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McFly bassist Dougie Poynter wins I'm a Celebrity

Dougie Poynter. Harry Page/ITV/Rex Features/PA Wire
Image caption Dougie Poynter hugged Mark Wright while the result was announced

McFly bassist Dougie Poynter has been crowned "king of the jungle" after seeing off reality TV personality Mark Wright in the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! final.

The pop star won the final public vote on the ITV1 show ahead of Wright, who appears in The Only Way Is Essex.

Poynter said: "I'm lost for words, my mouth is so dry. These have been the best couple of weeks of my life."

Wright told presenters Ant and Dec: "There couldn't be a better winner."

Earlier in Saturday's show, the pair, both 24, were seen taking part in their final Bushtucker trial to win their last supper in their Australian jungle camp.

They ate a number of items including fish eye and bush pig penis to win a three-course meal for their final night.

Poynter and Wright spent 22 days together in the jungle as they watched their fellow contestants gradually voted off the show, in which celebrities undertake a series of trials to win food for the camp.

The public are asked to vote for which celebrities they want to keep in the jungle.

This years contestants were Hart to Hart actress Stefanie Powers, actress and presenter Jessica Jane Clement, Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton, ex-Olympic athlete Fatima Whitbread, jockey Willie Carson, comedian Freddie Starr, Benidorm actress Crissy Rock, and actress Lorraine Chase.

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