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Sam Thompson winning I'm A Celeb in 2023
Sam Thompson has his eyes set on Hollywood (Picture: James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)

Sam Thompson has officially joined the voice cast of the sequel to one of Disney Pixar’s most beloved films: Inside Out 2.

The Made In Chelsea star, 31, who was in the E4 reality series between 2013 and 2021, was also crowned King of the Jungle in the most recent edition of I’m A Celeb.

And now he’s setting his sights on Hollywood, having been cast in one of the most anticipated film of the year, which also stars Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke, and Kyle MacLachlan.

He’s set to voice a new character, Security Man Sam, who joins up with Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust, as well as new emotions Anxiety, Envy, Ennui, and Embarrassment.

A statement from Sam beamed with delight at the prospect of being involved with the movie production company which has defined millions of childhoods since the 1990s.

‘Having watched Pixar films since I was a kid, it’s a dream come true to join the voice cast of Inside Out 2. The film nods to the rollercoaster of emotions growing up and what a wild ride your teenage years can be.’

Characters from Inside Out
Inside Out was one of the biggest movie hits of 2015 (Picture: Disney/Pixar/AP)

He continued: ‘I for one can’t wait to see my family’s reaction to hearing my voice on the big screen.’

Sam, who has been in a relationship with Love Island and Strictly Come Dancing star Zara McDermott, has mostly spent his career on the British reality TV circuit.

After breaking out through Made In Chelsea, he was a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 20, eventually finishing third in the contest behind the winner, the late Sarah Harding.

Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott attend the showcase of her new Everyday Essentials clothing brand
Sam voices a character who shares his name – Security Man Sam (Picture: Getty)

He then appeared on Celebrity Dating, Celebrity Coach Trip 4, and Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, before joining The Celebrity Circle in 2021.

After leaving Made In Chelsea in 2022, he began hosting a radio show on Hits Radio, joined the panel on Love Island: Aftersun, and began presenting the Love Island podcast, the Morning After.

Sam Thompson competing on I'm A Celeb
Voicing Security Man Sam might have been a happier experience than those bush tucker trials (Picture: James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)

Inside Out followed the story of 11-year-old girl Riley as she leaves her childhood home, with the film showing how her internal emotions reacted to the events while trying to solve problems of their own.

The animated film was a critical and commercial success in 2015, becoming one of the highest grossing films of the year while also finishing second on Rotten Tomatoes’ best rated films countdown.

Now, its sequel, which will hit cinemas in June 2024 – nine years after the original – picks up with Riley as a teenager, navigating new emotions as she enters high school.

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