Although she had refused to quit up until this point, Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn had to drop out of ITV’s long-running reality series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! due to medical reasons.
According to The Guardian, ITV released a statement revealing that Spears had departed from the show. “Jamie Lynn Spears has left I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! on medical grounds,” the network stated. “She’s been a fantastic campmate who has triumphed at trials and bonded well with her fellow celebrities.”
The media outlet reports that Spears’ final appearance on the intense reality TV show will be on Wednesday, Nov. 29. It was noted that the Zoey 102 star was seen in the previous episode becoming emotional after eating a piece of chocolate with Tony Bellew. The food reminded her of the outside world. “That little square of chocolate pissed me off,” she declared. “I probably should just let someone eat it.”
Jamie Lynn Spears is notably the second contestant to leave the show early due to medical issues. Former Guardian restaurant critic Grace Dent left earlier this week. She revealed in a statement, “My dear campmates, I’m so sorry to let you down. I have left the camp for medical reasons. My heart is broken, I have loved and enjoyed getting to know you all.”
Dent had nothing but praise for her campmates and said they held her up when needed. “It’s been a pleasure being your friend through this experience. Leaving you all at this stage will be one of the saddest things in my life. I love you all.”
Jamie Lynn Spears Opened Up About Her Relationship With Older Sister Britney While on ‘I’m a Celebrity’
While she did struggle on I’m a Celebrity… Jamie Lynne Spears was able to open up to her campmates about her life in the outside world. Among the topics she notably discussed was the relationship between her and her famous older sister, Britney Spears.
“You know what, families fight,” she explained while talking about her sister. “Listen, we just do it better than most.”
When asked by her fellow campmates if she thinks Britney is watching her on the show, Jamie Lynn Spears said, “I can imagine she’d be worried about me on here. I think she’s probably checking in on me heavily.”
Jamie also said her sister may have questions about why she was even on the show to begin with. “I do think she’s probably like, ‘Why would she do that?’ She asked me that before I came here, she was like, ‘You’re really going to do it?’ I was like, ‘I’m going to go to Australia and check it out.’”
Britney Spears has a rather rough past with her family. Her father, Jamie Spears, as well as Jamie Lynn and other family members, were part of Britney’s conservatorship. However, last year Britney slammed her younger sister for stating it was hard being her sibling.
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