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Carl Fogarty wins I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here 2014: 'It feels like a dream'

December 8, 2014
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Carl Fogarty has been crowned king of the jungle in the latest series of I'm A Celebrity.. Get Me Out Of Here!. The former Superbikes champion, nicknamed "Foggy", was named the winner of the 2014 reality TV show, with X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden coming in second place in the programme, which saw ten celebrities head into the bush Down Under. Lancashire-born sportsman Carl, 49, became emotional, falling to his knees with delight and surprise at the news. He described the win as "the best thing that's ever happened to me".

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Speaking about his time in the jungle, he told Ant and Dec that having friendly campmates made all the difference. "It sounds unbelievable. It feels like a dream. Thanks to everyone for voting. This is the best thing of my life, I can’t put into words how happy I am that the public have put me here."

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He told the show's duo presenters that he was shocked to make it to the final, saying: "I never thought this in my wildest dreams. The other two guys I'm in with now are very current. Mel's on daytime TV and obviously with Jake and The X Factor. I'm like old and 15 years ago. What am I doing here? I'm just loving it. I'm really loving it." Jake, who reached the final despite his quick rise to fame on this year's series of ITV talent show X Factor, was delighted at the outcome. "I couldn't have won to a better man - he is Crocodile Dundee. He's a legend," he said.

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"I can't get my head around what's happened. I came off X Factor and then ended up on here - people have voted for me more on here than on X Factor."It all happened in four days so I didn't have time to think about it. It really was the best time of my life. I'm a nobody - I'm amazed I'm in the show because I'm not a celebrity".TV presenter Melanie Sykes came in at third place.

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