Sam Thompson has joined This Morning as a new travelling correspondent.
Just weeks after being elected King of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity last month, the 31-year-old celebrity is now a full-fledged member of the group, with his own segment on the ITV daily programme.
Sam made his big debut on Monday’s show, presenting live from Manchester throughout the broadcast.
He went on the road for the special episode, creating a ‘task force’ to address viewer complaints in the north-west city, with Alice Beer and Lisa Snowdown accompanying him at the Arndale Shopping Centre.
The reaction to his major debut has been varied, with some people excited to see him in a new position.
‘Sam Thompson on #thismorning is so chaotic but I love it 😂😂,’ wrote viewer @Cherylscribs.
Another X user believes the Made in Chelsea star may have a career in children’s television after witnessing his enthusiasm on film.
‘A part of me thinks Sam Thompson is going to end up on CBeebies #ThisMorning,’ @itsbr0gan added.
Others weren’t quite so keen, with one person insisting they didn’t enjoy the first appearance.
‘Just when #thismorning couldn’t get more annoying they put Sam Thompson on it! 🙄🙈,’ @Josneat complained.
Another spectator commented that Sam’s success on I’m A Celebrity was unsurprising.
‘I wonder how Sam Thompson got that job 🙄😂 #ThisMorning,’ @hollgallacher quipped.
Sam’s new job reunited him with jungle campmate Josie Gibson, who co-hosted Monday’s show with Craig Doyle.
‘I’ve always been a huge fan of This Morning and the energy and joy the show brings, but talking to Josie about how much she loves being part of the This Morning family in the jungle made me want to join the team even more,’ he told the Mirror.
‘From being a guest on the show in December to now officially being announced as part of team This Morning… it’s a real pinch-me moment.
‘I can’t wait to get started, nothing beats the excitement of live TV!’
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV1.