PATRON of Nightingale House Hospice and former royal butler Paul Burrell has raised a huge amount of money for the Wrexham-based charity through his jungle ordeal.
Although six-figure sums have been bandied about, hospice staff are still waiting to find out exactly how much Paul's Australian adventure has raised for them, but since he finished as runner-up in ITV's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! it is sure to be a significant sum.
Nightingale House fundraiser Jo Young said: 'We are absolutely delighted Paul did so well in the jungle. The public obviously warmed to him and we're really looking forward to welcoming him back.
'We're very proud of him and he should feel immensely proud of himself and what he's done. I think people will now recognise him for himself and not just as the royal butler.
'We do not know yet how much Paul has raised. We cannot speculate, we will just have to be patient and wait until there is an announcement, probably in the new year.
'When people vote for one of the contestants each voter makes a 50p call and we get 16p of it. We also get a proportion of any texts. LWT has said it takes a long time to work out the sums of money and disperse it to all the different charities. But whatever the total is, we will be grateful for every penny.'
The programme attracted around 12 million viewers a night and after his final challenge of eating nightcrawler worms, huge beetle larvae, cockroaches, 'vomit' fruit and kangaroos' testicles, Paul finished in second place to new King of the Jungle, comedian Joe Pasquale.