After winning the ITV reality programme, Sam Thompson’s full, true name astonished I’m A Celebrity viewers.
The 31-year-old Made in Chelsea actor was crowned King of the Jungle 2023, defeating other finalists Nigel Farage and Tony Bellew.
While the fan-favorite contestant’s success may not have come as a surprise, his ‘posh’ full name surely has.
Following his crowning, X user Liam Hamilton wrote: ‘Sam Thompson – aka “Samuel Robert De Courcy Thompson”, yes really! – crowned king of the jungle in front of 7.5m viewers.’
Richard Driver responded: ‘Samuel Robert De Courcy Thompson has the right sort of name to make something of himself.
‘He just needs to be taken under the wing of someone with the “right stuff”. Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson for example.’
X user @NawTrouble added: ‘Gotta love that people think Nigel Farage is a posh privileged git but Samuel Robert De Courcy Thompson is some ordinary geezer.’
TikTok user Em Fandango talked about the name in a new post examining other Made In Chelsea cast members, saying: ‘I think any English sounding name with a “De” in it means “money”, it means “old money”‘
She went on to compare his name to that of his sister, Louise Anne De Simmy Courcy Thomspon, which she said was ‘even more posh’.
‘They just had to add a little extra one in there, just for spice,’ she joked, pointing at the name ‘Simmy’ on the star’s Wikipedia page.
Reality TV star Sam will come home from the jungle not only to fans discussing his name, but also to his cute nephew who has learnt to utter it.
Louise praised her brother in an Instagram post that included a video of his two-year-old nephew Leo uttering his name for the first time.
‘As cliché as it is I can’t find a better word than proud @samthompsonuk !!!!! So I’ll just go with proud x 1000000000000000 ,’ she wrote in the caption as she shared a carousel of snaps and videos celebrating his big win.
‘I just received a call from my brother (I happened to be looking at photos of his face on my phone when his name popped up which was a little odd especially since our relationship has been v one sided and only via a tv screen for the last 3 weeks) but I’ve never been more thrilled to hear your voice.
‘Instant tears (unsurprising from me). I can’t wait to have you back on home soil so that I can have one of your infamous hugs and also to see that wonderfully expressive face. xxxxxxxxx
‘Missed ya. Ps. Leo can finally say your name and this took no prompting ’
Sam’s fiancée Zara McDermott posted a sweet video of the entire family erupting in applause in joy of his triumph, and he had seen it before turning his phone back on.
Sam came on Lorraine to discuss his achievement and admitted that he sobbed when he saw all of his loved ones so thrilled for him.
Source My Celebrity Life.