We all knew that Dougie was going to win.
You can call me cynical, but I also think Mark might not have got second place if the ‘Bromance’ between him and the McFly bass player hadn’t of blossomed.
And their first ‘date?’ The final trial, which was possibly one of the worst ever in I’m a Celeb history: A ‘Banquet’ of cockroach cocktails, fish-eye ‘oysters’, and other grim grub. Nevertheless, the boys soldiered on through it. Mark even called ‘Cricket Cruditaire’ Crispy Duck as Ant and Deck peered on with their hands over their faces nearly gagging at the sight.
Mark and Dougie had survived three weeks, endless public votes, and a visit from Peter Andre. Putting up with all the bickering between campmates, no food, and sleeping with rats had finally brought Dougie and Mark to the Jungle studio, the empty throne anticipating the new King of the Jungle. Once the nostalgic montages had played out, the pair was asked, ‘Would they go through it all again?’ Their answer? Of course they would!
Dougie was speechless when he was crowned the winner, and posed for the cameras at the end of the bridge whilst bandmate Tom Fletcher ran towards him.
It seems Dougie and Mark’s friendship has overshadowed the competition. Who would have thought pop star and the Essex Boy would get on so well? But, more importantly, how long will this friendship last once the last (insect free) cocktail at the afterparty in their five star Australian hotel has been drunk, and the ‘exclusive’ has been published? We’ll have to wait, or at least until we forget about it.