I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! star Danielle Harold has revealed how she was awkwardly snubbed by fellow campmate Sam Thompson.
The EastEnders actress, 30, was the fifth campmate to be booted from the reality show earlier this week.
Danielle had spent a total of 20 days in camp after exchanging Albert Square for the Australian jungle when the audience chose to send her home.
The actress described her time on the programme as “camping with mates,” and she built a strong bond with Made in Chelsea actor Sam, 31, whom she frequently referred to as her “older brother.”
She has now revealed that Sam had left her hanging with a social media snub before they ever met.
Danielle was questioned about her immediate intentions after leaving the jungle in a video released to the show’s official social media channels.
When asked which of her campmates she was the most eager to follow on social media after meeting them, she named retired boxer Tony Bellew.
‘Tony is the best guy ever! He’s just amazing,’ she said.
Without missing a beat, she also chose to relate how she had previously followed Sam, but he had never responded.
‘By the way I already follow Sam – he doesn’t follow me back though,’ she declared.
Despite this, Danielle has backed Sam to win the title and be dubbed King of The Jungle in Sunday’s finale.
After her eviction, she told presenters Ant and Dec, ‘Sam, please vote for Sam…’ He’s such a trooper, he’s such a great guy.
‘[Sam’s] literally become a brother to me. We’re both a bit crazy, bubbly and loud, probably got on everyone’s nerves down there… he made me laugh so much.
‘He’s the most amazing guy, my best mate in there and we just had the absolute best time. We did not stop laughing the whole way.’
She added: ‘I thought [his energy] was brilliant, I’m egging it on. You need someone down there with energy constant, when you dip, you need someone to bring you back up, and that’s Sam.’
Her comments come after Hollyoaks actor Nick Pickard, who left the show the day before Danielle, endorsed Sam to win the series.
‘Sam deserves it, well they all deserve it, but he does and I think he really wants to win… Sam’s the lifeblood in there, it wouldn’t be the same without him, he’s got so much energy,’ he said.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! continues tonight at 9.30pm on ITV1.
Source My Celebrity Life.