Having lasted nineteen days in camp, the 26-year-old was given his marching orders after facing David Haye in tonight's bottom two.
He admitted to being a bit disappointed with the result, telling hosts Ant and Dec: "I've been on the fence saying I wanna go and I wanna stay and now that I'm out I'm like, oh I kind of wanted to stay.
"I wanted to get to the final five and I'm really proud of myself."
Speaking about his experience in the jungle, Hugo said: "It's such a rollercoaster ride, people say that and it sounds cliche but it's true.
"In the first couple of days, the enormity of how long you're going to be here for sets in. The first night went slowly and the second day went slowly and you're thinking 'I'm two days through, how am I gonna make three weeks?'
"That feels very daunting. There's nowhere to go, nowhere to run, you don't wanna go home, so you're suddenly dealing with all of it.But it comes inside you and by the time I got to Croc Creek I began settling in."
He continued: "In the first few days I didn't know how to react and everyone was getting on my nerves, and when I'm hungry I'm at my worst.
"I think I've definitely become more relaxed about things. I used to think if you got stressed you'd be more productive - I've worked out it's actually the complete opposite."
Hugo praised David for 'instilling a sense of competition' in him, and 'coolest guy ever' Eric Bristow for helping keep him calm. He added that he wants Eric or Ashley to win.
Only four celebrities remain in the running, with another elimination set to take place in tomorrow's show at 8.30pm on ITV1.