Joe is King of the Jungle!

FORMER EastEnders actor Joe Swash is King of the Jungle!The 26-year-old, whose grandmother Frances O'Connor lives in Theford, won the public vote ahead of tennis ace Martina Navratilova in ITV's I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.

FORMER EastEnders actor Joe Swash is King of the Jungle!

The 26-year-old, whose grandmother Frances O'Connor lives in Theford, won the public vote ahead of tennis ace Martina Navratilova in ITV's I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.

Earlier actor George Takei, best known as Star Trek's Mr Sulu, was booted off the final to boldly go into third place.

Swash, the sixth celebrity to become a jungle King, hugged Navratilova after he won saying: "You're my Queen, darling."

He told presenters Ant and Dec: "It's been an amazing three weeks. It's been everything, It's been ups, it's been downs.

"It was just a lovely experience and I'm definitely coming out a much more mature man than I was when I went in there. It's been worthwhile.

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He was crowned by a former winning contestant, singer Matt Willis, and his wife TV presenter Emma Griffiths.

Wimbledon legend Navratilova, 52, said she felt "just fabulous - happy for Joe'.

Swash played EastEnder wideboy Mickey Miller but was axed from the soap in February.

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