Jamie Lynn Spears pays tribute to I'm A Celeb's King of the Jungle Sam Thompson

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11 Dec 2023, 16:48

Jamie Lynn Spears pays heartfelt tribute to I'm A Celeb's King of the Jungle Sam Thompson

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Jamie Lynn Spears has reacted to former fellow campmate Sam Thompson winning I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!.

The Zoey 101 actor, who left the reality TV show after 11 days on November 30 on medical grounds, acknowledged the new King of the Jungle.

She told followers: "Oh my gosh, Sam, you're the King of the Jungle, I'm so proud of you. 

"I'm so proud of all of my campmates and I wish I was there celebrating with you all but we will make up for it in due time, just send me that date please. 

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"Anyways I'm so lucky to have made lifelong friends out of this experience."

She added: "Sam you have always been my king of the jungle. Congratulations, miss you all."

The Sweet Magnolias star was the second celebrity to leave after food critic Grace Dent departed after health issues. Spears was still paid her full fee which is thought to be around £250,000.

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Jamie Lynn said about her jungle adventure: "I can't wait to share with y'all everything about this once in a lifetime experience, but I don't even know where to start when trying to describe what an incredibly special time and place I had with some of the absolute best humans I have ever met and consider family now.

"Thank y'all for welcoming me into your living rooms night after night, and for supporting me through all the highs and lows.

"I am so grateful for this show, and all of the wonderful people apart of it! I will be taking some time to recover and spend time with my family, but looking forward to sharing all about my journey on @imacelebrity with everyone! Love y'all." 

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Former Made In Chelsea reality star Sam was crowned King Of The Jungle after beating boxer Tony Bellew to first place, followed by politician Nigel Farage.

Sam admitted: "I'm really overwhelmed, I didn't think I'd even be invited on the show. I don't know what to say."

Jamie Lynn Spears

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"I'm so grateful, thank you so much. I've dreamed of doing this show for years and years and you've made a boy's dream come true."

Tony added: "10 days ago, I knew. I knew when I first met him, I've never met a person like him... He deserves it more than anything and I couldn't be happier."