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11th Dec 2023

Sam Thompson set to receive huge TV and promotional deals following ‘I’m A Celeb’ win

Jody Coffey

Sam Thompson

Can’t say he doesn’t deserve it!

Last night, Sam Thompson was crowned the 2023 ‘King of the Jungle’.

The fan-favourite beat out fellow campmates Tony Bellew and Nigel Farage, who came in second and third respectively.

As the dust settles on the 31-year-old’s victory, it is being reported that TV bosses are looking to nab the former ‘Made in Chelsea’ star for future projects.

Industry insiders have told The Mirror that ITV bosses, along with their rivals, all want Sam.

“After lots of reality show appearances, Sam can now choose his next TV moves,” the source told the outlet.

“Whatever happens, the show has been a huge boost for him, winning him fans and in the future some new TV deals and promotional gigs, it’s win-win.”

This will give the lovable reality TV star full control over what his next TV projects will be.

Many fans of the social media personality will be aware of his deep bond and friendship with former TOWIE star, Pete Wicks.

The source says a travel show with the pair is a possibility.

“Sam and Pete are an established duo with the podcast they make and Sam has his Hits Radio show too.”

Sam’s long-time girlfriend, Zara McDermott, also made a reality TV show appearance this year competing in ‘Stritcly Come Dancing’.

The Love Island alum works as a documentary maker with the BBC.

With this in mind, one option that is being floated is the couple teaming up for a documentary about their relationship.

“But the option of working with Zara is another new angle and with the both having had big primetime TV appearances.

“There will definitely be lots of requests for them to work together and make shows about their relationship if they want to let the cameras in.”

Meanwhile, one of Sam’s newer friendships from the jungle stole the hearts of viewers, and also caught the attention of ITV bosses.

The Sun reports that producers are reportedly toying with the idea of a spin-off show featuring Sam and Tony Bellew, who had viewers in stitches with their opposite personalities leading to an unlikely friendship.

We will watch anything with Sam Thompson!