So it looks like the campsite will have to make do without Jimmy Bullard’s ‘catchy’ songs and legendary ‘banter’ after he became the first person to be voted out of the jungle last night.
The former footballer, who was pitted against Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty, Melanie Sykes and Tinchy Stryder, was asked by the public to hang up his body warmer, hand over his hat and exit the jungle.
The thirty-six-year old commented on his experience Down Under, saying: “I loved it. I’m a little gutted to be out.”
Jimmy, famous for his campfire rants, was asked to address the backlash he received from the public regarding his apparent bullying of former X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden and said: “It’s banter, that’s all. With Jake and Foggy, I can go that deep. I couldn’t go that deep with Michael. With Jake, I could go that far.”
Being up against his mate Foggy in the public vote must have been difficult, but Jimmy is keen to see his friend take the crown, saying: “I’d love to see Fog win it!”
Despite accusations of bullying, Jimmy is eager to stay in touch with all his campsite buddies, saying: “I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m going to stay mates with all of them.”
We’re sure newsreader Michael Burke will be only dying to head for pints with the outrageous Jimmy.