I'm A Celebrity: Ferne says she loves George - but just as a friend

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Ferne McCann has insisted there's no flirtation or romance going on with George Shelley.

The stars grew close in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle, leading viewers and some of their campmates to wonder if we could be seeing love blossom in camp...

Well, no, according to Ferne!

'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' TV Show, Australia -
Ferne finishes third


Ferne speaking to Ant & Dec after finishing in third place.

Speaking to Ant & Dec after finishing in third place, she said: "We will definitely meet up and stay friends but I just think we are really good friends. I have fallen in love with him in a completely different way."

She added: "I loved hanging out with him. It was one of the best things about being in there."

That echoes what Reveal columnist Danielle Armstrong told us today, saying: "I know it's nothing more than just a bit of "flanter" between the pair. I think he's too much of a 'good boy' for her but she loves the flirting."

TOWIE star Ferne arrived in the jungle later than the original batch of celebrities, making a surprise appearance alongside Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison and Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews. Both she and Vicky lasted the whole 19 days until the finale, while Spencer was withdrawn from the jungle by producers after they learned he'd been taking steroids.

"I didn't expect to win but I'm overwhelmed," said Ferne. "It was everything and more. It was the best experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it and threw myself into the whole experience and loved it. Every day I thought I would have a down day and want to go home and of course you have your highs and lows but I just really enjoyed it."