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I'm A Celebrity 2019: Richard Reid Emotionally Farewells Justin

It was the unlikely friendship that got them both through the last few weeks but losing Justin so close to the end was difficult for Richard.

As Justin bid his goodbyes to the camp, a visibly upset Richard looked on.

“Thank you guys so much, I am so privileged to be here with all five of you guys last,” Justin said, “I’ve had such an amazing journey. Thank you, Richard, for everything.”

The pair bonded in the last few weeks, sharing stories from their lives and often confiding in each other. After he left the camp, Justin told 10 daily he needed someone he could “bitch about the other campers with”.

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But the pair did more than just bitch, it felt like Richard began to understand the enigmatic model, how to speak to him directly, without provoking him. To teach him without lecturing him.

“He’s worked harder than anyone in camp to bring home stars,” Richard said before reflecting on the moment when Justin told him he felt like Richard was his only friend in camp.

“That just broke my heart.”

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So close to the finale, the celebs have been forced to say goodbye to someone every night for the past week, which has become more and more difficult as they continue to bond.

Justin was one of the biggest characters in camp, being voted into a record-amount of trials this year, the ex-Love Island star had his fair share of clashes and cries. But in his friendship with Richard, we started to see Justin growing up before our very eyes.

“He has such a big heart and just… a really special guy that deserves to have tons of happiness and friends,” Richard said as he teared up.

“I think he’ll be okay… I hope he will be.”

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