I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! responds to claims it's breaking a winner's tradition for the final

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! has responded to claims that it is ditching a supposed winner’s tradition for this series.

In 2017, Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo was crowned Queen of the Jungle by the 2016 champion Scarlett Moffatt. But according to the Daily Mail, Toff won’t be back to crown this year’s winner – the first time in six years the previous champion hasn’t returned for the final.

However, claims that it is a ‘tradition’ being scrapped have been denied by the ITV reality show… because it wasn’t a tradition in the first place.

A show source explained to Digital Spy: “Since the show began in 2002, it’s never been part of the main show to have the previous winner specifically come back to Australia and hand over to the new King or Queen.

“It only happened the past two years because Scarlett Moffatt and Vicky Pattison were already here as ITV2 presenters.

“In addition, ITV2 used to have the previous year’s winner on their show for the final, so Foggy and Charlie Brooks were here and also handed over the crown. ITV2 hasn’t had celebrity guests for their final show for quite a few years now – it’s evicted celebs and friends and family.

“Although Toff won’t be handing over the crown, she is flying to Australia to appear on Extra Camp, while this year’s campmates will be there for the final.”

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! continues tonight (November 27) at 9pm on ITV, followed by Extra Camp on ITV2.

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