10’s own Miguel Maestre has won I’m A Celebrity Get me Out of Here.
The former Living Room chef defeated ex-AFL player Dale “Daisy” Thomas to be crowned King of the Jungle.
Showbiz royalty Rhonda Burchmore came third.
Maestre won over viewers of the show with his unabashed emotion, tears and expressive personality, often referred to as the ‘Godfather’ of the camp. He also kept his campmates fed by cooking meals every night.
For Maestre it was a victory that contrasted with his elimination first on 2019’s Dancing with the Stars. He wins $100,000 for his chosen charity RUOK? (also the chosen charity for Tanya Hennessy).
“I want to say thank you to the people I look up to, the people I love the most. That is my family, my beautiful wife Sascha, Claudia and Morgan. I want to say thank you to the family back at home supporting,” he said.
10’s series launched earlier than ever this year, on January 5, but the move paid off with improved ratings and apparently record votes. It even delivered the show’s first ever romance between Charlotte Crosby and Ryan Gallagher. More importantly, it has given upcoming shows a serious promotion platform.
10 is yet to renew the series but 10 Programming Director Daniel Monaghan recently told TV Tonight, “I’d be stunned if it wasn’t back next year.”