up!
Since her arrival she's been chosen for pretty much every Tucker Trial, putting her bravery to the test.
She finally silenced her doubters and showed Australia what she's made of when she conquered the infamous World's End 2.0 Trial.
"I had an amazing experience. Words cannot even describe what I've been through."
During her time in the jungle Tziporah never failed to spice up camp conversation with thought-provoking questions. Although controversial at times, Tziporah's huge feat of bravery during the Viper Room Reloaded Trial will go down in I'm A Celebrity history.
A round of applause for Tziporah!
"Thank you so much to everybody who voted for me and thank you to all my good friends who I know are waiting back at home to give me a party!"
It's time to say goodbye to the jungle's unofficial ukulele master, Jay. He was the father-figure who helped make his celeb 'children' feel at home despite their remote South African camp. With an infectious laugh and warm smile, his presence will be sorely missed.
"I'm leaving one big family and coming back to my own."
He assumed it would be an easy-breezy stay at a "jungle hotel", but boy was Tom susrprised when his I'm A Celebrity experience rapidly became the exact opposite of a tranquil South African holiday. Tom faced many difficulties in the jungle - catching some zzz's wasn't one of them - but by the end of his stay in camp he'd notched up several stars and made some life-long friends.