Queens of the Jungle: A look back at seven women who have won I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here
It seems to go too quickly, doesn’t it?
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Is drawing to a conclusion and what a three weeks it has been. Many of the camp-mates have now been voted off ahead of Sunday’s final leaving Nick Knowles, Harry Redknapp, John Barrowman, James McVey, Fleur East and Emily Atack to battle it out for jungle supremacy.
Football manager Harry Redknapp is the favourite to be crowned King of the jungle with the I’m A Celebrity odds also favouring actress Emily Atack and singer Fleur East as well.
Whoever is crowned will join an exclusive list of 16 other celebrities who have all been victorious Down Under, with the winners typically broadening their career off the back of jungle success.
Here, we take a look at seven previous female winners of the hit ITV reality series and explore what they’re up to nowadays.
Kerry Katona - 2004
The original Queen of the jungle.
Kerry Katona was crowned in 2004 in what was the show’s third series. The former Atomic Kitten singer was the first female to win I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Kerry was the face of Iceland and Asda TV adverts off the back of her success in Australia, and she also appeared in Dancing On Ice and Celebrity Big Brother in 2011.
These days, Kerry limits herself to TV appearances after an unsuccessful second-stint with Atomic Kitten, which ended in November 2017.
Carol Thatcher 2005
The winner of series five, Carol Thatcher is most famously known as the daughter of former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
Carol certainly had to demonstrate her worth in the jungle when she had to undergo one of the more infamous ‘Bushtucker trials’. Eating jungle bugs and kangaroo testicles to win food for her celebrity camp-mates!
Such a feat saw her crowned Queen of the Jungle and unsurprisingly, Carol lives her life away from the limelight. She is a journalist and author and wrote the biographies of both her mother and father, Sir Dennis Thatcher.
Stacey Solomon - 2010
It took another five years before I’m A Celeb crowned another female winner.
Stacey Solomon, who rose to fame after coming third on the X Factor, stole the nation’s hearts as she romped home to win series ten.
Her victory has certainly furthered her career, appearing on Loose Women as a panellist currently but Stacey has appeared on I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp, The X Factor (presenter 2017-18) and The Love Machine to name but a few.
Stacey was also the face of supermarket Iceland in 2011 and in October of this year, she launched her own clothing range with Primark.
Charlie Brooks - 2012
I’m A Celeb’s fourth female winner came in the shape of Eastenders star, Charlie Brooks.
The actress shot to fame after playing the feisty and mischievous Janine Butcher in the BBC One soap, a role which earned her plenty of plaudits.
Since her jungle success, Charlie has left, returned and left Eastenders and was also the winner of Strictly Come Dancing (Christmas Special, 2011), proving she really is a reality TV star Queen.
Vicky Pattison - 2015
The former Geordie Shore star was victorious over George Shelley (Union J singer) and Ferne McCann, (The Only Way is Essex) and has gone on to enjoy a string of TV and media work since.
Vicky has presented on I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp, Ex on the Beach, World of Weird, This Morning as well as appearing as a panellist on Loose Women.
Vicky’s jungle success has certainly catapulted her career into what it is today and the job offers won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
Scarlett Moffatt - 2016
Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt was crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2016 after the British public voted for her over Joel Dommett (stand-up comedian) and Adam Thomas (Emmerdale actor).
Scarlett has gone on to present a number of TV shows including I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Virtually Famous.
The 28-year-old star has certainly benefited from her time Down Under and similarly to Vicky Pattison, is the subject to more work offers than not.
Georgia Toffolo - 2017
Last year’s winner made it three consecutive Queens in a row after holding off the challenge of Jamie Lomas (actor) and Iain Lee (writer & broadcaster).
The Made in Chelsea star was a relative unknown before her jungle success but is now a household name across TV and media.
Georgia has appeared on Celebs Go Dating and is currently a reporter for This Morning, as well as her regular slot on MIC.