Who is Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo? The I’m A Celebrity 2017 winner

All you need to know about the reality TV star as she heads into the ITV camping show.

Georgia Toffolo, better known as Toff, has been announced as one of the campers for I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2017.

The reality TV star arrived in Brisbane looking Chelsea glamorous, but her groomed appearance won’t last long once she heads into camp.

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Who is Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo?

Toff will be familiar to fans of hit constructed reality series Made In Chelsea.

The socialite has starred in the E4 programme since its seventh series, which aired in 2014, and has become popular with viewers for her ditzy sense of humour and straight talking.

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She had a brief romance with Francis Boulle on the show and is close friends with super-posh cast mate Mark Francis Vandelli.

Date of birth: 23rd October 1994

Phobias: Rats and mice. I am a real jumper.

Missing any special occasion: The Made In Chelsea finale episode.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I think people reckon I am prim and proper

Role in the camp: I am quite athletic, so I don’t mind fetching the wood. I am not sure if I want to clean the toilet though.

Miss most: My family and food. I get snappy if I don’t eat.

Dream camper: Boris Johnson. He would be funny.

Relationship status: Single.

How did she feel about winning the 2017 series?

During her time in the jungle, Toffolo, earned herself the extra moniker "Tough Toff" due to her courage in tackling Bushtucker trials and for her enduring optimism.

Shaking, she said: "I don’t know what to say!

"Obviously I didn’t think anyone would like me. I’m really taken aback!"

She said that it was 2overwhelming" and thanked the public for voting for her before adding: "I'm really shocked. Is this real?"

Toffolo was handed her queen of the jungle crown by last year’s winner, former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt.

Moffatt said: "I hope this crown brings you as much happiness as it brought me.

"I feel like crying for you, it’s girls like you that make me so proud to be a young woman. Proper girl power."

Lomas said: "She's such a great champion, she deserves it. She is brilliant, funny and entertaining.”

Fellow contestants Jennie McAlpine and Stanley Johnson were on-hand to dole out the praise for Toffolo.

Coronation Street star McAlpine said Toffolo is a “well-deserved winner” and that she has “never met anyone like you, you’re amazing”.

Johnson, Boris Johnson’s father, added: "I knew she was going to make it. I said from the start, Toff’s the one."

Earlier in the final episode,Toffolo had told hosts Ant and Dec that she has discovered an inner strength that she did not know she possessed, adding: "I did'’t know how tough I was."

Commenting on her constant positivity throughout the gruelling show, she said: "If you don’t stay positive, you wouldn’t enjoy yourself.

"My cheeks hurt from smiling so much."

What did she think about going into the jungle?

Toff said: “Social media is so demanding. I am really excited I won’t have to do that and I am looking forward to not putting make-up on or having my hair done. I’ve been doing Made In Chelsea for four years now and everything is so fast paced. I am looking forward to being away from that.

“I have watched it since I was so young and when they asked to talk to me, I was like ‘OMG is this real?'

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“I jump at the smallest thing. When my doorbell rings I jump. And is anyone okay with spiders? They are hideous. Heights? I always thought I was fine but I went for dinner up a tower recently and I didn’t like it.

“I haven’t decided which bikinis to take yet but hey, you’ve got to have a shower haven’t you? It’s iconic. I have got to buy a white bikini haven’t I? One hundred per cent.”

What else has she appeared in?

If you’re not a regular viewer of Made In Chelsea, you may still know Toff from her search for a boyfriend on Celebs Go Dating.

She took part in the show along with stars including James “Arg” Argent, Calum Best and Bobby Norris as they were sent out with matches from a dating agency.

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Toff didn’t find lasting love on the programme, but happily returned to Made In Chelsea and says she is gutted about missing the big series finale thanks to her jungle stay.

Which of her Made In Chelsea co-stars have braved the jungle before her?

Toff has the advantage of some pals to call on for advice on how to survive swapping her fancy London lifestyle for camping in the jungle.

In 2012, former Made In Chelsea star and current boyfriend of Millie Mackintosh, Hugo Taylor, took part in the show.

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One of the show’s longest-running stars, Spencer Matthews, signed up in 2015 but had to leave after just two days when he admitted he had been taking a steroid-based medication.

In her own words

Living off barely any food and leaving her luxurious lifestyle behind will be a massive hurdle for Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo to overcome as she vows to pose in a white bikini under the famous jungle shower.

The 23-year-old TV reality star is also dreading not being able to speak to her Granny every day.

“I call her at least 20 times a day,” she admits. “When I look at my call log, her number is always on there. I phone her for advice on everything. I am really going to miss that.”

But Georgia reckons being separated from her phone will be a blessing. “Social media is so demanding,” she declares. “I am really excited I won’t have to do that and I am looking forward to not putting make-up on or having my hair done. I’ve been doing Made In Chelseafor four years now and everything is so fast paced. I am looking forward to being away from that.”

Confirming she definitely is not quitting the E4 reality show to take part in I’m A Celebrity, Georgia will, however, not be able to take part in the season finale. “It’s the first time in four years I am missing the big finale,” she explains. “I am missing the classic skating around the Natural History museum bit. But I am more excited about this adventure.”

“And the fact I am going to be doing the Jungle is starting to really sink in now. I am a mixture of emotions – both excited and nervous.”

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She says she didn’t have to think twice about accepting the offer. “I have watched it since I was so young and when they asked to talk to me, I was like ‘OMG is this real?” she reveals.

“I thought they were winding me up at first, but when it was confirmed I was like ‘Wow’. I think people think I am ditzy, which I am in certain ways. But I really enjoy interesting conversation. I hope there are loads in there.”

“I also think people think I am prim and proper and I won’t get stuck in but I will. It’s nice to show the real me.”

“Made In Chelsea is constructed reality television but on I’m A Celebrity we will be living and breathing the Jungle environment.”

Her phobia of mice and rats is also a big deal for Georgia. “I am so scared of them and the problem is I am so jumpy,” she confides. “I jump at the smallest thing. When my doorbell rings I jump.”

“And is anyone okay with spiders? They are hideous.”

“Heights? I always I thought I was fine but I went for dinner up a tower recently and I didn’t like it. “

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Insisting she definitely won’t be the cook in camp, Georgia says she will fetch the wood for the fire and muck in. She also plans to use the iconic Jungle shower.

“I haven’t decided which bikinis to take yet but hey, you’ve got to have a shower haven’t you?” she says. “It’s iconic. I have got to buy a white bikini haven’t I? One hundred per cent.”

Describing herself as easy going, she says she won’t tolerate anybody who is unfair. She doesn’t like bad manners either.”

“I am used to arguing on MIC,” explains Georgia. “I wouldn’t be on the show without saying what I think, as that is a massive part of it and so of course I will say what I think on I’m A Celebrity.”

As for whether she thinks she can walk away with the Queen of the Jungle title, Georgia isn’t so sure. “To win would be beyond anything I could ever have imagined,” she adds. “I am such a fan of the show and my mum is a die-hard fan too. She is so excited about me going on.”

“Even the fact I am going to be on it feels weird. I really can’t believe it is actually happening.”

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