Kieron Dyer: 'I'm gutted I didn't make the final of I'm A Celeb'

Former footballer Kieron Dyer has said he is “gutted” to be voted off I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! at the semi-final stage.

In a double exit, the sports star left the jungle alongside Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter after securing the fewest votes from the public.

Bookies’ favourite Vicky Pattison of Geordie Shore fame will battle The Only Way Is Essex’s Ferne McCann and Union J’s George Shelley for the I’m A Celebrity crown.

I'm A Celebrity's Kieron Dyer during Celebrity Cyclone

I’m A Celebrity’s Kieron Dyer during Celebrity Cyclone (ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

“I’m gutted I didn’t make it to the final. I’m disappointed,” Kieron told presenters Ant and Dec during his interview.

“I came in thinking I’d have a game plan and it would be easy, but it was tough. I’ve never cried so much in my life. But I’ve also never had so much laughs in my life.”

Kieron formed a close bond with Lady Colin Campbell, dubbed Lady C on the ITV show.

I'm A Celebrity stars Kieron Dyer and Lady C

I’m A Celebrity stars Kieron Dyer and Lady C (Rex/Shutterstock)


“It might surprise people,” he said of their friendship, “but I’m a mummy’s boy, she’s an older mother figure. We just hit it off.”

He admitted he was frustrated by her behaviour at times, but added: “She’s an amazing woman.”

Soap star Jorgie said the experience was a testing one due to not having enough food.

Kieron Dyer and Jorgie Porter on I'm A Celebrity

Kieron Dyer and Jorgie Porter on I’m A Celebrity (ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)


“I thought it would be really easy. I thought we’d get sandwiches!” she said. “I didn’t think I’d get bitten as much. It’s really hard.”

Earlier, the contestants won all five stars in the Celebrity Cyclone Bushtucker Trial.

Ant and Dec told the celebrities they had to get the five yellow stars on to the markers.

I'm A Celebrity's stars during Celebrity Cyclone

I’m A Celebrity’s stars during Celebrity Cyclone (ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)


“You can stop the trial at any point by saying I’m a celebrity, get me out of here, but we won’t hear you because it’s too loud so just carry on!” the Geordie duo joked.

However, they were also splashed by the water and air.

I'm A Celebrity's Ant and Dec

I’m A Celebrity’s Ant and Dec (ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)


“Nobody said we were going to get wet as well!” cried Ant and Dec.

When the celebrities arrived back at camp, they were told five choc ices had been hidden and they had to find them before they melted.

TV stars Ferne and Vicky

TV stars Ferne and Vicky (ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)


All five contestants found the treats and agreed it had been “the best day”.

The camp mates discussed their best and worst jungle moments.

I'm A Celebrity's Ferne McCann

I’m A Celebrity’s Ferne McCann (ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)


Ferne said: “Honestly, my high point was the snake trial. I can’t put into words how terrified I was. I hate trials, but bringing back 10 stars – you can’t buy that feeling. It was incredible”.

Kieron revealed his low moments came with the departures of boxer Chris Eubank and Lady Colin Campbell, dubbed Lady C on the ITV show.

“My worst part was when Chris and Lady C left, I was so grumpy. That was tough for me as I’d formed such a great relationship with them and didn’t have that bond with other camp mates.

I'm A Celebrity's Kieron Dyer

I’m A Celebrity’s Kieron Dyer (ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)


“At the time when those two left, I thought that was the end for me. But it helped me develop stronger relationships,” he said.

Jorgie talked about Disaster Chef, her memorable Bushtucker Trial.

“My lowest moments were being in Snake Rock when we had no food. Disaster Chef! That was the most strongest I was – I ate three cockroaches live, that was horrific.”

Vicky Pattison on I'm A Celebrity

Vicky Pattison on I’m A Celebrity (ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)


“I’d like to thank you all for being part of the best experience I’ve ever had,” said Vicky.

For the last night in the jungle, the five celebrities were treated to a slap-up meal.

Music was played in the camp so everyone danced and sang.

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