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I’m A Celeb: Reigning Queen Of The Jungle Georgia Toffolo WON’T crown this year’s winner

Last year’s winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Georgia Toffolo won’t crown the champion of the current season, according to reports from the set of the ITV show.

In a break in tradition, the outgoing Queen Of The Jungle will not pass the torch to the 2018 winner – for reasons currently unknown.

It will be the first time in six years that the reigning champ doesn’t personally crown the latest winner.

Breaking tradition: Last year’s winner of I’m A Celeb Georgia Toffolo won’t crown the champion of the current season [pictured at last year’s finale with outgoing queen Scarlett Moffatt]

An I’m A Celeb… insider told MailOnline: ‘Toff is due to fly out to Australia this week, for a stint on [sister show] Extra Camp. But she’ll be flying back after that, to the UK.

‘There’s still about another week of the show left, after she returns. And there aren’t plans for her to go back again.

‘This means she won’t be there to personally crown whoever wins this current season.’

MailOnline have contacted ITV for comment.

Reigning champ: In a break in tradition, the outgoing Queen Of The Jungle will not pass the torch to the 2018 winner - for reasons currently unknown

Reigning champ: In a break in tradition, the outgoing Queen Of The Jungle will not pass the torch to the 2018 winner – for reasons currently unknown

Passing the torch: The last time there was a break in this tradition was in 2012, when Dougie Poynter was not present to crown Charlie Brooks. Since then, Charlie returned to crown Kian Egan in 2013

Passing the torch: The last time there was a break in this tradition was in 2012, when Dougie Poynter was not present to crown Charlie Brooks. Since then, Charlie returned to crown Kian Egan in 2013

And the winner is...: In 2014 Kian Egan came back to pass the torch to Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty

And the winner is…: In 2014 Kian Egan came back to pass the torch to Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty

The last few years have seen the exiting victor on hand to pass over the jungle wreath that the new winner wears on their head when they win the show. As well as this, there’s a totem-like staff that comes with the crown, also passed along by the ex-Jungle King or Queen.

The last time there was a break in this tradition was in 2012, when Dougie Poynter was not present to crown Charlie Brooks.

Since then, Charlie returned to crown Kian Egan, who came back to pass the torch to Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty, who was on hand to crown Vicky Pattison.

Congrats: Foggy was on hand to crown Vicky Pattison IN 2015

Congrats: Foggy was on hand to crown Vicky Pattison IN 2015

Taking the throne: She then returned to crown Scarlett Moffatt in 2016, who in turn crowned Toff last year

Taking the throne: She then returned to crown Scarlett Moffatt in 2016, who in turn crowned Toff last year

This time, last year: Toff scooped the I'm A Celeb crown nearly a year ago

This time, last year: Toff scooped the I’m A Celeb crown nearly a year ago

She then returned to crown Scarlett Moffatt, who in turn crowned Toff last year.

Thus far, there have been 10 Jungle Kings and seven Jungle Queens, with women scooping the coveted crown for the last three years running.

Both Vicky Pattison and Scarlett Moffatt have acted as hosts for sister show, I’m A Celebrity… Extra Camp, readily on hand to pass over their crowns.

Jungle correspondent: Toff, meanwhile, has been hosting an I'm A Celeb... news bulletin segment on This Morning

Jungle correspondent: Toff, meanwhile, has been hosting an I’m A Celeb… news bulletin segment on This Morning

Queens: Toff and Vicky have both served a reign as Queen Of The Jungle in 2017 and 2015 respectively

Queens: Toff and Vicky have both served a reign as Queen Of The Jungle in 2017 and 2015 respectively

But prior to that, the exiting Kings and Queens flew over to Australia especially to mark the occasion.

Toff, meanwhile, has been hosting an I’m A Celeb… news bulletin segment on This Morning. 

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs nightly from 9PM on ITV.

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