Nick Knowles on IAC

Nick Knowles voted off I’m A Celebrity

It came as a bit of a shock

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Nick Knowles has become the latest celebrity voted out of the I’m A Celebrity jungle.

The DIY SOS presenter found himself in the bottom two alongside X Factor star Fleur East on Thursday night’s show.

However, after 20 days in the camp, Nick’s journey Down Under has come to an end.

Nick Knowles and Fleur East on IAC
Viewers saved Fleur over Nick (Credit: ITV)

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After he said goodbye to his fellow campmates, Nick opened up to hosts Holly Willoughby and Dec Donnelly about his jungle experience.

He said: “When I came in here I wanted to see whether a whole group of people could get together and make friends.”

Nick said he would like to see either Fleur or Harry Redknapp win the series.

He said: “I think Fleur is the most amazing young woman. She’s talented and has an amazing ability. And H [Harry] is the most amazing story teller.”

Viewers watching from home were gobsmacked by the result and shared their thoughts on Twitter.

One person wrote: “NICK over Fleur??????? Wtfffff.”

Another said: “Omg I can’t believe Nick has gone. I really wanted him to get to the final.”

A third added: “Wow I’d thought he would be within last three… SHOCKED.”

Nick won over the nation during his time in the jungle.

His generous acts of giving up his food and his pillow – and his refusal to hang up the female celebs’ underwear in camp because he is “old fashioned” left many viewers falling in love with him.

However, some people called him “fake” and accused him of putting on a “Mr Nice Guy” act in order to win, others said they think he is being “genuine”.

Nick Knowles on IAC
Many viewers fell in love with Nick and his jungle antics (Credit: ITV)

Nick’s son Charles, 25, defended him earlier this week.

He told The Mirror: “We know this is how dad is and he will always help others. Even if others doubt him for doing it. He always says you don’t do things for a medal you do it because it’s the right thing to do!

“Dad’s just being dad. He’s caring, kind and always puts others before himself.”

Nick Knowles on IAC
Nick caused some mixed reactions during his time in the jungle (Credit: ITV)

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Nick’s exit from the show comes after bookies William Hill placed the odds of Nick being voted out on Thursday night at 6/4.

William Hill’s Joe Crilly said: “Anne [Hegerty] was the best backed to go last night before the show started, however we saw a spike of bets for Nick as the show wore on and we think that premature gamble is preceding his departure tonight.”

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