Several fans have been taken aback by what I'm A Celeb winner Myleene Klass did with her £100k prize.
Myleene Klass, a talented musician-turned-presenter, emerged as the champion of the first series of the all-stars version of the popular ITV show, I'm a Celebrity: South Africa. Known for her previous appearance in the Australian jungle back in 2006, Klass returned for the spin-off series, where former contestants battled it out to claim the title of the ultimate jungle legend.
Return as the jungle legend
Myleene Klass rose to fame as a member of the band Hear'Say after winning the reality TV talent show Popstars in 2001. Following the band's success, Klass embarked on a solo career as a classical musician, signed record deals, and explored presenting opportunities on television.
Myleene Klass's victory in the all-stars series of I'm a Celebrity marked a significant milestone in her relationship with the show. She first appeared as a contestant on the Australian jungle edition back in 2006, where she finished as the runner-up.
Returning for the spin-off series in South Africa, Klass competed against familiar faces from previous seasons. In a memorable eating challenge called 'All You Can Stomach,' Klass triumphed by consuming 60 mouse tails and 40 spoonfuls of fermented tofu. Her win secured her the title of the first-ever I'm a Celebrity Legend, surpassing other contestants like Fatima Whitbread and Jordan Banjo.
Following her victory on I'm a Celebrity: South Africa, Myleene Klass took to social media to share her decision regarding the £100,000 prize money. The TV star decided to give away her £100,000 prize to Save the Children UK.
Klass, who has been an ambassador for the charity for 11 years, shared her decision in an Instagram post where she also highlighted her experiences working with the organization. She expressed her pride in supporting Save The Children and mentioned some of the challenging situations she has witnessed and the ways in which the charity has made a difference.
A long-standing partnership
'I've been an ambassador for 11 years in which time I've travelled the globe helping STC,' Klass stated in her Instagram post. Over the years, she has actively participated in various initiatives and projects aimed at improving the lives of children around the world.
Klass mentioned her involvement in teaching children to read in the UK, where poverty affects families, as well as her role in launching the first-ever Christmas Jumper Day more than a decade ago:
'Children in the Philippines playing by the ships that have run aground from the Tsunami so they can be next to their parents that lay crushed between them. Dancing children in refugee camps in Jordan as their parents weave me a chopping board from plastic bags to say thank you for being there (I still have it).'
Save the Children, the recipient of Myleene Klass's donation, responded to her Instagram post with gratitude and admiration. They acknowledged her longstanding commitment as an ambassador, writing, 'Our #legend for the past 11 years. Thank you so much for what you've done and are going to do for children. This money is an incredible gift that will support so many families.'
Several people commented on her post to applaud her for her donation.
One fan wrote: 'How inspiring is this @myleeneklass . What a wonderful human you are." Whilst someone else quipped: "Bloody incredible woman. I am in awe.'
Another fan added: 'What a thoroughly beautiful and decent person you are Myleene. Your children and husband must be so proud of you. Such a lovely thing to do. Bless you." Someone else penned: "Wow. The world needs more Myleenes.'