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Danny Baker eliminated from I'm A Celeb

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Danny Baker eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Danny Baker has been eliminated from 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'

The 59-year-old broadcaster has become the first contestant to leave the show this series, after losing out to Lisa Snowdon, Scarlett Carol Vorderman, Larry Lamb, Jordan Banjo, Martin Roberts, Danny Baker and Joel Dommett in Friday's (25.11.16) vote.

Ola Jordan and Sam Quek won immunity after beating Martin and Danny in an earlier task.

Danny previously admitted that he begged 'I'm A Celebrity' bosses to let him join this year's show.

The radio DJ actually reached out to producers of the show earlier this year as taking part in the creepy-crawly programme has been a "lifelong ambition" of his and he felt this was the perfect time as he has just won a six-year battle with throat and mouth cancer.

He said: "I'm one of the few people who actually asked. The only show I've ever wanted to do is this. It's like being asked to do a West End musical.

"This is, in modern TV, as good as it gets. They fly you around the world, put you in a hotel with a beach, then you play gamed in the jungle."

The comedian - who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 - would have slipped into his jungle gear and headed into the Australian outback earlier if his health had permitted.

He explained: "The reason I couldn't do the jungle last time is, for a few years, I couldn't eat properly and it only passed 18 months ago. They put this hole in my chest where I had to feed through it ... I didn't learn a damn thing from being at deaths' door for eight months. I would have done this 10 years ago, five years ago. There is no ambition involved other than I'm here by the skin of my teeth."

Danny also revealed he is planning to step away from his Radio 5 Live Show and move to Florida when he turns 60 in June.

He said: "I'm not Bowie, I'm not Sinatra. It's just I don't want to do any more TV or radio after June, when I'm 60. I don't want to do much. But I may as well write. That's easy to do sitting on the edge of the ocean."