Sam Thompson crowned King of the Jungle! I'm A Celeb star sees off Farage and Bellew to win series

Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson celebrates with pal Pete Wicks after winning I'm A Celeb

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 10/12/2023

- 22:35

Updated: 11/12/2023

- 07:41

The Made in Chelsea star is this year's I'm A Celebrity victor

Sam Thompson has been crowned this year's King of the Jungle during Sunday night's I'm A Celebrity final.

The reality TV star faced off against boxer Tony Bellew and GB News's very own Nigel Farage in the final three.

Farage finished in third place while boxer Bellew took the runner-up spot.

After Ant and Dec announced the news, Thompson jumped into Bellew's arms before admitting he was "overwhelmed" to have won the show.

"I'm so grateful, thank you so much," Thompson told ITV viewers. "You've made a boy's dream come true!

Bellew was similarly full of praise for this year's King of the Jungle as he said: "Listen, 10 days ago I knew.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage finished in third place


"I knew when I first met him, to be honest, I've never met a person like him before in my life.

"He deserves it more than anything and I couldn't be happier."

Moments earlier, Ant and Dec asked Thompson about his time in camp and whether his stint Down Under lived up to his lofty expectations.

"I never knew I could be as happy as I am right now, it's been magical. It's like a dream I don't want you to wake me up from," Thompson said after leaving the camp.

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"I got asked for my down moments in there and I don't know, even the moments I felt low I was like, 'I am feeling low in the jungle'.

"There were so many amazing people I never thought I would get to spend time with."

"I just wanted to hit the (Celebrity) Cyclone. Anything else is a bonus and feels like a dream."

I'm A Celeb fans flocked to X, formerly Twitter to congratulate this year's King of the Jungle, including one fan who penned: "Aww proper made up for Sam. Congrats king of the jungle @SamThompsonUK #ImACeleb."

Tony Bellew

Tony Bellew finished as runner-up


A second echoed: "Well done to Sam. Him and Tony were both worthy winners! Great series of #ImACeleb."

Meanwhile, a third commented: "Congratulations to King Sam, so so well deserved. @SamThompsonUK @imacelebrity #ImACeleb."

And another concurred: "Congratulations to #SamThompson for winning #ImACeleb what a top fella and well deserved."

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