Paul Burrell Farewells The Jungle as Finals week begins

Nine has become eight as I’m a celebrity heads toward the finish line. 

All nine celebrities competed in tonight’s action-packed Tucker Trial, Meals On Wheels. Split into two teams, captains Shannon Noll and Danny Green jumped behind the wheel of a ute and lead their groups through various obstacle courses. While Danny’s team charged quickly ahead with a 20-second advantage, it was Shannon’s skilful driving that saw his team battle testing terrains to cross the finish line first.

It was an emotional night for the celebrities, who each received video messages from their loved ones back home. Tears were shed and laughs were had as the camp mates watched their heartfelt messages, lifting spirits after six weeks away from their loved ones. While every video resulted in tears from the celebrities, it was an ultrasound from Fiona’s daughter Tess that touched the camp the most.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! alumni Steve Price sat down with Fiona for the fourth instalment of Jungle Radio. In her honest and confronting interview with Steve, Fiona opened up about her entry into stand-up comedy, her decade-long battle with alcohol and how the addiction impacted her self-esteem and relationships with her family. Fiona spoke about the upcoming birth of her first grandchild and how she is embracing this next, sober chapter of her life.

Later in the show, hosts Dr. Chris Brown and Julia Morris announced that British butler Paul Burrell was the fifth celebrity to be voted out of the jungle. Despite entering the competition as a latecomer, Paul quickly cemented himself as a valuable camp mate.

As the former butler to the late Princess Diana, Paul unveiled countless stories from his time at Buckingham Palace. While his tales entertained and at times shocked his camp mates, it was a spookily accurate psychic reading from world-famous medium John Edward that left Paul gobsmacked.

Paul took part in six trials, with the most memorable being The Dungeon Of Terrors. Screaming his way through an underground chamber filed with snakes, tarantulas and crocodiles, Paul faced his fears to win an impressive seven stars for camp. Paul was at the forefront of important discussions surrounding circumcision and marriage equality and he struck an unlikely friendship with Danny Green, who gave him boxing lessons and taught him how to swim.