Here's why Richard Madeley should be crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity already
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I’m A Celebrity: 6 reasons Richard Madeley is already this year’s winner!

Everyone else might as well pack up and go home

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This year’s I’m A Celebrity has finally been confirmed and Richard Madeley is already earning his pay cheque.

So much so, we think he’s already this year’s winner. Why? Read on…

Here's why Richard Madeley should be crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity already
I’m A Celebrity star Richard Madeley is ready to go! (Credit: ITV)

Why I’m A Celebrity star Richard Madeley will nail it

1. He’s had previous reality TV experience

Who remembers The Circle?

Channel 4’s reality show gained a cult audience when the first series aired in 2018.

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But Richard put the cat among the pigeons in series two, when unbeknown to the rest of the inhabitants, he became a contestant.

And he was brilliant, especially as he was pretending to be a 27-year-old woman called ‘Judy’.

Here's why Richard Madeley should be crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity already
Richard was a hit on The Circle (Credit: Channel 4)

2. He knows how to play the game – and knows how to deliver

We get the impression that Richard, buoyed by his experience on The Circle, will be itching to get going on I’m A Celebrity.

And let’s face it, he knows how to play the game(s), he’s been a long-time viewer of the show and is a seasoned professional.

Because of his vast experience in front of the camera and on live TV Richard understands what the audience wants and knows how to deliver magic moments.

After all, he said after his appearance on The Circle: “Actually I found being cut off strangely liberating, it was a holiday from the real world.”

Here's why Richard Madeley should be crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity already
I’m A Celebrity star Richard Madeley has no filter (Credit: ITV)

3. He has NO filter!

Well, we all know that Richard is the master at saying what’s really on his mind. Perhaps even without thinking first.

How about this, when he talked about his daughter, Chloe?

“Judy got pregnant very quickly again, and it was an accident.

“Sorry, Chloe, but you were, and you know it. And you know it.”

Speaking without a filter has its uses, especially when you’re in a cold castle in north Wales with a bunch of tired, bored and hungry celebrities.

It could also provides hours of entertainment.

So have we convinced you I’m A Celebrity will be won by Richard Madeley yet…?

4. His Alan Patridge-isms

Richard is often the most unintentionally funny person on TV, and has morphed into a real-life Alan Partridge.

Want proof?

Here he is, speaking to a paramedic who once saved his life.

“Stop crying! This is supposed to make you happy!

“Anyway after the break, the biggest dog in the UK. And he really is big. Don’t miss it!”

And here, talking to a naked Brexit protester.

“Across this part – which we probably could show – you’ve got ‘Brexit’, and then above your right breast you’ve got ‘leaves’ and then above your right breast you’ve got ‘Britain’ and then under your both breasts it says ‘naked’.

“It’s beautifully written, in capitals. Who wrote it?”

Again, stand by for hours of entertainment. A-ha!

Here's why Richard Madeley should be crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity already
Richard and wife Judy Finnegan (Credit: This Morning YouTube)

Madeley for the I’m A Celebrity win

5. He’s a good interviewer and will drag the dirt out of everyone… and unite the group

Let’s go back to The Circle again.

Richard won praise when he had a conversation with Georgina, a Crohn’s disease sufferer, where he was both sympathetic and empathetic.

It shows that he’s good with people, and an ace interviewer.

His stints on This Morning and GMB have also shown this, too.

So we’re looking to Richard to not only get some juicy titbits out of the group, but also smooth things over if things get a bit messy.

A Richard of all trades, if you will.

Here's why Richard Madeley should be crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity already
I’m A Celebrity star Richard Madeley is tan-tastic! (Credit: ITV)

6. He has great hair, great tan and great teeth – triple threat!

Even in the castle you need a bit of glamour in I’m A Celebrity, and Richard will provide that in spades.

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His perma-tan, perma-highlighted hair and pearly whites will brighten up our lives over the next couple of weeks.

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