I'M A CELEBRITY: Shock As Jungle Favourite Joey Essex Evicted, Along With Amy Willerton!

The nation - well, the reality TV watching part of it, anyway - is in shock this morning with not one but two shock evictions last night from 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

Joey Essex, the firm favourite for this year's title, was voted out of the jungle, and so was Amy Willerton, this year's bikini babelet, whose Machiavellian dealings had caused the distaste of her campmates but kept the audience tittering, particularly her flirting with Joey.

Joey and Amy went home last night, much to the shock of Tweeting fans

Joey's eviction was a particular shock, because his benign antics in the jungle had brought the TOWIE star a new legion of fans, hanging on his every Joeyism - 'I've never learnt to blow my nose, never needed to' - and creating his own hashtag on Twitter, #joeyofthejungle.

Both were happy in defeat. Amy told hosts Ant and Dec, "I never thought I'd make it this far. I'm shocked it's been the most amazing time - a blessing."

Joey commented, "It's like being in school - you learn so much. I've learned more in there than I would have in three years."

On the subject of Rebecca Adlington's tears about being compared with physically, Amy continued to be gracious, saying, "I just wanted to tell her, Becky, every woman in her life has not felt body confident.

I know exactly what that feels like.

"I hope my time in the jungle shows that looks are limited and that I'll have to show something else. I hope I've shown that I have brains and I have substance."

So now this popular pair have left the camp, the three people left in for this weekend's final are former Westlife singer Kian Egan, soap star Lucy Pargeter and dress designer David Emanuel.

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