I’m A Celebrity fans ‘devastated’ after Poh Ling Yeow’s eviction: ‘Should’ve won’

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! viewers were left upset on Thursday night after fan favourite contestant Poh Ling Yeow was ejected from the so-called jungle.

The MasterChef star failed to guess the correct number of snakes in the mystery box while going up against Olympian Emily Seebohm and AFL star Nathan Buckley and became the seventh contestant to leave this season.

I’m A Celebrity's Poh Ling Yeow crying.
I’m A Celebrity viewers were shocked when Poh Ling Yeow was eliminated. Photo: Channel Ten

Fans took to Twitter shortly after Poh’s elimination to praise her efforts and share their shocked reactions.

“Very sad to see Poh go home tonight. She is an amazing human who is full of joy and lights up any jungle she goes into!” one person wrote.

“This one hurts, I loved her,” another added, while someone else labelled her exit so close to the finale as “ridiculous”.

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“She should’ve won,” a fourth shared, followed by others who said Poh was “robbed” and they were left “devastated” and “bawling”.

“So upset. Loved Poh since her first season of MasterChef and loved having her back in my living room every night again for a month. I just adore her so much,” one viewer tweeted.

“So sad Poh has gone over a non-celebrity and B-grade UK reality star that no one has heard of,” another remarked.

I’m A Celebrity's Poh Ling Yeow crying.
Fans online said they were ‘devastated’ to see Poh leave right before the finale. Photo: Channel Ten

Following her exit, Poh took to Instagram to share a gallery of memories from the show alongside a lengthy caption talking about her experience.

“I have such heartfelt gratitude for succumbing to this wild and wacky adventure. It was my 8th year being asked to be on the show, so the irony of time (also rubbish at fondling danger noodles) becoming my undoing was not lost on me!” she wrote.

The chef went on to say that the best part of the adventure, which she referred to as a “nutty shebang”, was the “deep friendships” made along the way.

“After all the gagging and testicle munching is said and done the premise of the show is very much about forming a madcap family,” she continued. “All our personalities are plonked together without us being able to choose and we have to navigate this, plus put our personal fears aside to make sure the fam is fed!”

She also encouraged people to learn more about her chosen charity, Yalari, to help create generational change for Aboriginal children through education.

Only six celebrities remain ahead of Sunday night’s epic finale, where either Dylan Lewis, Brooke McClymont, Emily Seebohm, Nathan Buckley, Joey Essex or David Subritzky will be crowned king or queen of the jungle.

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