How I'm A Celeb favourite Sam Thompson went from boarding school and a charmed ... trends now
But now the reality star is having the last laugh as he's currently the bookies' favourite to be crowned King of the Jungle after winning over legions of viewers on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The 31-year-old is in a three-horse race to win the series, alongside This Morning presenter Josie Gibson, 38, and former EastEnders actress Danielle Harold, 31, but the bookmakers believe he's got the edge on his rivals and it's easy to see why.
He's impressed the show's fans with his positive attitude and super enthusiastic nature and is providing most of the humour on this year's series, which has been overshadowed by influencer Nella Rose's spats with Fred Sirieix and Nigel Farage.
Sam has been the perfect distraction from the squabbles, a role he adopted on Made In Chelsea.
Sam Thompson was the Made In Chelsea joker who only got a role on the series due to his famous older sister but now the reality star is having the last laugh
The TV personality joined Louise on Made In Chelsea in 2013 and later became close friends with Jamie Laing and Spencer Matthews
The success of his glamorous property developer mum Karen (pictured) enabled him to go to private school in Berkshire which later gave him the platform to mix with the Chelsea clan
Now class clown Sam is a star in his own right, becoming a TikTok sensation alongside Strictly star girlfriend Zara McDermott, who found fame on Love Island in 2018
Compared to his co-stars, including hotel heir Spencer Matthews and Jamie Laing, Sam came from humble beginnings, but the success of his glamorous property developer mum Karen enabled him to go to private school in Berkshire which later gave him the platform to mix with the Chelsea clan alongside his sister Louise.
But now class clown Sam is a star in his own right, becoming a TikTok sensation alongside Strictly star girlfriend Zara McDermott, 26, and best friend Pete Wicks, and is also finally being taken seriously courtesy of the documentary he made about his ADHD and autism diagnosis with Channel 4.
And bagging the jungle crown is only going to make Sam an even bigger entity, so much so PR experts believe he could become Made In Chelsea's most successful export and bank a bumper payday in the process.
Mark Borkowski told MailOnline: 'Sam projects a lot of energy and he's certainly getting plenty of airtime. There's also good will towards him on social media, especially towards his ADHD and