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Georgia Toffolo on her unlikely friendship with Stanley Johnson after I'm A Celeb

The Made In Chelsea star has continued her unexpected friendship for six years.

Watch Georgia Toffolo open up about unlikely friendship with Stanley Johnson after I'm A Celeb

What did you miss?

It's been six years since Georgia Toffolo and Stanley Johnson struck up one of the most unlikely friendships the I'm A Celebrity jungle has ever seen - but the Made In Chelsea star has revealed they are as close as ever.

Toffolo, 29, won the series back in 2017 and made a lifelong friend in Johnson, 54 years her senior at 83 years old.

On Tuesday's Steph's Packed Lunch, Toff explained that their friendship had only grown over the years, thanks to Johnson being tech savvy with his phone.

Georgia Toffolo and Stanley Johnson attending the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. Picture date: Monday October 3, 2022. (Photo by Jacob King/PA Images via Getty Images)
Georgia Toffolo says Stanley Johnson is great with his phone...mostly. (PA Images via Getty Images)

What, how, and why?

When Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo entered the I'm A Celebrity camp at 23 years old, her 77-year-old campmate Stanley Johnson might not have seemed the likeliest candidate to become her jungle BFF.

However, Toff and Boris Johnson's father quickly struck up a close friendship and were each other's rock during the ITV reality series, which she eventually went on to win.

But while some I'm A Celeb friendships have fizzled out before the campmates make it to the other side of the rope bridge, Toffolo and Johnson have found an enduring companionship that still sees them check in for regular FaceTimes.

Toffolo appeared on Tuesday's Steph's Packed Lunch, where host Steph McGovern asked her whether she and former MEP Johnson were still pals.

The ex Queen of the Jungle replied: "Yeah, still. He's pretty good, I don't know how old he is now, he's definitely in his 80s.

Stanley Johnson and Georgia Toffolo became good pals on I'm A Celebrity. (ITV screengrab)
Stanley Johnson and Georgia Toffolo became good pals on I'm A Celebrity. (ITV screengrab)

"But he's really good with his phone so the FaceTimes - he calls me every couple of weeks on FaceTime so it's like I'm still in the jungle with him.

"He's brilliant, he makes me laugh."

While Johnson has embraced using his phone, Toffolo admitted that he wasn't always completely tech savvy, saying: "He does the classic, he doesn't know that it's on FaceTime."

Toff and Johnson bonded over their shared love of the Conservatives in the jungle and since then have appeared as each other's partners on TV shows including Celebrity Hunted and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

They have also shared photos of themselves together at the Conservative Party conference.

What else has been happening on I'm A Celebrity?

It's been a drama-packed week in the jungle already, as Grace Dent became the first person to leave this year's series of I'm A Celeb when she quit on medical grounds.

Restaurant critic Dent had been voted into another trial and looked less than keen to take part when her name was called out alongside campmate Josie Gibson.

Grace Dent quits I'm A Celebrity (ITV screengrab)
Grace Dent has quit I'm A Celebrity. (ITV screengrab)

She left before the trial took place and her co-star Nick Pickard read out her exit statement to the rest of the group.

It said: "My dear campmates, I'm so sorry to let you down. I have left the camp for medical reasons.

"My heart is broken, I have loved and enjoyed getting to know you all. You've held me up and it's been a pleasure being your friend through this experience.

"Leaving you all at this stage will be one of the saddest things in my life. I love you all. Your friend, Miss Grace Dent."

Dent has already been announced for another reality TV appearance as she is set to compete in MasterChef: Battle of the Critics as part of the BBC's Christmas programming.

Steph's Packed Lunch airs on Channel 4 at 12pm on weekdays.

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