Australia has voted AFL Legend Brendan “Fev” Fevola as their King of the Jungle in the grand finale of TEN’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!.
Over the past six weeks, Australia has fallen in love with the sporting great as he threw himself into all elements of jungle life. He excelled in the nine trials he took part in, and was a cherished member of camp and a caring and supportive friend to all who needed him.
In each trial he took part in, Brendan’s senses were pushed to their limits, none more so than in the final Tucker Chewsday Trial, Hipster Horror. Paired with fellow finalist Paul “The Chief” Harragon, Brendan downed the scary smoothie, the same drink that stumped Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff in season one and made Chris Brown sick after one sip. In a huge effort, Brendan walked away with the red star, bringing home condiments for the camp.
In one of the season’s lighter moments, Brendan joined with his camp “brother” Anthony Callea for Lumberjacks, a secret mission that required the boys to cover up morning pampering sessions. After they sneaked a buffet breakfast, massage and a spray tan past the other camp members, their ruse was revealed and the camp was awarded with a substantial coffee stash.
The resident practical joker, Brendan always did his best to keep everybody’s spirits up around camp. His constant pranks on Bonnie Lythgoe ended in a failed retaliation, but eventually Shane Warne lead a successful team effort to trick the gentle giant into believing Shane was leaving the jungle. Once aware he was the butt of the joke, Brendan applauded the team for their efforts.
Another big part of Brendan’s journey has been his willingness to open up to his camp mates about very personal matters. Brendan discussed his battles with depression and also recounted his controversial 2009 Brownlow Awards night bender, which led to the demise of his AFL career.