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I’m A Celeb star lands This Morning gig after Holly Willoughby exit-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

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I’m A Celeb star lands This Morning gig after Holly Willoughby exit-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

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Sam Thompson has joined the This Morning team as a new roving reporter.

Just weeks after being crowned King of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity last month, the 31-year-old star has become a full fledged member of the gang with his own section on the ITV daytime show.

Viewers are still waiting to find out who will be replacing Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield after their respective exits in 2023.

Sam made his big debut on Monday’s episode as he presented live from Manchester throughout the broadcast.

He was on the road for the special episode, assembling a ‘task force’ to solve the issues of viewers in the north-west city, with the likes of Alice Beer and Lisa Snowdown joining him in the Arndale Shopping Centre.

Reaction to his big debut has been mixed, with some viewers delighted to see him stepping into a new role.

Sam Thompson has joined This Morning as a roving reporter (Picture: ITV)

Sam and Josie appeared on the show together after leaving the jungle (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

‘Sam Thompson on #thismorning is so chaotic but I love it 😂😂,’ wrote viewer @Cherylscribs.

Another X user thinks the Made In Chelsea star could have a future in children’s TV after seeing his energy on screen.

‘A part of me thinks Sam Thompson is going to end up on CBeebies #ThisMorning,’ @itsbr0gan added.

Others weren’t quite so keen, with one person insisting they didn’t enjoy the first appearance.

Sam won I’m A Celebrity last month (Picture: James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby both left in 2023 (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

‘Just when #thismorning couldn’t get more annoying they put Sam Thompson on it! 🙄🙈,’ @Josneat complained.

And a different viewer joked that it was no surprise to see Sam land the job after his I’m A Celebrity stint.

‘I wonder how Sam Thompson got that job 🙄😂 #ThisMorning,’ @hollgallacher quipped.

Sam’s new job saw him reunite with jungle campmate Josie Gibson, who was hosting Monday’s show with Craig Doyle.

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‘I’ve always been a huge fan of This Morning and the energy and joy the show brings, but talking to Josie about how much she loves being part of the This Morning family in the jungle made me want to join the team even more,’ he told the Mirror.

‘From being a guest on the show in December to now officially being announced as part of team This Morning… it’s a real pinch-me moment.

‘I can’t wait to get started, nothing beats the excitement of live TV!’

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV1.

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