From taking part in the World's End Trial, the highest in I'm a Celebrity history - despite being scared of heights - to picking out snakes out of box, Bolton's Amir Khan was ready to leave the camp.

And he became the third famous face to leave the I'm a Celebrity....South Africa on Tuesday evening — after asking his fellow campers to vote him out.

He's the second local face to leave, following the departure of Shuan Ryder, leaving Helen Flanagan flying the flag for Bolton.

Amir said:"It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.

"It’s like I got to be with a new family in South Africa. I’m always going to compare it with my first time in Australia but this one, for me, was way better. Even though I would have loved to have stayed in a little bit longer, sometimes what can happen is, if you stay longer, you can outstay your welcome.

"I didn’t want to see anyone else go to be honest with you.

"We were all having such a great time in there. I was enjoying it, too. I gave myself the confidence that I can do the Trials. I thought, ‘I’ve got no fear now. I can do these.’ " I’d impressed myself."

He said the trials were a test for him, being scared of spiders, snakes and heights.

"I couldn’t give up on the Trials this time. It was a bit of a test for me, too. I’m scared of spiders, snakes, heights – and I managed to get through a lot of things," said the Olympian.

On his camp mates, Amir said: "I got on really well with Jordan. We’re a similar age and he loves boxing. He knew more about boxing than I do.

"And someone else was Tuffers [Phil Tufnell].

"Lovely guy, cricket man, sportsman. But I just loved his banter. He is a very funny character. I just loved being around him. Paul Burrell. Paul is a really lovely guy. The last two or three days in camp we really got close. We started having little chats. To be honest with you, I didn’t really know anyone in camp when I entered. I’m really bad. The only people I knew in there was Toff and Carol Vorderman."

Amir hopes that he has made a lasting impression during his stint in I'm a Celebrity....South Africa.

He said: "I hope people at home say, ‘Amir has made a massive difference to the first time [in camp].’ " I’ve overcome what I wanted. I didn’t want to vote anyone else out. I thought, I’ll be the one to put my hand up. It’s best to leave on a good note than do something silly… which I think was coming.

"Anything could have happened, you can’t be good for that long.

The Bolton News: Amir Khan was voted off I'm A Celeb by campmates

"I’ll end up doing something silly, pulling a stunt, I’m just that kind of guy. I’m just so glad in a way I didn’t do anything silly, like Strawberry-Gate, and hopefully people will now remember me for going to the jungle and saying, ‘He’s a good man’.

The Bolton News:

"The thing for me is I’m a little older than I was then [the first time in Australia] and I’ve got young kids. My kids are going to watch this. Sometimes you automatically scream but I thought, ‘My kids are going to watch this, I’m their hero and I thought I want to do it for them’. Last time I came across as a bit of a wuss really and I didn’t want to do that again. My kids are going to be proud of me."

I'm a Celebrity...South Africa continues tonight at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.