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Pete Wicks says he ‘nearly died’ after Sam Thompson left the I’m A Celebrity jungle

Harley Young

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Pete Wicks says he ‘nearly died’ after Sam Thompson left the I’m A Celebrity jungle

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@p_wicks01 / ITV

TOWIE star Pete Wicks says he 'nearly died' when Made in Chelsea's Sam Thompson greeted him on the I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! bridge following his big win.

Thompson, aged 31, won this year's series of the celebrity challenge game, which features grizzly bushtucker trials and daring tasks with some of Australia's most frightening animals.

The pair joked about how they're like a couple. Credit: ITV
The pair joked about how they're like a couple. Credit: ITV

However, when he went to meet TOWIE star best mate Pete, he ignored the production team's instructions not to jump on the bridge when leaving the jungle. But, despite the bridge being incredibly high up and pretty unstable, Sam being Sam, couldn't help himself.

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Pete shared the moment his life flashed before his eyes on the pair's Staying Relevant podcast, where he said: “Yeah, what the funniest part of that is before you get a producer who will have said to Sam on the other end of the bridge. Sam would have been told to stand on a star and Pete is going to come and meet you. Do not JUMP.”

Pete said he was supporting the weight of both stars. Credit: ITV
Pete said he was supporting the weight of both stars. Credit: ITV

Pete also mentioned that he had chatted with a producer of the show before his reunion with Sam, where he admitted that the producer had 'promised me he's not going to jump.'

Then came the moment where Sam couldn't contain his excitement any longer.

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He added: “So Sam jumps. We then get a little bit carried away, but I’m supporting both of our body weights on this bridge.

“They say you can have your hug but you need to turn around so we can get a shot of both of your faces on the bridge. But at that point, I lost my balance. I had to grab the ********* bridge to stop us going over, I nearly died!” he said.

Sam, girlfriend Zara, and Pete, all reunited. Credit: @p_wicks01/Instagram
Sam, girlfriend Zara, and Pete, all reunited. Credit: @p_wicks01/Instagram

We reckon this scary, yet funny, moment will go down in the I'm A Celeb history books as one of the greatest clips from the show. Alongside other iconic moments like when TV Chef Gino D'Acampo caught, cooked and ate a rat alongside his other campmates - an incident that actually landed ITV in the lurch, resulting in a fine for the broadcaster due to animal cruelty. The PSPCA fined ITV $3,000 Australian dollars which equated to just under two grand at the time.

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And who can forget poor Gillian McKeith fainting as she's voted in by the public for yet another trial?

Reliving the moment, Gillian said: "I have a history of fainting since childhood.

“The day before we did the live trial, I hadn’t had much to eat and I wasn’t feeling very well, which is the precursor to passing out.

“I have fainted several times and not just in the jungle.

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“Sometimes you can stop yourself if you get close to the ground but the problem with the jungle is there were all these leeches and so there was no way I was going to throw myself on the ground."

Topics: Im A Celebrity, Celebrity, ITV, TV And Film

Harley Young
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