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09/12/2018 22:31 GMT | Updated 10/12/2018 09:00 GMT

Harry Redknapp Crowned 'I'm A Celebrity' Winner During Live Final

He beat John Barrowman and Emily Atack to win the series.

Harry Redknapp has won this year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’

The football manager was crowned King Of The Jungle during Sunday night’s live final of the ITV reality series. 

Harry beat fellow campmates John Barrowman and Emily Atack to win the series, who finished in third and second place respectively. 

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Harry Redknapp has been crowned the winner of 'I'm A Celebrity'

Hosts Holly Willoughby and Dec Donnelly revealed that 11 million votes had been cast during the final, which is expected to have attracted audiences of over 12 million. 

After winning, Harry said: “I’m amazed. I’m amazed I survived three weeks to be honest with you.

“When I first came in, I looked and I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m in trouble here.’ I looked at the group and I thought, they don’t really know or are interested in anything I’m interested in. No sport and it was only Nick really who knew a little bit about football. I thought it’s going to be a hard couple of weeks but they just dragged me through it, every one of them.

“They’re the most lovely people I’ve ever met, the whole group. There wasn’t one person I could ever say one single bad word about. They were amazing. Without them, I would never have survived.”

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Holly Willoughby and Dec Donnelly announced 11 million votes had been cast in the final

Prior to the winning announcement, the final three took part in a series of Bushtucker Trials in order to win a slap-up meal in camp.

Emily had to endure having a bowl of insects placed over her head, prompting some hilarious reactions from host Holly.

John had to take on an eating trial where he was faced with five bush delicacies, which he had to choose to eat over some of his favourite meals.

Meanwhile, Harry had to lie in a tomb that filled up with creepy crawlies and rats.

All three of them won all the stars on offer, securing them a banquet to end their time in the jungle.

After John left the jungle in third place, he broke down in tears as he told Holly and Dec of his relief at being out of camp.

“It’s a bit of relief and it’s a bit of excitement. I can’t believe so many people voted for me. It’s just so amazing,” he said.

“It’s surreal, it’s amazing. It’s probably one of the best things I’ve done. I can count it in the top five of things I’ve done in my career. It was harder than I ever thought.”

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Emily Atack finished as this year's runner-up

Emily added of her experience: “I’ve learned I can survive in the jungle so i feel like I can do anything.

“This place has given me so much self acceptance… I’ve just learned to accept who I am.”

As the final ended, Dec thanked Holly, who filled in for his usual presenting partner Ant McPartlin this year, as he continues his break from the spotlight. 

“Thank you, you have been amazing,” he said.

Holly said she had had “the time of my life”.

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