Lancashire lad Freddie shows his softer side with wedding anniversary letter in the jungle

Andrew Flintoff receives a letter from home during his time on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Australia
Andrew Flintoff receives a letter from home during his time on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Australia
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  • Former cricketer spent 10th wedding anniversary in South Africa
  • Had tear in eye after reading letter from wife
  • Is one of fans’ favourites in jungle reality TV show
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SPENDING his wedding anniversary surrounded by creepy crawlies wan’t top of Andrew Flintoff’s list.

But the Lancashire cricketer wasn’t far from wife, Rachel’s thoughts, as he and his I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, camp mates received emotional letters from home.

For some now in their fifth week in the South African jungle, their messages from home, brought a few laughs and many tear as they read each other’s letters out.

And even the strapping six foot three former cricketer was on the brink.

Freddie’s wife wished her 37-year-old husband an emotional 10th wedding anniversary, while his children left their own loving messages, moving the usually tough man.

As his letter was read out by camp mate and former Brady Brunch star, Maureen McCormick, who shed more tears than he did, Freddie’s eyes began to well.

“I’m not really an emotional person,” he said.

“I don’t normally cry or anything like that, but it got me a little bit.

“My eyes started welling up a bit,” he told the Bush Telegraph.

“I spent a lot of time not particularly liking myself for a long time but when you hear that from the people closest to you, it gives a bit of hope for yourself.

“These perfect people I have at home think that of me and it got me, it really did.”

The dad-of-three, who is fast becoming a fan favourite on the Australian version of the hit TV show, heard how his family are “massively missing their main man” while daughter, Holly, filled her old man in on the French test she had been doing at school.

Son, Corey, told his dad that he had enjoyed seeing him knit and youngest son, Rocky, told him how proud he was of him and said he was “the best dad ever.”

“It was lovely to hear,” added Freddie.

The Australian public must now vote on Twitter to save Freddie from elimination by using #celebfreddie on the social networking site.

He also curried favour with his jungle friends by taking part in the celebrity chest challenge to win cherry ripes.

“I don’t even know what they are,” he added