Antony Cotton was the ninth celebrity to be voted out of the jungle, and although he was gutted to have come fourth and not make it to the final, he revealed that he has had a ball and wouldn’t change a thing.
The Corrie star has been on an emotional rollercoaster during his time in the jungle, and he started out his journey in tears when he realised he had to jump out of a helicopter, and the waterworks continued as the pressures of jungle life got to him. He said:
“I didn’t want to do this, I thought I’d be the worst. The terror I went through when I went up in the helicopter, I thought it would be the worst hour of my life. Turns out it was the best decision I’ve ever made, I can’t believe I’ve lasted.
“I’ve been in bed with snakes, I’ve been allowed to do all the cooking, which has been heaven to me.”
Antonymay not have had the best of relationships with Fatima Whitbread, but he has made some close and unexpected friends in camp, especially Mark Wright and Dougie Poynter.
He said: “I’ve got close to a lot of people including Crissy, my lovely boys Mark and Dougie, you’d think me and Mark would be complete opposites and Dougie would be somewhere in between but Mark is as sensitive as I am, he’s one of the most sensitive people I’ve met. There are good people in the world; you just have to seek them out.”
So how would Ants sum up his time in the jungle?
“I’ve loved the highs and the lows, one simple phrase sums it up – no regrets. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. It’s been gobsmackingly brilliant and I’ve loved every minute, even the downsides, I never knew I’d love it as much as I have.”