Fatima Whitbread eliminated from I'm A Celebrity 2011

I'm A Celebrity Fatima Whitbread EliminatedOlympic athlete Fatima Whitbread has taken the bronze medal in I'm A Celebrity 2011, becoming the tenth eliminee.

The 50-year-old fell at the show's final hurdle, leaving former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright and McFly bassist Dougie Poynter to battle it out in tomorrow's grand final.

She said she was 'delighted' to take part in the show: "It's been an enormous journey for me and sharing it amongst new found friends, it's been a real pleasure. It would have been nice to go through the finishing line but there have been some tough contenders this year."

Hosts Ant and Dec quizzed her about the moment a cockroach crawled up her nose during the 'Fill Your Face' trial. "Once you get in to that head casket, you're stuck," she commented. "There was no way I was gonna pull the chains and release… it was never an option.

"Doctor Bob worried me actually, because he said no, there's nothing there. You know when there's something alien in your body, and I could feel its little legs scratching up there."

She also spoke about her spats in camp, specifically with Antony. "We're all different characters and personalities. One thing I've always believed in is be true to yourself. If I psychologically weigh up the situation and I think somebody's taking advantage, I will speak my mind in a diplomatic way.

"I've grown to love Antony, he's a good man, but he's larger than life and I feel sometimes he skived a little bit. He was hands on in the kitchen but not really a labour man."

Asked who she wants to win, Fatima described the finalists as 'bosom buddies', but added that Mark has the edge for her.

The final of I'm A Celebrity 2011 airs tomorrow (Saturday 3rd) at 9.30pm on ITV1.

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