Who would've guessed it? Bookies' favourite David Gest has been voted off Im a CelebrityGet Me Out of Here! in a surprise eviction, following Dean Gaffney out of the jungle.

A surprise double eviction saw Gest and Gaffney go in one night, after former BBC newsreader Jan Leeming was voted out on Wednesday.

Gest's departure might come as a surprise to his legion of fans, who have come to love his bizarre stories and quirky behaviour. It was an emotional departure for the 53 year old, who welled up with tears as he crossed the bridge.

"I had a great time," he said. "I loved it, I loved every day of it."

Former Eastenders star Dean Gaffney described his time in the jungle as "amazing".

"I've had the most amazing experience of my life. I came here a boy and I'm leaving a man."

The departure of Gest and Gaffney leaves Myleene Klass, Jason Donovan and Matt Willis battling it out for the jungle crown. Both Jason and Matt are still coming to terms with the loss of Gest from the camp.

01/12/2006 07:04:00