TV chef Gino D’Acampo has been crowned king of the jungle after winning I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2009.

The 34-year-old Italian beat TV presenter Kim Woodburn into second place. Snooker ace Jimmy White finished third.

D’Acampo – who had been the bookies’ favourite to win – cheered as his name was announced before being overcome with emotion, as the former celerity campers who had returned for the final gathered round to congratulate him.

Afterwards, he told Ant and Dec he had “thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”

“This three weeks has been crazy but I don’t think there was one day where I thought what am I doing here,” he said.

Earlier in the show D’Acampo had been seen taking part in one final Bushtucker trial in order to win a luxury dinner for the camp.

The chef chewed his way through a series of jungle delicacies including meal worms, cockroaches, crocodile tongue and a fermented duck egg.

Woodburn and White also faced final trials to win last night luxuries.

Woodburn was covered with jungle critters while standing in a specially constructed box, while White had to find a series of keys hidden in a tank of water.