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Megan Nisbet

Inside the I'm a Celebrity dinner party with hugs, booze and Mike Tindall speech

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is over for another year. The 2022 series saw retired footballer Jill Scott crowned Queen of the Jungle while Hollyoaks star Owen Warner came second and former health secretary Matt Hancock came third.

Jill was crowned the winner by royal family member Mike Tindall, who came in fourth place, in a final that saw all of this year's line-up return to screens to congratulate the three remaining contestants. And following the reunions with their loved ones on the famous bridge, the class of 2022 headed back to the hotel to swap their jungle kits for glad rags.

For this year's wrap-up party, the contestants and their family and friends opted for their own boozy dinner. The campmates reportedly dined at luxury seafood restaurant La Luna Marina Mirage in Queensland before heading home to the UK.

Read more: When is the I'm A Celebrity 2022 reunion episode this week?

Charlene White, who was the first contestant to be voted out of the 2022 series, shared a snap of the gang together after enjoying their dinner with the caption: "Last ones standing after a food and wine-filled night with all the campmates, family and friends. Brilliant final meal to officially mark the end of our crazy @imacelebrity experience."

Mike Tindall gave a speech at the farewell dinner (Charlene White/Instagram)

She later revealed that Mike had stood up to deliver a heartfelt speech and shared a clip of it on her Instagram profile. Wearing a Hawaiian-style shirt, the former rugby player could be heard telling the table: "I would like to say that it's been an absolute privilege and honour to meet you all, be together, and to spend that valuable time together.

"For 26 people to come together and get on for the amount of time we've got on, it's very, very, rare and very, very special and we should all appreciate that. Now we say great things to each other but when we get back to the UK, let's not f**k off, it's easy to do."

He continued: "Let's not do it because I think we've created a very special thing here and it's worth keeping it going, it's worth taking the time," before adding the show was the best ITV had done in 22 years thanks to the people on it and those behind the scenes.

Mike Tindall's royal wife Zara (left) wore a green minidress as she cosied up to Babatunde Aleshe and Charlene White's sister Carina (centre) on Monday (_carinawh / Instagram)

Captioning the post, Charlene wrote: The Dad of camp… @mike_tindall12 (aka Vanilla Mike) giving his speech at our final meal is Oz last night. Every word echoes exactly how we all feel about this experience. It’s been incredible. We would never have survived the early days of the @imacelebrity camp without him. Aside from all the other stuff he did in camp, he was the only one who knew how to light the fire - which was crucial obviously.

"His song lyrics knowledge is off the scale, his banter is top tier, and he’s just incredibly kind and caring. And gives THE best hugs. I’m looking forward to seeing you back at our @loosewomen studio soon Vanilla Mike."

The celebrities were joined by their loved ones with Mike's royal wife Zara Tindall looking glamorous in a green dress as she posed with Charlene's sister Carina and 2022 contestant Babatúndé Aléshé. Carina also shared a photo of Owen eating a cake with cutlery on her Instagram, writing: "Owen eating a whole cake with a fork is actually killing me."

I’m A Celebrity 2022 winner Jill Scott (Tim Merry / Daily Star)
Zara Tindall heads for dinner with husband Mike and the 2022 campmates (Tim Merry / Daily Star)

Earlier in the evening, the campmates were seen leaving the hotel looking very different to how they did in camp. While Mike opted for a Hawaiian-style shirt, winner Jill looked sensational in a black jumpsuit, while Matt Hancock, who was seen hand in hand with girlfriend Gina, opted for a white shirt and jeans.

The campmates will return for one final instalment of I'm A Celebrity in the form of the Coming Out show which will air on Thursday, December 1. For more showbiz and television stories get our newsletter here.


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