He’s taking part in the 2023 series!
Author: Alex RossPublished 27 minutes ago
The nation’s favourite guilty pleasure, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, is back on screens for the next three weeks, with Ant and Dec welcoming a whole new bunch of celebrities into the famous jungle camp.
If we say so ourselves, the 2023 series is going to be even better than usual, as Hits Radio presenter Sam Thompson is taking part! As Sam swaps his cosy radio studio for the rough jungle in an attempt to become the next King of the Jungle, we thought we’d take a look at his best bits throughout the series.
Sam Thompson’s I’m A Celeb best bits:
Sam gets announced for I’m A Celeb
After weeks of rumours, Sam was officially confirmed as a contestant on the 2023 series on Monday 13th November!
Taking to social media after the news was made public, Sam said: ‘✨The rumours were true ✨ I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining the adventure of a lifetime on #ImACeleb 🐍🕷️Tune into @itv every night from Sunday 19th November to see how I get on… wish me luck! 😱’.
Sam gets a send off from his girlfriend Zara McDermott
After Sam supported his girlfriend Zara throughout her time on Strictly Come Dancing, the former Love Island star is now repaying the favour!
When Sam headed over to Australia ahead of the start date, Zara shared this cute photo of the pair, writing: ‘HES GONE DOWN UNDER !!! 🦘🇦🇺🌏 the rumours were true, I am so proud of you and so excited for you and for this adventure. I cannot wait to watch you every single night and be supporting you every step of the way. ❤️ p.s. can we all please vote for Sam to do one of the eating challenges?? I think it would make great entertainment considering how squeamish he is 😂😅’. (sic)
Sam lived up to his name of being the BEST hugger
The minute Sam landed in Australia, he immediately kept up his reputation of being the best hugger of all time! Joining former EastEnders star Danielle Harold, First Dates’ Fred Siriex and food critic Grace Dent, Sam went straight in for the hug – and it was definitely what they all needed before taking on their challenge…
He absolutely smashed his first challenge
Along with Grace, Danielle and Fred, Sam was whizzed round on an incredible helicopter ride… Before being plopped on top of a 32-storey building on Australia’s Gold Coast. They were then instructed to climb down to a terrifyingly small platform, shimmy themselves down a pole and undo carabiners while pushing a star to the end of the pole – all in under three minutes! Thankfully, they were gracefully lifted to safety and not forced to jump off the end.
What is Sam most scared of?
Before flying over to Australia for the show, Sam chatted to last year’s runner-up Owen Warner, who is covering Sam’s Hits Radio show whilst he’s away.
Whilst chatting to Owen, Sam revealed what he was most scared of about entering the jungle. He said: “Ohh mate, do you know what?
“I know this sounds weird, more so, this sounds so loser. I just don’t want people to not like me like. You know when you’re in, you’re in like a camp with other people I just don’t want to annoy them. You know, I don’t want people to be like God that Sam’s…
“Go near the dunny and be like, oh that Sam guy’s a bit…”
He went on to admit that he’s looking forward to making some new friends in the jungle. “What I’m most excited for I think,” Sam explained. “Is like making friends and I know that sounds really lame, but like I wanna make like friends for life, where you have like a WhatsApp group and all that kinda stuff.”
You can watch how Sam is getting on, as I’m A Celeb airs every night at 9pm on ITV and ITVX.
When is Sam Thompson on Hits Radio?
You can normally listen to Sam Thompson on Hits UK on Hits Radio. Every Monday to Thursday from 7pm, Sam catches up with some of the biggest names around. While he’s in the jungle Owen Warner will be looking after Sam’s show.
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