The presenter, 56, was hopeful a display of unity in camp would inspire viewers frustrated by Brexit.
Many of his fans felt he was nailed on to make Sunday's final, but it wasn't to be as Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby revealed his time was up.
In his exit interview he told the hosts: "We're having such a hard time in the UK at the minute and there's such division in the UK, I thought if we could show in here we can get on, it might influence people back home."
There are now only five famous contenders remaining – former X Factor runner-up Fleur East, actor John Barrowman, football legend Harry Redknapp, The Vamps star James McVey and actress Emily Atack – ahead of this Sunday’s final.
Gutted viewers wrote on Twitter: "Why is nick knowles not in the final ? #ImACeleb i had him, harry & fleur down as the final 3.
"Did not expect #nickknowles out quite so soon.
"I'm sorry but how has @MrNickKnowles been voted out of the jungle are the public mad ?.
"Gutted your out! You were absolutely my favourite, not as a celeb but as an amazing human being! Keep up the positivity and empowering others! A true gentleman ❤."
In his exit chat Nick back X Factor star Fleur East and football manager Harry Redknapp to win the show.
Nick follows in the footsteps of former jungle leader Noel Edmonds, 69, Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer, 20, who were the first and second celebrities to leave the show.
Coronation Street actress Sair Khan, 30, was voted off next followed by former EastEnders actress Rita Simons, 41, earlier this week, and The Chase quizmaster Anne Hegerty, 60, who was booted off last night.
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Thursday night's episode was action packed with fans praising James for his performance during his Dingo Dollar Challenge with Fleur.
Singer Fleur guided musician James across a plank which was suspended in the air while he was blindfolded and dressed as a reindeer.
The challenge area was surrounded by Christmas decorations as James attempted to grab presents as he made his way along the plank.
Praising James for his effort, one viewer wrote on Twitter: "If James doesn’t win after that I won’t only be disappointed in vamps fans but in the country as a whole #ImACelebrity."
Another posted: "WOW James has nerves of steel! Amazing!!
James even impressed himself as he jumped off the plank at the end of the task, not realising he was about to do so as he could not see what he was doing, accidentally conquering his fear of bungee jumping.
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