I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! fans applaud Simon Gregson as he exposes his secret game plan after the nail-biting finale.
On the final episode of I’m A Celebrity 2021, Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson came runner up to Emmerdale’s Danny Miller who was voted king of the castle.
In his final chat to ITV hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, Simon revealed his tactical game plan.
The Corrie star explained that he purposely never said what he was scared of on the show or in the Bush Telegraph as he knew he’d have to face them if he did.
In the final interview, Dec asked: “You said before you went in you were frightened of what you might have to face, was it as bad as you thought it might be?”
Simon admitted: “No it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be because I really don’t like spiders and every time I was asked, ‘what would be the worst thing’ and I thought I ain’t telling you.”
His secret game plan to avoid being ambushed with eight-legged creepy crawlies left Ant and Dec in shock.
Dec responded: “You kept that to yourself!”
Ant said: “What a shame because you’re right that is what would have happened it really would.”
Fans were quick to applaud the actor, one admitted: “Yes, Simon played it exactly as I’ve always said I would, bluff them. Spiders, the only thing that would bother me too!! #ImACeleb.”
The soap sta,r who is better known as playing Steve McDonald, took part in an eating trial as his final one of the series, winning three main courses, a drink and treat for himself, Frankie Bridge who came in third place and winner Danny.
Although Simon didn’t win, the Corrie star was overjoyed to see his pal take home the crown.
Simon told the hosts: “This is the most craziest thing I have done. I’ll never forget it, that’s for sure.”
The first king of the castle was left “speechless” after the announcement.
The Emmerdale star said: “This is the best thing that has ever happened to me bar my son.
“I never thought I’d make it this far, I thought I’d last a week or two.”
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