I’m A Celebrity winner Sam Thompson returning home to lovely news


Sam Thompson won this year’s I’m A Celebrity (Picture: James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)

Sam Thompson has an amazing surprise waiting when he gets back from Australia.

The Made In Chelsea star was named this year’s King of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, and his sister Louise Thompson has revealed some lovely news for his return.

Taking to Instagram for a very sweet post, she heaped praise on her brother alongside a video of his two-year-old nephew Leo saying his name for the first time.

‘As cliché as it is I can’t find a better word than proud @samthompsonuk !!!!! So I’ll just go with proud x 1000000000000000 👑,’ she wrote in the caption as she shared a carousel of snaps and videos celebrating his big win.

‘I just received a call from my brother (I happened to be looking at photos of his face on my phone when his name popped up which was a little odd 😅😅 especially since our relationship has been v one sided and only via a tv screen for the last 3 weeks) but I’ve never been more thrilled to hear your voice.

‘Instant tears (unsurprising from me). I can’t wait to have you back on home soil so that I can have one of your infamous hugs and also to see that wonderfully expressive face. xxxxxxxxx

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His sister Louise Thompson revealed her son Leo can now say Sam’s name (Picture: Instagram/ Thompson louise.thompson)
Leo was so proud of his uncle (Picture: Instagram/louise.thompson)
The family all got together for Sunday’s final (Picture: Instagram/ louise.thompson)

‘Missed ya. Ps. Leo can finally say your name and this took no prompting 🥰🥰🥰’

Sam’s girlfriend Zara McDermott shared an adorable video of the entire family’s eruption of applause in celebration of his win, and he had seen the video even before switching his phone back on.

Sam appeared on Lorraine to discuss his win and confessed he ‘cried’ when he saw all his loved ones so happy for him.

He told the presenter: ‘It made me cry, that’s all my nearest and dearest. I’ve never had that amount of people need to support me for anything and it’s just such an amazing feeling.

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‘It’s actually quite overwhelming. I’m a very, very, very, very lucky person to have that around me so I can’t wait – I owe a lot of people a lot of dinners.’

After watching a video message from Zara, Sam revealed he had missed his ‘little goose’ and shared that she had been sleeping on his side of the bed since he’d been gone.

Zara, 26, was clearly missing him as she posted the video of everyone watching the finale to her 1.9 million followers on Instagram shortly after the star was crowned King of the Jungle.

‘The moment we all found out… OUR KING OF THE JUNGLE!!!!!!!👑🌴🍃✨😭😭😭😭😭,’ she captioned the sweet video.

As the announcement is made the family lept up in joy, with Zara screaming and crying as she hugged everyone.

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