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'King of the Castle' Danny Miller crowned winner of I'm a Celebrity 2021

The Emmerdale star won the most votes

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
Updated: December 11, 2021
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The I'm a Celebrity final took place on Sunday night, when Danny Miller was crowned the first ever King of the Castle. Simon Gregson was announced as the runner-up, while Frankie Bridge finished in third place.

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In first place...

Danny Miller, who endured a face full of critters for his final trial, was announced as the first ever King of the Castle.

The Emmerdale actor was in disbelief after being voted this year's winner. "I am speechless for once," he told Ant and Dec

Addressing the viewers at home, he said: "From the bottom of my heart and my family's heart, thank you so much. This is just the best thing that has ever happened to me, bar my son. I can't believe it, I'm shocked."

Danny was crowned by fellow finalist Frankie, while the rest of the campmates watched via video link.

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The soap star revealed that he entered the castle to give his three-week-old son a financially secure future. He told the two presenters: "I've made no secret about the fact that I wanted to be able to set him up for a good future and I wasn't financially set for that. This is an opportunity to do that and to set me and my family up and I feel like I've done it."

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Danny was covered in bugs in his last ever trial

In second place...

Simon Gregson was announced as the runner-up to Danny in this year's competition. The Corrie icon, who revealed that he kept his biggest fears to himself to avoid being faced with them, took part in a frightful eating trial before being placed second in this year's series. 

When asked to send a message to the viewers, Simon said: "Thank you to all of you at home who kept me here, I had a wonderful time," before turning to Danny and saying: "I'm just so chuffed that you got it."

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Simon faced a horrific eating challenge in his last trial

In third place...

After being confined in the Tomb of Doom and covered in snakes for her final trial, Frankie Bridge was announced in third place in this year's I'm a Celebrity

When asked by Ant and Dec why she signed up for the show, the singer revealed: "I really like to push myself and do things that take me out of my comfort zone, and being quite a naturally anxious person, I kind of wanted to prove myself wrong on things that I'm really scared of and show other people that if you're scared you can do them and end up smiling at the end."

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When pressed about who she wanted to win out of Danny and Simon, Frankie said: "Even when we first started I thought Danny would be the King of the Castle and I think he deserves it. He is obsessed with the show, as you know… But I love them both, it's hard."

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Frankie was trapped in a tomb filled with snakes for her final trial

A closer look at the final three contestants

Danny Miller

Danny initially agonised over joining this year's show, having welcomed a baby boy with his fiancée in October, but ultimately decided that he couldn't turn down an "opportunity of a lifetime" – and we're glad he didn't!

The Emmerdale star has been keeping viewers entertained ever since episode one's helicopter ride to the castle, when he admitted to almost being sick. Since then, Danny has won over viewers with his hilarious remarks, positive attitude and not to mention, his infatuation with former footballer David Ginola.

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The public loved Danny's bromance with David Ginola 

Simon Gregson

Soap icon Simon signed up for the show after encouragement from his wife and three boys – Alfie, Harry and Henry Teddy – and has said that he would love to take home the crown for them. 

Before entering the castle, the Corrie star was asked what it would mean to win the show. "It would be a really big achievement as it is such a big show," he said. "It is quite an accolade to go all the way to the end and it would be great for my kids. They would love it and it would be brownie points at school for them!"

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Despite arriving at the castle as a latecomer, Simon has proved to be a favourite with the public and was even voted the funniest campmate during his stint on the show. 

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Simon was voted the funniest in camp by the public

Frankie Bridge

The Saturday's singer got off to a great start on day one of the show after smashing the first castle trial, Turrets of Terror, beating TV legend Richard Madeley. Since then, Frankie has proved she has plenty of fight in her and despite previously admitting to being "scared of most things", has conquered every trial she's been faced with.

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Fans will also remember when she opened up about her mental health struggles and received praise from the public for her honesty and strength. She told fellow campmate Matty Lee: "My main reason for wanting to get better was because I knew I wanted kids. I was like, I can't be like this if I want to be a mum."

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Frankie was praised for speaking about her mental health 

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