Sam Thompson TV career

From Chelsea to King of the jungle: Sam Thompson’s jam packed TV career in full

He’s been on more shows than I’ve had hot dinners

Last night saw Sam Thompson take the crown as King of the Jungle, winning I’m A Celeb after winning over the nation with his golden retriever energy that even softened the likes of Tony Bellew. Sam Thompson just radiates good vibes, and his rise to winning I’m A Celeb has been filled with appearances on every reality show on earth. He’s literally been in everything, everywhere all at once. Here’s a rundown of the Sam Thompson TV career in full.

Made in Chelsea – 2013-2o21

Sam Thompson TV career

A literal baby

Sam Thompson kicked off his TV career like all good posh boys do – a hefty stint on Made In Chelsea. Sam appeared between 2013 and 2021 and pretty much made his fame and name from it.

Celebrity Big Brother – 2017

Sam was on Big Brother in 2017 towards the end of the show’s Channel 5 era, just before the hiatus. He came third in the end, and shared the house with a random mix of people like Sandi from Gogglebox, the late Sarah Harding and… actual Trisha Paytas.

Celebs Go Dating – 2018 and 2019

As is the rite of passage for anyone famous from reality TV, Sam Thompson boosted his TV career with two stints on Celebs Go Dating. Once in 2018 and once in 2019. Busy man.

Celebrity Ghost Hunt – 2018

Sam went about with Rylan to do some ghost hunting. As far as we’re aware, none were found.

Celebrity Coach Trip – 2019

Sam paired up with James Dunmore and ended up being voted off Celebrity Coach Trip first. Big yikes but at least they got to meet the icon that is Brendan Sheerin. Every cloud.

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins – 2019

Sam was a bit flop on the first ever Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins – he finished last.

The Celebrity Circle – 2021

Honestly, justice for The Celebrity Circle. This one was really good, and saw Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks play the game pretending to be Rachel Riley. They were genuinely very good at it – they came second in the end.

Love Island: Aftersun and the Morning After podcast


Sam Thompson has been a regular panelist on Love Island: Aftersun since this year, along with Indiyah. As well as popping up on every Aftersun episode, the two co-host the Morning After podcast. He’s booked and busy, I’m telling ya!

I’m A Celeb – 2023


Sam Thompson’s TV career peaks today, where he’s just won I’m A Celeb. He smashed it to be fair, how could you not end up being endeared to him? Next up for his telly pursuits needs to be the inevitable Tony Bellew double act show.

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