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Jimmy Bullard is the first to leave the I’m A Celeb jungle in a shocking public vote result

PUBLISHED: 14:50 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 14:50 02 December 2014

Jimmy Bullard

Jimmy Bullard

Shock hits the jungle as former Ipswich Town midfielder Jimmy Bullard is the first to be voted out of I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Jimmy Bullard in his ITFC daysJimmy Bullard in his ITFC days

Jimmy was a strong favourite to be crowned this year’s king of the jungle, with one Ladbrokes gambler wagering £10,000 on his success.

However, his chances of victory were severely hit after a bad-tasting “banter” session on Saturday night’s show with X-factor heartthrob Jake Quickenden which left viewers branding him a “bully” on social media.

The surprise eviction has caused uproar on Twitter, with viewers tweeting messages saying: ‘Gutted @jimmybullard has gone! What’s the point in watching it now?’, and ‘Why is Jimmy Bullard the first one out of I’m A Celebrity? Has this country lost its sense of humour?’

The chirpy camp jester said he was “gutted” to get his marching orders from the show after just 17 days, having failed to win over the public voters.

He joked: “I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m going to stay mates with all of them, well unless they all delete my number.”

Jimmy lost out in the public vote against motorbike racing legend Carl Fogarty, television personality Melanie Sykes and rapper Tinchy Stryder.

He admitted that he had struggled with a lack of sleep but said being surrounded by people was “a buzz” which reminded him of a football team dressing room during his playing days.

He added: “I get it from people 100% and from the show itself, a buzz. First of all I didn’t sleep much and I love my kip. It’s the buzz of the whole thing and definitely the people around me.”

Jimmy’s early dismissal was a shock to bookies, who said it would have been costly for punters as he had been one of the early favourites to win the whole series.

Bookmaker Coral said he was 9-1 to be evicted against 7-2 to win before being sent off on last night’s show.

12 comments

  • ",shocking " oh please do people get paid for writing this dross...

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    richard

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

  • Someone tweeted "What’s the point in watching it now?". Should have left out the last word in that.

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    Boris

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

  • Love him or not he's out cos the saddos who watch xfactor voted him out for their love of the no hoper jake. How is the pointless tinchy still in? Or the rough old boring allo allo woman?

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    Waddaloada

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • MissyElliott....It was less time ago than Foggy was world champion, its also more recent than when he played for Wigan or Hull, its also a local paper so the relevance to his time at ITFC is valid. Also, how long ago is it since this paper was the evening star?!?! my guess is the paper has been the ipswich star for as long as Jimmy has not been at ITFC. Then again, how long ago was Missy Elliott herself of any relevance? ha!

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    daniel ......

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • Cool story bro.

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    Tamara Knight

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • I echo the sentiments of most on here!. Who cares?. From reading the press he is not a very nice person, and his true self came out via the bullying incident on the programme, so he paid the price. Good riddance to him go crawl back under the stone in east London you came from I say.

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    soulboy

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • Thank god he's gone. Not only is he a chump hated by Town fans but these desperate 'stories' can stop as well.

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    Esco Fiasco

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • Can we drop the subject now ?

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • Waspie's wife.....shock exit....I don't think so, he wasn't very nicr at all and......a wimp.

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    waspie

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • I noticed before that when the clones 'EADT' and 'STAR' supported Colchester United, the team went down .... so as soon as you showed your support for this man I knew his days were numbered.

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    Johnthebap

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • Shock hits jungle??? LMAO are you kidding? Thank goodness now you won't keep going on about him "ex Ipswich player".......how long did he play for Ipswich exactly. Get a grip Evening Star, surely there's more worthy news than this??!!

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    MissyElliott

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • glad he's gone the loudmouth, perhaps we will get a chance to hear what the others have to say now

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    john

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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