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11th Dec 2023

I’m a Celeb: Zara McDermott reacts to Sam winning the show

Kat O'Connor

Zara McDermott was unable to fly out to Australia to be with Sam

Sam Thompson was crowned winner of I’m a Celeb on Sunday night and it’s safe to say his girlfriend, Zara McDermott is over the moon.

The Made In Chelsea star was stunned when Ant and Dec revealed he was the king of the jungle.

Zara McDermott filmed the moment Sam’s loved ones found out and her reaction is everything.

The former Love Island star jumped with joy when her boyfriend’s name was called out.

She was gathered with Sam’s nearest and dearest for the final but was sadly unable to travel out to Australia.

She captioned the video: “The moment we all found out… OUR KING OF THE JUNGLE!!!!!!!”

Before the final, Zara gushed about how proud she was of Sam.

She said nobody deserved to win more than the reality star, especially because I’m a Celeb meant so much to him.

“Please vote for Sam as your winner, there is truly no one who deserves this more than him.

“I am just so so so so so so so so proud beyond words at this point, I’m truly speechless and lost for words at all of your support for Sam.

“It means the absolute world to us,” Zara added.

Zara was unable to travel out to Australia to be with Sam because of prior work commitments

The 26-year-old was in the middle of working on a documentary, as well as Strictly.

She may have been kicked out of the competition, but Zara will still appear in a group dance in the final.

She said that it would’ve been too messy to fly out to Australia and rehearse for the final group number.

Luckily, Sam’s best friend, Pete Wicks was able to fly out to celebrate his win with him.

Pete surprised Sam during one of the final episodes of I’m a Celeb. The TOWIE star couldn’t help but get emotional as he told Sam just how proud he was of him.

Pete said Sam is going to be ‘madly overwhelmed’ by the waves of support he has received from the public since the start of the show.