TV

Jamie Lomas reveals secret heartbreak back home while he was in jungle

This is just so sad

Jamie Lomas has revealed a close friend died on the day he entered the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! camp.

The former Hollyoaks star, 42, shared his heartbreak during an appearance on Loose Women on Monday, saying he had no idea about his pal’s death until the show ended.

Jamie said: “One of my close friends passed away the day I went into the jungle. He was a top, top man and they tried to contact me in the jungle, but because he wasn’t immediate family, they can’t let you know.”

Jamie appeared on Loose Women on Monday (Credit: ITV)

Read more: GMB viewers call for Piers Morgan to be SACKED

Jamie continued: “It’s his funeral on Wednesday. He’s a great guy.”

The actor said he found out about his friend’s death when he got his mobile phone back and realised his pals had created a ‘tribute’ group.

Jamie finished second on I’m A Celebrity (Credit: ITV)

“I came out of the jungle and we had this WhatsApp group called ‘Tribute’. He was a bit of a wind up so I thought he could be winding us up, but the messages kept coming through; it went on and on.

“It was just heartbreaking. I just started reading them and it dawned on me what had happened.

“It was just horrible.”

When asked if he would have continued with I’m A Celebrity if he’d known, Jamie said: “I can’t answer that.”

Jamie’s friend will be laid to rest on Wednesday (Credit: ITV)

Jamie was also not told about daughter Polly being taken to hospital while he was in the jungle.

The six-year-old, whose mum is Jamie’s ex wife Kym Marsh, was treated for croup while he was over in Australia.

Thankfully, she’s alright now, with Jamie telling the panel: “I didn’t know. She had croup. She’s fine. She’s a little warrior.”

Instagram @jamielomas21
Jamie with daughter Polly (Credit: Instagram @jamielomas21)

Jamie finished I’m A Celebrity in second place, behind Queen of the Jungle, Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo, from Made In Chelsea.

Read more: Helen Flanagan is pregnant with her second child!

He said today: “Toff was a worthy winner. Tough Toff, as I called her. She did great. Everybody was a winner in my eyes. And to go through that experience together, as a group… unless you’ve done it, you can’t explain it.”

Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.