ITV confirms exit of singer and actress Jamie Lynn Spears from the jungle adventure show.
ITV announced that Jamie Lynn Spears, singer and actress, has left the reality show “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here” on medical grounds. The younger sister of Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn, is the second star to depart early for health reasons following the earlier exit of restaurant critic Grace Dent.
A spokesperson for ITV confirmed Jamie Lynn’s departure without providing specific details about the medical circumstances. ITV praised her as a “fantastic campmate” who excelled in trials and formed strong bonds with fellow celebrities.
Jamie Lynn’s last appearance on the show will be on Wednesday, as confirmed by ITV. Presenter Declan Donnelly assured viewers that she was “doing fine” and wished her the best as she left the jungle.
The 32-year-old singer and actress had contemplated leaving the show last week, expressing difficulty being far away from her family. During her time on the show, Jamie Lynn openly discussed her relationship with Britney and shared personal aspects of her life, including becoming a mother at 16 and her journey to embracing Catholicism after a family pond incident involving her daughter.
Jamie Lynn Spears was eliminated from ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’ on medical grounds. 😬 pic.twitter.com/QVbJSqsSz4
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This year, Jamie Lynn starred in the film “Zoey 102,” a sequel to the popular Nickelodeon sitcom “Zoey 101.” She also appeared on the US show “Dancing With The Stars.”
Jamie Lynn’s exit coincides with a day of heightened attention on the show, as broadcast regulator Ofcom received complaints related to a row between Nella Rose and Fred Sirieix. Ofcom reported 861 complaints over the incident, as well as 856 complaints regarding “alleged racial offense” in connection with Nella’s comments during a conversation with Nigel Farage about immigration.
Former contestant and ITV newsreader Charlene White raised concerns about potential prejudice, stating that Nella faced a “double dose of prejudicial language” as a woman and a minority.