James Haskell thanks fans as he enjoys pizza and beer after I’m A Celebrity exit

James Haskell thanks fans as he enjoys pizza and beer after I'm A Celebrity exit

James Haskell has thanked fans for their support following his I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! exit.

The rugby star became the fourth celebrity to get the boot from the ITV reality series on Tuesday night.

Following his exit, he posted a message on Instagram alongside a photograph of himself topless while he ate pizza and drank beer.

He wrote: "Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me! Sadly I didn't make the cut but I loved every second of my @imacelebrity experience!

"The most important thing to me is the opinion and respect of my fellow camp mates, with whom I have lived for the last 17 days. I was truly touched and humbled by their reactions this morning in camp."

The sportsman also thanked fellow jungle evictees Andrew Maxwell, Adele Roberts and Cliff Parisi for "their amazingly kind and generous words to me today".

During his nearly three weeks in the jungle, Haskell clashed with some of his camp-mates, notably branding the campsite a "circus of stupidity" after he and Maxwell disagreed over a challenge.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: James Haskell and Chloe Madeley jump on board the Grenade® tank on August 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images for Grenade)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: James Haskell and Chloe Madeley pose with the Grenade® tank on August 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images for Grenade)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) James Haskell and Chloe Madeley attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: James Haskell and Chloe Madeley arrives at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: James Haskell and Chloe Madeley attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: James Haskell and Chloe Madeley arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: James Haskell and Chloe Madeley leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harr on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ian West- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Chloe Madeley and James Haskell attends the British Book Awards 2018 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on May 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
British and Irish James Haskell is greeted my girlfiend Chloe Madeley as he arrives at Heathrow Airport as the British and Irish Lions return to the UK following their series draw with New Zealand. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom also received 78 complaints after viewers objected to comments he made when he appeared to describe Ian Wright as having a "clubfoot".

Haskell, who was embraced by his wife Chloe Madeley as he left the jungle, told the show's hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly about his hardships in camp.

He said: "My body started to shut down actually bizarrely... Caitlyn and I, the oddest relationship in the history of the world, we're like an old married couple.

"She just orders me around all the time and we do all the washing up together, so I was up and down the stairs all the time and I was just burning a lot of calories, obviously all the adrenaline, all the walking to go to the trials, and my legs, the evening and afternoons I couldn't really concentrate, I couldn't focus, I had nothing in my legs.

"I was getting very tired, but I didn't want to overly complain but I really struggled."

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV.

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