The younger sister of Britney Spears had made it no secret she didn't want to be in the Australian jungle. The singer and actress had told her fellow campmates that she hated her time on the show and missed her two children, daughters Maddie and Ivey Joan. A spokesperson for I'm A Celeb said: "Jamie Lynn Spears has left I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! on medical grounds. She's been a fantastic campmate who has triumphed at trials and bonded well with her fellow celebrities." Her fellow campmates are now aware that she will not be returning to the camp.
Sources on the show said Jamie Lynn's exit was linked to her missing her family. One said: "She has been struggling physically and mentally for some time. If you look back even last week this is not a complete surprise by any means." Prior to Jamie's exit, she had raised concerns that she was ready to quit.
During Tuesday night's episode, she became increasingly upset when Sam Thompson likened her to the boy who cried wolf. Speaking to Sam, Jamie said: "I hate it here so much, I hate it here so much, I hate it here so much. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it here. This place is where people go to have the worst days of their lives. Dear God, please help me to make it. I think I've got to leave, I think I've got to leave."
Made In Chelsea star Sam responded that she was "the girl who cried wolf." Enraged by his comments, the star hit back saying: "I'm not the girl who cried wolf, I'm speaking honestly about my emotions." Sam hit back adding: "You're never leaving, you're going to be here longer than we are." But Jamie Lynn was not impressed as she quipped: "I'm not crying wolf, I mean it every single time I say I want to leave!"
Here we take a look back at I'm A Celebrity's most dramatic walkouts.
The writer and food critic, 50, looked crestfallen when she found out she'd been chosen to do another challenge in Sunday's show, with many fans saying they were worried about her. Grace has now left the Australian jungle on "medical grounds", according to ITV, who added they wished the former campmate well and thanked her for her time on the show.
The columnist made no comment as she walked through London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday following her flight from Brisbane. Ahead of her flight touching down, a source close to Grace confirmed: "She is heading back to London today. She is tired and she just wants to get home." But Grace is not the only campmate to make an early exit from the ITV reality show, with many famous faces calling it quits over the years for a whole host of reasons from health scares to "just not feeling it really" – if your name is Gemma Collins.
The Love Island star, 32 – who made history as the first contestant from the ITV dating show to make it into the jungle – was reportedly forced to quit the show for medical reasons. A spokesman for the show told The Mirror last November: "As a precautionary measure Olivia needed to leave the jungle to undergo some medical checks.
"Unfortunately, the medical team has advised it is not safe for Olivia to return to camp as there needs to be further investigation. She has been absolutely brilliant and she'll be very much missed on the show."
Olivia flew straight back to the UK to be with fiancé Bradley Dack, before going on This Morning, saying she had dangerously low potassium levels in the jungle and was anaemic.
Richard Madeley was forced to quit I’m A Celebrity in 2021 when it took place in Wales. The 67-year-old TV presenter revealed the news on his Instagram account just hours after news emerged he had dramatically left the show and been taken away in an ambulance for treatment.
In the update, he insisted that he was "absolutely fine", but because he had felt briefly unwell in the morning, he was taken to hospital as a precaution.
As a result, he broke his Covid bubble and was forced to leave the castle. The telly star said he was "gutted" to be leaving, but thanked everyone for his support during his brief stint on the show.
YouTube vlogger Jack Maynard sensationally left the show after just two days to be quizzed on allegations raised by the Mirror that he sent inappropriate messages to a female fan. Jack, 23, had already faced stories since going in the jungle of past racist and homophobic comments, as well as asking an underage girl to take her clothes off online.
An ITV spokesman said: "Due to circumstances outside camp, Jack has had to withdraw from the show." While a statement from Jack’s agent said: "In the last few days Jack has been the subject of a succession of media stories which he has been unable to respond to.
"Since it is only fair that everyone should be aware of any allegations made against them and should also have the right to defend themselves, it was agreed it would be better to bring him out.
"Jack agrees with this decision which was made by his representatives and ITV, and thanks everyone who has supported him in the show this far."
When he left the show, he issued a public apology and put his actions down to be being young and and his exposure on social media, which eventually led to his career as an influencer.
After Jack, the most famous jungle victim is Gemma Collins. The TOWIE star lasted just three days before she dramatically walked out in a fit of tears – but she didn't half pack the drama into her brief stint Down Under.
First there was THAT helicopter ride in which she spent most of the time in the air crying, shortly after that she had the worst shower ever as she bravely took on the jungle's washing facilities. But possibly worse still was the "yellow pooh" and the worry that she may have Malaria. For the avoidance of doubt: she didn't!
Speaking about the real reason behind her exit last year, Gemma said in an Instagram post: "Loved @boygeorgeofficial and all the camp mates seem fabulous.
"My time was short in the jungle and not many people know that I was robbed and physically attacked 24 hours before leaving for Australia." The reality TV star continued: "I didn’t want to let anyone down, so I still went in.
"However, I was in a terrible state and shock as you can imagine and couldn’t see it through. I took lots of stick over it, but if you was robbed and attacked and then sent into the jungle, I’m sure you would have struggled too." Gemma ended the post with: "I would never let anyone destroy my dreams again."
The 2015 series of I’m A Celeb kicked off with a bang after Spencer Matthews quit the show after just three days and before even entering the main camp.
The former Made In Chelsea star was given an ultimatum after he flipped out at bosses over a drugs row. Disgraced Spencer – who later admitted he had a steroid addiction – swiftly left the camp, something which he says he was forced to do.
After leaving the jungle as he boarded a flight to Abu Dhabi at Brisbane Airport, Spencer apologised as he revealed the real reason why he left the jungle. Spencer said: "Why did I leave I’m a Celebrity? The simple answer is that I screwed up, and have some explaining to do."
In his searingly honest statement, Spencer revealed he kept his steroid addiction a secret from producers until reaching a desperate breaking point. He said: "Shortly after I arrived in Australia I told the production team that I was taking a steroid-based medication that had begun some weeks ago.
"When I started taking this programme of pills it was in preparation for a charity boxing match which, ironically, never took place," he said. "Vanity, I suppose, had been the reason for wanting to bulk up a bit for the fight."
"I had intended to come off the pills gradually, but there was no time to do this before I reached the jungle. My admission to the production team that I was still taking these pills led to the conclusion that it would be unsafe for me to stay in the jungle - a decision which I found extremely hard to stomach.
"I pushed back but ultimately the show's duty of care prevailed and bags had to be packed," Spencer explained. "Taking these pills was a serious error of judgment, which I hugely regret.
"I have disappointed my family, friends and fans and would like to apologise. I would like to thank ITV for the opportunity and their support, they're a class act. I loved every minute of being in the jungle and wish the remaining contestants the best of luck. Hoping for another shot at it someday."
Coronation Street star Craig Charles heartbreakingly quit I'm A Celebrity after being told of the death of his brother Dean. An ITV source confirmed at the time: "Craig was told the sad news earlier today.
"He was devastated and decided to leave straight away, but did stop to say his goodbyes to his fellow celebrities. He was a great part of the show and we are sorry to see him leave but completely respect his wishes. He is expected to fly home tomorrow." Craig was the second celebrity to leave the show that series following Gemma Collins' departure.
Lady Colin Campbell
Lady Colin Campbell decided it was time to call it quits on her jungle experience just four days before the final in 2015. The royal biographer and socialite made a swift exit on "medical grounds", it was claimed at the time.
A friend of Lady C told the Mirror there was "a lot more to tell", adding the true story behind the pearl-lover's departure would be "explosive". Lady C later sensationally claimed she had been bullied by fellow contestants Duncan Bannatyne and Tony Hadley.
Katie returned to the jungle in 2009, five years after meeting husband Peter Andre on the show to get "closure" on their dramatic break-up. But the fool-proof plan didn't exactly work and she quit after just nine days.
Explaining her decision to leave, she said: "It's not about the money, it's not about winning for me – I just don't want to be here any more." During her exit chat, she then famously dumped husband number two Alex Reid live on air.
But he gave her another chance and the pair got married. Unfortunately, she wasn't quite so understanding when she discovered his cross-dressing alter-ego Roxanne.
Danniella Westbrook quit I'm A Celebrity twice during the show's second series in 2003. The EastEnders star was getting sick and tired of being nominated by the public to take part in Bushtucker Trials.
It didn't take long for Westbrook to decided enough was enough, so she went down to the Bush Telegraph – where the contestants can speak one-on-one to the programme's producers – and burst into tears and said that she needed to get out and see her husband again. A source said at the time: "They persuaded her to return and she went back after less than three hours. This time she is definitely not coming back"... She didn't.
East 17 singer Brian Harvey dramatically quit the show in 2004 following a row with Janet Street Porter. She shouted at him and he responded by packing up his belongings and storming out of the camp.
Furious Brian said he was sick of being "treated like a kid" in front of millions of viewers. He said he needed "a big mac and large fries" and went straight to McDonalds on exiting the show.
Natalie Appleton was the third-ever celebrity to quit the jungle in 2004. The All Saints star decided to leave the show after being voted to undergo her fifth Bushtucker Trial.
She called time on her appearance on the show shortly after former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey quit. However, despite her early departure, Natalie remained Down Under until the end of the series, but did not re-enter the jungle.
*I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV on Monday at 9pm