The I’m A Celeb jungle has a new queen, but it may have only happened because contestant Abbie Chatfield made a very ‘desperate’ plea.
I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Abbie Chatfield has taken out the crown as winner of the 2021 reality series over TV game show host Grant Denyer.
The ex-Bachelor contestant – who was the clear favourite to win the show – made a desperate plea just moments before the live finale began.
“Do it for someone who has been dumped on TV three times now … Give me a vote.,” she said on Instagram prior to the show’s finale going live.
“Am I begging? Yes. Just like I beg for all of my relationships. I love you all so much”.
Her 229k followers were quick to support the reality star, with some saying they’d voted “hundreds” of times.
Abbie’s final run to be the queen of the jungle took a rather permanent turn, when her friend Jess Brody, who appeared on the same season of The Bachelor with her, went as far as getting “SMS ABBIE 1995 1010” tattooed on her wrist in support.
Abbie posted photos of the tattoo and Jess at the tattoo parlour on her Instagram.
“@jessica_brody got a tattoo of SMS ABBIE 1995 1010 to help @dementia_australia so if you don’t vote it means that she will have a permanent reminder,” she wrote.
“Don’t let this flop. Vote for Jess’s sake. For legal reasons the last photo is a joke and I have documentation of her consent. #imacelebrityau.”
Abbie has had a far from easy run on the realty TV show.
During the penultimate episode of I’m a Celeb, viewers were left disturbed and angered with the final challenge that Abbie took part in.
The Bachelor star was distraught after a snake latched onto her arm and bit her during a confronting challenge.
A handler and Dr Chris Brown had to run onto the set to help remove the snake as Abbie slumped to the ground screaming and in tears.
Remarkably, she continued on with the challenge after the bite and put her hand back in the box which was filled with snakes.
Viewers were shocked by the footage of Abbie being bitten, with some calling for I’m A Celeb to be banned in the wake of this and other dangerous stunts that have aired this season.