She’s the comedian who was odds-on favourite to win I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
And Fiona O’Loughlin’s popularity with the country was evident on Monday when she was crowned the winner of the hit reality show- leaving Shannon Noll in second place.
Fiona was beside herself upon taking out the $100,000 grand prize, and her place on the I’m A Celebrity throne.
Before the grand final, betting outlet Sportsbet had placed Fiona as the clear favourite at $1.36, with rocker Shannon Noll coming in second at $4.00 while Danny Green sat at $8.00.
Fiona was playing for the charity Angel Flight which assists people living in remote and rural areas of Australia to access specialist medical treatment.
Fiona quickly became a fan favourite on the show for her candid approach, often pulling no punches when it came to talking about her personal life.
Revealing to her campmates that she went to rehab for alcohol addiction, Fiona also admitted that she had attempted suicide.
‘[I found] myself at the age of 52 with nothing, literally nothing, not a penny in the bank, no home,’ the now 54-year-old told Steve Price in his jungle radio segment.
Detailing her lowest point, the reality star went on to say: ‘There was a time when I would [find it very hard] to put my makeup on, I would try to do it with blurred eyes, because you couldn’t look at myself. I attempted suicide a couple of times.
She also pulled no punches when it came to controversial One Nation co-founder David Oldfield who she dubbed a ‘racist pig’ during a particularly heated exchange.
After David claimed that Australia’s indigenous population did nothing to contribute to society, Fiona did not temper her invective.
‘You are hideous to me. Hideous. You make my skin crawl,’ Fiona shouted before taking her leave, but not before issuing a loud ‘f**k you’ to David.
The funnywoman also received some great news during her jungle stint, learning that she was going to become a grandmother
After receiving a letter from her daughter, the comedian fought back tears as she announced the happy news.