Stars who have experienced the most dramatic I’m A Celebrity weight loss on the ‘jungle diet’

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The winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2020 is set to be announced on Friday 4 December, meaning it’s nearly the end of eating rice and beans for the remaining contestants.

This year, the series has taken place at Gwrych Castle in Wales instead of its usual spot in Australia, and meal times have been at bizarre times as a result.

Ant and Dec were telling the stars who will do the trial around 10pm, and the celebrity would then head off to carry it out.

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Depending on how many stars they’d bring home, the food portions were delivered swiftly after, meaning the contestants would eat very late, and then sleep at 3am before breakfast at 11am.

And over the years, past contestants of the hit ITV show have spoken about their significant weight loss after leaving the show.

We’ve taken a look back at those who’ve lost the most, following the I’m A Celebrity diet…

Jacqueline Jossa

I’m A Celebrity 2019 queen of the jungle Jacqueline Jossa, 28, revealed she’d lost one stone in weight after her stint on the show.

The actress appeared on Lorraine after her jungle days, with the presenter telling her she looked “amazing.”

To which Jacqueline replied: “Thank you! It’s the jungle diet.

“It was the first thing I asked when I got out, I was like, ‘so, how much weight did I lose?’”

When asked how much weight she lost during the three week period, she replied: “A stone. I was hoping for more, but we ate really well because we got so many stars.”

Rebekah Vardy

Rebekah Vardy, 38, was another star who admitted to losing one stone while in the jungle.

The star said hunger became her main thought, meaning she “didn’t think about sex once.”

She added: “I lost a stone. This is the weight I was before I had any kids.

"Jamie loves me whatever I look like, but I’m too skinny now."


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Nick Knowles

DIY SOS star Nick Knowles, 58, shed 2.2 stone in just 19 days while on I’m A Celebrity.


The star said of his jungle diet: “You have to go all the way down to the bottom of a very steep hill to get wood for the fire, which you have to do about ten times a day.

"You also have to bring the water up the hill, 30 kilos worth when it's full, then you're going off doing trials with such little food.

"To give you an idea, I was in there something like 19 days and I've lost 14 kilos."

Emily Atack

Television presenter Emily Atack, 30, also shared that she’d lost close to a stone while on the show, but the star was also body shamed online.

She said that while she was eating at a restaurant post-show, “some bloke” came up to a restaurant and said: “No, stop. Starvation suits you,” while eating dinner.

Speaking about her dramatic weight loss at the time, Emily gushed: “I’m feeling good and healthy. I’ve had a good detox.”


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Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson, 80, father of the Prime Minister, shed 1.5 stone in the jungle, while adding that he hadn’t been that weight since 1954.

He said: “I haven’t been that weight since 1954 and I want to keep it that way, mind you, it’s a complicated way of losing weight,” after gong from 91kilos to 82kilos.


Scarlett Moffatt

Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt, 30, also opened up about her I’m A Celebrity diet.

The 2016 queen of the jungle lost three stone before she headed into the jungle, and she shared a host of transformation photographs on Instagram at the time.


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She told her followers at one point: "Crying like a baby today, Cant believe I've lost 2 stone. Feel so proud. Honestly if a professional couch potato can do it, anybody can!"

And after leaving he jungle she released Scarlett's SuperSlim Me Plan DVD on 26 December.

Michael Buerk


BBC broadcaster Michael Buerk, 74, lost a whopping 17lbs during the show, causing his wife Christine to worry about his weight loss.

The star appeared on the show in 2014 and his wife said to MailOnline: “I was quite horrified to realise that they only get 500 calories a day in the jungle.

"It’s not that he dislikes rice and beans, but the rations are quite low."

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