Ex-jockey Willie Carson finishes unplaced as he exits jungle

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Former champion jockey Willie Carson last night became the ninth I’M A Celeb camp mate to be booted off the show.

The 69-year-old lost the public vote against Dougie Poynter after 20 days in the jungle.

As he hugged the rest ofthe group goodbye and ran across the bridge, the shows’ hosts Ant and Dec told him that they’d really been looking forward to interviewing him.

The pair greeted him with a glass of champagne, but Willie laughed, saying: “Jeez, I haven’t got over the last one yet!” – referring to his night in the hot tub with Peter Andre where he got quite tipsy on bubbly.

Willie picked up a glass of water instead and told the duo that being in the jungle was harder than what he’d imagined.

“Not having the outside world was hard, but I didn’t mind the conditions,” he told them. “It was not getting the food, and then having to do things and get in trouble that was hard.”

The pair then went on to tell him that the Bed Bugs challenge – which saw him flick some crickets – had caused a “bit of a storm” in the UK with some animal lovers  worried that he had hurt or killed the critters.

But the little Scot was quick to defend his actions, stating: “No animals were hurt in the making of that film!”

the conservation then moved swiftly on to Willie’s role as Camp Prince.

“I was a bit surprised that I was nominated. I think it’s because I’m old. I didn’t enjoy doing nothing though as I like to get my hands dirty.

“Both Lorraine and Crissy were my favourite princesses,” said willie.

Ant and Dec then went on to talk about the touchy subject of camp traitors Antony and Dougie, and Willie told them he still hadn’t forgotten about it.

“It didn’t wash with me,” he said. “Dishonesty was shown to be worthwhile and I didn’t like it. “If you’re dishonest, you should be punished – not the other way round.”

Willie then finished his interview by saying that he wants all of the contestants to win the show, before taking a sip of champagne and rushing across the exit bridge into the arms of his wife Elaine.

Following his exit bookies make Mark Wright their odds-on favourite at 8/11 to win the show.

Dougie  (4/1) is considered his biggest rival, closely followed by Antony on 5s. Fatima is the rank outsider of the final four on 8/1.


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