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EXCLUSIVE: I’m A Celeb’s Ryan Gallagher says his romance with Charlotte Crosby is “120 per cent” going to last beyond the jungle – and we actually believe him

Rylotte is the 2020 love story we never knew we needed.
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It was the juicy plotline no one expected (or asked for) on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! this season – the surprise romance between former MAFS groom Ryan Gallagher and Geordie Shore alumni Charlotte Crosby.

From the second these two were dropped into the jungle, they had immediate eyes for each other, locking lips in steamy hookups and snuggling together in camp.

“I keep thinking, I’ve been searching for someone like Ryan me whole life, who would literally like just idolise you,” Charlotte said of her new beau.

“He’s so thoughtful and he remembers everything, and that’s the qualities I want in a husband.”

And with the approval of both their mothers, who are desperate for the pair to make it official, the only question fans now have is confirmation that this onscreen romance isn’t all just for the cameras.

After Ryan was booted off the show on Tuesday night in a double elimination, along with ABC presenter Myf Warhurst, Charlotte and Ryan said a tearful goodbye, vowing to rekindle their love outside the jungle, and Ryan refuted suggestions from hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris that their relationship was all an act.

And when asked by Now To Love about the claims that the #Rylotte romance is fake, just hours after exiting the jungle, Ryan said those rumours couldn’t be further from the truth.

Ryan lost 10kg during his time on I’m A Celeb!

(Credit: Channel 10)

He says he “120 per cent” wants to continue his relationship with Charlotte in the real world.

“Yeah I’ll wait for her to come out in a few days. We’ve spoken about it. 120 per cent, I would love to,” he told Now To Love of their post-jungle relationship plans.

And that teary farewell last night? It was real.

“It wasn’t easy saying goodbye to her,” Ryan said.

“We’ve never been apart, for 26 days straight. We talk all day, talk for hours on end, so it is sad. It’s the first time we’ve been apart.”

Ryan and Charlotte’s first kiss was captured on camera.

(Credit: Channel 10)

Charlotte says Ryan is the perfect man for her.

(Credit: Channel 10)

As well as reuniting with Charlotte, Ryan says the whole cast have scheduled an adorable reunion, once everyone is back in Australia.

He’s even made one-on-one plans to meet up with everyone’s favourite nice guy, chef Miguel Maestre.

Miguel quickly became one of the most popular team members in camp, with the contestants gushing about his incredible personality.

“Miguel is … Miguel,” Ryan said, when asked to explain the gentle giant’s enduring appeal.

“He’s very much a family man, a gentle guy. He’s not in there with any agenda. He is passionate about his cooking. It doesn’t matter what ingredients he was given in camp. He doesn’t have a bad bone in his body. I’m going to come around to dinner and have one of his paellas.”

WATCH BELOW: Charlotte Crosby and Ryan Gallagher’s first kiss on I’m A Celeb. Story continues after video.

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The intense jungle diet has also led to Ryan shedding a huge amount of weight.

“I’m down 10kg,” he revealed to Now To Love.

“I don’t know where it’s come from, but I feel good, I feel great. I don’t feel anorexic. I’m not unhealthy, I’m just skinny. “

His first meal after exiting the jungle?

“I had a steak and chips, which was amazing,” he said.

“It was something I didn’t really get in big portions [in the jungle]. You’re literally looking around saying you going to finish that? Each time a vegetarian came in, I was like ‘The more vegetarian intruders, the better!'”

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! airs from Sundays to Thursdays on Network 10 at 7.30pm.

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