Freddie Flintoff embarrassed by 'King of the Jungle' win

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winner Andrew
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winner Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff. Channel 10

ANDREW "Freddie Flintoff" is Australia's first "King of the Jungle".

The British cricketer won the inaugural season of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! tonight, earning $100,000 for The McGrath Foundation.

"Thank you so much for everyone who's voted me King of the Jungle. (It's) a bit of an embarrassing title. I'm not even the king of my own house," Flintoff said.

"I'm humbled; I'm thrilled; I'm excited."

Hall beat out favourite Chrissie Swan and former AFL player Barry Hall to clinch the publicly-voted crown.

Swan was tipped to win, while Flintoff was expected to finish third.

"An Englishman winning something Australian, I tried for years and I got used to going home with absolutely nothing," he said.

The reality show featured 14 celebrities living in a basic base camp in the South African bush, deprived of everything from electronics to coffee, sugar and luxury food.

Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff hugs I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! co-host Chris Brown after a tucker trial. Channel 10

Flintoff entered the show during week three as an intruder with MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin.

He quickly became a viewer favourite thanks to his cheeky sense of humour, which included a "bromance" with the reality show's co-host Chris Brown.

Hall was runner-up while Swan, who had an emotional reunion with her son Leo after six weeks of separation, finished third.

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