JACQUELINE Jossa has said ITV forced her to return her I’m A Celebrity sceptre – and that her crown has “died”.
The 2019 Queen of the Jungle won the show and as part of her celebrations was handed the wooden stick, with Emily Atack placing a flower crown on her head.
Jacqueline Jossa said her pretty flower crown had ‘died’
However speaking to Roman Kemp on his Capital Radio show on Thursday, the mother-of-two admitted that “the crown died”.
“Its drying out now,” she continued, before adding: “I had to give back the sceptre thing.”
Former King of the jungle Dougie Poynter had previously revealed that ITV bosses take back the sceptre almost immediately after the win, saying: “You have to give that back.
“As soon as they cut and say you won, theyre like, ‘Yeah, well take that back now thanks.’”
Jacqueline won I’m A Celebrity earlier this month
The I’m A Celeb champion revealed the news on Capital Radio today
The former EastEnders actress, 27, broke down in tears as she stormed to victory, before sharing a passionate kiss and cuddle with cheating husband Dan Osborne, 28.
She beat Coronation Street actor Andy Whyment and Caitlyn Jenner to be named the winner of the 2019 series by hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
She also told her fellow campmate Roman, who was voted out early in the series, that she has watched back some of the epsiodes and that “they definitely edited out a lot”.
“There was a lot of screaming”, she said of the gruesome Bushtucker Trials.
She was handed the sceptre and crown by Emily Atack
The EastEnders star overcame her fears on the show
ITV edited out a lot of her screams, the mother-of-two revealed
She continued: “I was like ‘Wow, I looked like I just done that!’ there was about three minutes extra of me just screaming the house down!”
There were tears galore as Andy, 38, and Jacqueline told Ant and Dec how much the show meant to them after learning they were in the final two.
Jac grew emotional as she told how she no longer wanted to be seen as a “doormat”, with reports of cheating plaguing her husband Dan.
She said: “It was not what I expected. It was a lot harder.”
She made it to the final with Andy Whyment
Jac grew emotional as she told how she no longer wanted to be seen as a ‘doormat’
She added: “I didn’t think it would be such a turning point in life, I went in as one person, I feel like I have come out as a different person. I’ve grown in confidence and found who I am as a person.
“I think it’s so easy to care so much what other people think of you, trolls, people who say nasty things for the sake of it and I try to change their opinion.
“Here you have no choice, you have to be you. Here I have different people bigging me up of different ages, I can’t really work out what is happening.
“I’ve always been known as Lauren from EastEnders, or a doormat, or whatever you want to call it, and coming here I have actually proved myself.”