Jamie Lynn Spears has quit I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, in the latest scandal to hit what’s been the most dramatic series of the show yet, with Grace Dent’s exit and Nella Rose’s recent medical scare.
The sister of pop icon Britney, 32, has had a very emotional time in camp and has frequently been filmed in floods of tears over the difficult conditions and missing her family back home.
A show spokesperson said: ‘Jamie Lynn Spears has left I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! on medical grounds.
‘She’s been a fantastic campmate who has triumphed at trials and bonded well with her fellow celebrities.’
Viewers will see Jamie Lynn’s exit from the show in Wednesday night’s episode, and the campmates are aware of her departure.
It comes just two days after food critic Grace Dent decided to leave the show, while Nella Rose was briefly taken the camp to receive treatment from medics on Tuesday, sparking fears she would also quit altogether.
Jamie Lynn Spears has quit I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, in the latest scandal to hit what’s been the most dramatic series of the show yet
On Tuesday, Nella was removed from camp to be treated by on-site medics, sparking fears she’d also quit the show
A show spokesperson said: ‘She’s been a fantastic campmate who has triumphed at trials and bonded well with her fellow celebrities’
The actress openly admitted she missed her two children, daughters Maddie, 15, and Ivey, five, but in recent days appeared to have settled into camp life.
Jamie Lynn is expected to receive her full fee for taking part in the show, as any star who stays in the camp for longer than 72 hours is expected to be paid in full.
Following the news of Jamie Lynn’s departure, viewers took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their disappointment.
One posted: ‘So proud of Jamie because she’s com so far in such a short amount of time sometimes it just gets too much for someone especially Jamie who is from the States she should be proud of herself.’
‘I’m not surprised after last night’s episode, can’t say I’m not disappointed,’ another shared, while a third added: ‘Given last night’s episode I can’t say I’m shocked.’
During Tuesday’s show, viewers saw Jamie Lynn break down in tears once again after being offered a small square of chocolate by her campmates.
She began crying after eating the tasty treat, as she took herself away for time alone and was later comforted by former boxer Tony Bellew.
The chocolate bar came as a reward after Marvin, Sam and Tony’s successes at The Misery Hotel, offering the campmates their first taste of chocolate since entering the jungle.
The sister of pop icon Britney has had a very emotional time in camp and has frequently been filmed in floods of tears over the difficult conditions and missing her family back home
Sam, as team leader, decided to crack open the chocolate for a morale boost after the camp experienced extremely wet weather.
Speaking in the Bush Telegraph he said: ‘The heavens have opened. I’ve never seen a wetter day than right here, right now. In my entire existence by the way.
‘It’s like a monsoon. I’m team leader, I’m on my throne, I want people to be happy.’
Sam rallied his camp by saying: ‘Do you know what we need? A bar of chocolate!’
The news went down very well as everyone began to celebrate and Fred painstakingly chopped the bar up into equal parts.
This meant that by the time the chocolate was divided into 11 parts, everyone only had a tiny morsel to taste each.
Sam said in the Bush Telegraph: ‘The camp went wild! Everyone’s clapping. It was like we’d won the World Cup!’
As they shared out every crumb Tony laughed: ‘The struggle is real!’ and Josie chose to save hers for another time, saying she would have ‘chocolate rice’.
In the Bush Telegraph Tony said: ‘I let a piece of chocolate melt on my tongue in my mouth. That was a very strange thing to do. The jungle has made me soft.’
But the chocolate did not go down well with everyone as Jamie Lynn took herself away from camp to cry.
When she walked back in, fellow campmates Tony and Danielle Harold checked up on her.
Tony said: ‘OK, mate?’ while Danielle gave her a cuddle.
Jamie Lynn said: ‘That little square of chocolate p*****d me off.’
Danielle said: ‘It’s because it gives you a taste of what’s outside…’
Jamie Lynn laughed: ‘I probably should have just let someone eat it. I feel a little better maybe. I just needed to cry.’
Nick encouraged her: ‘Have a little cry J.’
Jamie Lynn in the Bush Telegraph said: ‘I just want more chocolate.’
In the Bush Telegraph Tony said: ‘She’s just getting frustrated, she misses her kids. She’s so far away from home. It’s good to just go and ask someone how they’re doing. Just look out for each other. Everyone should have that attitude with everybody.’
Checking on her near the creek, Tony asked her: ‘How you doing girl?’
Jamie Lynn said: ‘I needed a change of scenery. I was struggling earlier.
‘I’m just tired of sitting up there. I’m sorry I didn’t mean to make you come all the way down here.’
Giving her a hug Tony said: ‘Don’t be silly, I was coming to see how you was.’
During her time in the camp, Jamie Lynn discussed her fractured relationship with her sister
It comes just two days after Grace Dent decided to leave the jungle on Monday, after ‘losing all her energy’ in camp and reaching breaking point as she faced the prospect of doing another Bushtucker Trial.
Within three hours of the announcement being made Grace was spotted at Brisbane Airport as she made her return to the United Kingdom.
During Tuesday’s show, viewers saw Jamie Lynn break down in tears once again after being offered a small square of chocolate by her campmates
The 50-year-old food critic refused to talk to press at the airport and kept her head down as she rushed through the terminal.
The group have been left hungry after Nella Rose and Frankie Dettori failed to win any meals for camp in the latest trial.
The show’s producers are now worried more campmates may sensationally quit the jungle.
A source told The Sun: ‘Nella and Frankie’s trial fell flat. No coins or stars. What’s worse backstage is it was a two-month build to create that set and it’s resulted in a s*** trial.
‘Her going back empty handed – and this awful weather – have left a real sense of misery.’
On Tuesday, Nella was removed from camp to be treated by on-site medics, sparking fears she’d also quit the show.
Insiders have now confirmed she sought treatment for a ‘physical medical emergency,’ with the timing deemed ‘unfortunate’ as she had to be seen urgently during the live segment of the show.
The emergency was not linked to any injury sustained in a trial. Just hours before her removal from camp, the social media star was tended to by animal handlers after a snake wrapped itself around her during her latest trial.
A source has told The Sun: ‘It was unfortunate timing that Nella had to be taken out of camp just before the live scenes.’
‘She had to be seen by the team with a physical, medical emergency but it was dealt with swiftly.
‘Nella has had a rough time so far but she is a tough cookie and will be back smiling and laughing with the other campmates in no time – this wasn’t anything to do with her mental health.’
An ITV spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline that Nella has since rejoined the camp after her visit to the medic on Wednesday morning, Australian time.
‘During last night’s live broadcast, Nella Rose required medical treatment on site and was deemed unable to take part in the trial. Nella has since rejoined camp,’ they confirmed.
Nella was noticeably absent in Tuesday night’s live segment of the show which was filmed between 7am and 8am on Wednesday morning in Australia.
Earlier in the episode, the public voted Nella in for her sixth Bushtucker Trial alongside the champion jockey Frankie Dettori but viewers claimed they missed out on winning any stars because of how slow Nella was.