Last night I’m a Celebrity delivered a 2 hour finale that crowned it’s winner.
Andrew Freedie Flintoff beat out AFL superstar Barry Hall and audience favourite Chrissie Swan.
“It is a bit strange because an Englishman wins something Australian,” Flintoff said. “I tried for years and I’m used to going home with absolutely nothing and finally I have won something.” He added: “I’m shocked. I’m stuck for words a little bit. I never expected to get this far, geez. It is a lot to take in really. I’m shocked, surprised, pleased; I’ve got a lot of emotions going round at the minute. I’m humbled.”
Flintoff almost didn’t make it into the jungle having doubts about whether to appear on the show he revealed in his post exit interview. his win secures $100,000 for his chosen charity, the McGrath Foundation.
Chrissie Swan said I think I’m stronger. Looking back on the first week here, I could never have imagined being here on the very last day. I’ve really thrown everything into this experience. I’m thrilled I stuck it out. I would have missed out on a whole lot of lessons if I’d gone early, that’s for sure. Six weeks down the track, I see the point. It is all about getting to know yourself a bit better, remembering what important, stripping away everything unnecessary is so that you can work out what is necessary.” Barry Hall was very quiet about the experience but was overjoyed to have made it to the finale.
There’s no word from Ten if the series will be back for a second season.