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Sam Thompson 'set to star on I’m a Celebrity this year'

Rhiannon Ingle

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Sam Thompson 'set to star on I’m a Celebrity this year'

Featured Image Credit: Neil Mockford/FilmMagic/ITV

It's clear that fans all over can't wait to find out which celebs will be heading into jungle for the upcoming 23rd series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

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The beloved ITV programme, hosted by the iconic presenting duo Ant and Dec, will hit our screens in November and a few names have been thrown about here and there concerning who will make up this year's cast.

One of which is the former Made In Chelsea star, Sam Thompson, who is reportedly set to take part in the upcoming season of the reality show.

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Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson is reportedly set to enter the I’m a Celebrity jungle in November. Credit: Neil Mockford/FilmMagic
Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson is reportedly set to enter the I’m a Celebrity jungle in November. Credit: Neil Mockford/FilmMagic

The 31-year-old, whose girlfriend, Zara McDermott, is currently competing for the Glitterball Trophy with pro partner Graziano Di Prima on Strictly Come Dancing, has allegedly signed up for the series with producers believing he’ll be a huge hit with audience at home.

A source reportedly told The Sun: "Sam is a great signing because he has a huge fan base and a funny, self-deprecating personality.

"It will be difficult if Zara is still on Strictly as she will be too busy to head out to the jungle to support him.

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"While it might put a bit of pressure on their relationship, it’s a huge year for them."

Sam's girlfriend, Zara McDermott, is currently competing on Strictly Come Dancing. Credit: Instagram/@samthompsonuk
Sam's girlfriend, Zara McDermott, is currently competing on Strictly Come Dancing. Credit: Instagram/@samthompsonuk

Sam is clearly not a stranger to a bit of reality telly after having previously appeared on both Celebs Go Dating as well as Celebrity Big Brother.

I'm a Celeb will reportedly grace our screens once again in the next few weeks and I'm sure many of us cannot wait to hopefully see Sam try his luck at camp living in the Aussie outback, embark on some gruelling challenges and take on the infamous Bushtucker Trials.

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Also rumoured to be joining the cast on this year’s show include the likes of The Inbetweeners actor James Buckley, as well as This Morning presenter, Josie Gibson.

Ant and Dec will grace our screens once again the next few weeks. Credit: ITV
Ant and Dec will grace our screens once again the next few weeks. Credit: ITV

A spokesperson for I’m A Celeb said it doesn't comment on 'speculation on contestants', but an ITV insider said: "Josie is hugely popular with This Morning viewers and producers were determined to get her.

"She is seen as the perfect person for the jungle as she’s already such a familiar face on ITV and will bring her fanbase with her."

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The insider went on to describe Gibson as 'incredibly down-to-earth', adding that she 'seems to strike a chord with people at home'.

They continued: "Plus they’re confident Josie will bring the laughs to I’m A Celebrity, as she already does on This Morning, and is guaranteed to get on with most of the jungle campmates."

Tyla has reached out to ITV for comment.

Topics: Celebrity, ITV, Im A Celebrity, Made In Chelsea, Sam Thompson, TV And Film, Zara Mcdermott

Rhiannon Ingle
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