I’m A Celeb star’s mum reveals she’s worried about son

We're sure everyone else's parents feel the same

Life in the I’m A Celebrity jungle isn’t exactly easy at the best of times, right?

As well as battling snakes, spiders and other vile creepy crawlies every day, the stars also have to cope with daily hunger pangs.

Every year it leads to campmates losing loads of weight during their time in camp; just this year, Vanessa White shed 5kg, while Stanley Johnson lost 9kg.

Look how much weight Stanley has lost (Credit: ITV)

So perhaps it’s no surprise one celebrity’s mum is a bit concerned.

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Chatting on today’s Good Morning Britain, Jamie Lomas’ mother, Helen Webb, said: “He has lost a lot of weight and that worries me, but then again, you know, he will get back to his normal self once he’s eating, but at the moment they’re not eating.”

Helen also said it’s hard watching her soap star son take on Bushtucker Trials, such as last night’s gloomy ancient tomb challenge which involved crawling through chambers filled with nasty treats.

Helen worries about her son’s weight loss (Credit: ITV)

“That thing he did last night, oh that was awful,” she said.

“But, you know, he wants to be there.”

Helen has two famous soap star children: as well as ex Hollyoaks star Jamie, she’s mum to former Emmerdale star Charley Webb.


But we probably won’t ever see Charley following in bro Jamie’s footsteps!

When asked if Charley would ever do the jungle, Helen said: “No, I don’t think so. She has two little baby boys so I don’t think she’d do it.

“I think she’d miss her family and don’t think she could deal with the spiders and snakes.”

Jamie and Iain Lee received letters from home last night (Credit: ITV)

On last night’s episode, an emotional Jamie received a letter from Helen, Charley and his other sister, Cassie.

In the Dingo Dollar Challenge, Toff and Jennie chose to recover Jamie and Iain Lee’s previously lost messages from home instead of a sweet treat.

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Jamie’s letter read: “The whole family are so proud, but we knew we would be. You’ve shown yourself to the world in your true form: loving, caring, fearless, brave, funny and a true gent.

“You’re doing amazingly, we love how you’re so caring to all the other campmates, especially the girls.

“Enjoy your last moments and cherish them because it’s nearly the end of your life-changing chapter. We know you wanted to make the kids proud of you and you not let them down, so keep going Jay.”