EastEnders star and local Bexley girl Jacqueline Jossa has been crowned Queen of the Jungle after an emotional final.

The 27-year-old break down in tears last night (Sunday 8 December) after winning the 2019 final of I'm A Celeb...Get Me Out Of Here.

Jacqueline was born in Bexley and went to drama school in Bromley before shooting to fame as Lauren Branning in EastEnders.

During the final, Jossa faced the Stake Out, where she had to lie on a giant star on the floor with her legs and arms tied down as different insects were left to crawl over her body.

The actress is married to former The Only Way Is Essex star Dan Osborne, with whom she has two daughters, but she hit the headlines whilst in the jungle after a campmate reportedly told her her husband had cheated on her.

It was reported that Jossa threatened to quit the show and was allowed by bosses to leave Osborne a voice message about Stephenson's claims.

Osborne flew to Australia with their children to be there when she left the show, and after she left the jungle she was seen embracing Osborne before they posed for photographs.

After being named Queen of the jungle, Jacqueline told hosts Ant & Dec: "It was not what I expected. It was a lot harder. I didn't think it would be such a turning point in life, I went in as one person, I feel like I have come out as a different person.

"I've grown in confidence and found who I am as a person."

"I think it's so easy to care so much what other people think of you, trolls, people who say nasty things for the sake of it and I try to change their opinion.

"Here you have no choice, you have to be you. Here I have different people bigging me up of different ages, I can't really work out what is happening."

She added: "I've always been known as Lauren from EastEnders, or a doormat, or whatever you want to call it, and coming here I have actually proved myself."

Coronation Street actor Andy Whyment came second in the final, and radio DJ Roman Kemp came third, with Jossa announced as the champion of the ITV show by Ant & Dec.