In tonight’s season finale of “I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here,” actor Lou Diamond Phillips beat out former pro wrestler Torrie Wilson and former pro basketball player John Salley to be named “King of the Jungle.”
There wasn’t much action during the show’s final hour, which basically was a flashback episode with the winner announced at the end. Most of the previous participants were on hand to reflect on their experiences in the Costa Rican jungle.
When prompted, Patti Blagojevich, wife of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, expressed how happy she is about no longer having to “rough it” in the jungle.
“It’s more wonderful than you can ever imagine,” Patti said with a smile.
The best part of the final episode? Wilson entering a pool with several small crocodiles in it, completing that part of the food trial, then picking up one of the crocs and kissing it.
“I love crocodiles now!” Wilson beamed.
And I love that “I’m A Celebrity” is finally over, so I no longer have to watch bad reality television so you don’t have to. But honestly, I had fun tweeting live updates on Twitter as each episode aired. I never thought I’d say this, but I may experience “Celebrity” withdrawal.
In the meantime, I’ll search for other events to live-tweet, as I did South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s press conference earlier today. I’d love to read your suggestions for future live-tweet events, or even just your feedback about whether you followed my “I’m A Celebrity” tweets and if so, what you liked or didn’t like about the job I did. I need feedback, people — stat! 🙂