Anthony Mundine has quit I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here. Picture: Network Ten
Anthony Mundine has quit I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here. Picture: Network Ten

Mundine reveals why he quit

ANTHONY Mundine says "it's all gravy baby" after quitting I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! less than two weeks in to competing on the reality show in the South African jungle.

The boxer walked from the show within hours of completing the famed Viper Room challenge, forcing production to suspend voting for the 42-year-old on the popular Channel Ten reality show.

Mundine took to social media hours after leaving the jungle camp, sharing the hash tag 'itsallgravybaby'.

"I miss my family and feel like I have accomplished everything I wanted to do," he wrote.

"I did all but one of the trials (which I couldn't complete because of my foot).

'Went out with a bang on an epic trial that you will see tonight."

Mundine's exit will air tonight.

Mundine was one of the most controversial contestants on the show that began on January 28 and saw nine other celebrities make their way into the jungle camp for up to six weeks, competing in various challenges to win the title and $100,000 prize money for their chosen charity.

While there has been no walkouts on the three previous seasons, Mundine's departure follows tennis player Bernard Tomic's exit after just three nights in the jungle.

Tensions have been high in the camp since Mundine's fierce boxing rival, Danny Green, entered as an intruder earlier this week.

 

Anthony Mundine in the jungle. Picture: Nigel Wright/Network Ten
Anthony Mundine in the jungle. Picture: Nigel Wright/Network Ten

"Viper Room seemed to push both Danny Green and Anthony Mundine to their limits," I'm A Celebrity co-host Chris Brown told News Corp.

"The expectation was that that trial would bring them closer together but it seems it may have been the straw that broke the man's back."

Brown was genuinely shocked at Mundine's departure.

"He's been our camp leader and been thrown into all of our tucker trials and seemingly handling it very well but the man is the man and the man does things his own way," Brown explained.

"I guess this shows you that every single day is as dramatic as the last.

"This is our fourth year of the show and we've never had anyone walk out before.

"We've had many celebrities who are not elite sportsmen last the full six weeks.

"This show is designed to be the toughest challenge in Australian television and it is seemingly living up to that with Mundine and Tomic out within the first week and a half."

Bernard Tomic leaving the jungle on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! Picture: Supplied
Bernard Tomic leaving the jungle on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! Picture: Supplied

Mundine's charity was the indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV).

Nine celebrities remain in the jungle - Tiffany, Kerry Armstrong, Simone Holtznagel, Peter Rowsthorn, Jackie Gillies, Fiona O'Loughlin, Josh Gibson, Shannon Noll and Green.

Viewer voting to save, or keep celebrities in the jungle, remains open for the other campmates.

Before going into the jungle, Mundine told News Corp: "You are going to get the real Anthony Mundine. The Anthony Mundine you hear about and you've heard about as far as perception and the media or whatever, that ain't me, you are going to see the real me."

 

* The journalist is in South Africa covering I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! as a guest of Channel Ten.

Anthony Mundine in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! Picture: Supplied
Anthony Mundine in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! Picture: Supplied
Anthony Mundine in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! Picture: Channel 10
Anthony Mundine in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! Picture: Channel 10


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