I’m A Celebrity star Sam Thompson admits he fears ‘being a bad boyfriend’
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Sam Thompson claimed joining the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! line-up could have implicated him as a ‘bad boyfriend’.
Speaking to the Hits Radio Breakfast hosts, he said: “When they asked [me to go into the jungle] I did think, if Zara was still on Strictly would I be a bad boyfriend if I went – but then decided I had to!
“As it turns out she’s tapping out of Strictly just as I’m tapping in.”
However, as McDermott was still competing for the Glitterball Trophy when Thompson got the call, he opted not to bring her to Australia with him.
The Celebrity Circle star continued: “But because I thought she would still be doing Strictly, Pete’s [Wicks] coming with me!
“I don’t know if I’m going to have a girlfriend at the end of it.”
While Thomspon says he is ‘excited’ to be appearing on the show with First Dates’ Fred Sirieix and YouTube star Nella Rose, he also admitted he isn’t the most experienced camper.
“I tried to go camping recently but I had to go home at 10pm. I was too cold! But I am so excited about taking part in I’m A Celebrity, it still feels like a dream.
“I feel like a competition winner taking part. It was an absolute resounding ‘yes’ when I got approached. They didn’t even need to ask! I am a huge fan of the show.”
Thompson is expected to make his I'm A Celeb debut on Sunday evening alongside This Morning's Josie Gibson, food critic Grace Dent, former EastEnders star Danielle Harold and Hollyoaks actor Nick Pickard,
Tune into I’m A Celeb… Get Me Out Of Here! this Sunday on ITV at 9.00pm.