Brendan Fevola has won I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2016.
The former professional AFL player defeated former NRL champion Paul “The Chief” Harragon in the TEN finale.
Ex-Bachelor contestant Laurina Fleure finished third.
Fevola won $100,000 for his charity, the Shane Warne Foundation which ironically winds up this week following recent headlines. In a parting gesture, Fevola offered to give $50,000 of the winnings to Paul Harragon’s charity, the Mark Hughes Foundation.
Warne finished fifth in the reality series behind singer Anthony Callea last week.
The final episode saw “loved ones” visit the camp in sentimental scenes reuniting contestants with family members, and a spectacular helicopter ride over the African landscape.
It also included a final challenge dropping a “bomb” into a giant star while flying down a zipline from the dam. When none of the three celebrities succeeded, host Julia Morris took to the zipline herself to win the trio final meals.
Brendan Fevola’s win marks something of a redemption for the footballer who appeared on the series in order to address his ‘bad boy’ image. He managed to show another side to his personality including his cheeky humour, commitment to horrendous trials and his unlikely ‘bromance’ with Anthony Callea.
Fevola also discussed his battles with depression and also recounted his controversial 2009 Brownlow Awards night bender, which led to the demise of his AFL career.
TEN’s series has attracted better ratings than its debut season in 2015 but is yet to be renewed.