I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! viewers mocked Jamie Lynn Spears as the camp fell into silence when she insisted she loved her famous sister Britney.
Actress and singer Jamie, 32, insisted ‘I love my sister’ when retired jockey Frankie Dettori, 52, asked her if it was true she and her older sister did not get along.
While Jamie Lynn did not deny rumours of a falling out, she did say she loved her sister, prompting the rest of her campmates to sit in silence after hearing her words.
Viewers of the show took to Twitter to mock the situation after the scene aired on Friday, with one person writing: ‘“Yeah I love my sister…” I bet you do Jamie Lynn after hiring the woman who created her conservatorship as your business manager.’
Someone else wrote: ‘Big Brother’s bird noises would’ve had more personality than Jamie Lynn admitting to loving her sister “enthusiastically”.’
Truth? I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! viewers mocked Jamie Lynn Spears as the camp fell into silence when she insisted she loved her famous sister Britney
Siblings: Actress and singer Jamie, 32, insisted ‘I love my sister’ when retired jockey Frankie Dettori, 52, asked her if it was true she and her older sister did not get along (Britney pictured in 2018)
Another person wrote: ‘Love Frankie for asking Jamie Lynn the questions no one else is brave enough to ask!’
While someone else shared: ‘Love Frankie straight to the point with Jamie Lynn.’
Britney is said to have imposed a strict ban on her sister Jamie Lynn ahead of her stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, warning her not to mention her name as the pair attempt to rebuild their relationship.
Britney reportedly finds it ‘sad’ that her estranged younger sister continues to use her stardom to make money, and has encouraged her to land contracts in her own right.
‘Britney banned Jamie Lynn from talking about her,’ a source told DailyMail.com exclusively. ‘She told her to, for once, make her money without feeling the need to use her sister’s name to get a contract.
‘For Jamie Lynn’s entire career, every show, every appearance, every interview is Britney, Britney, Britney. It’s just sad.’
The insider cited Jamie Lynn’s short-lived spot on Fox’s Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test – which aired a clip of Jamie Lynn in tears while discussing her self-esteem issues brought on by being Britney’s sister.
‘The producers used it as an opportunity for her to dish on Britney and she did, tears and all. It was perfect for what they needed out of her,’ the source continued.
Amused? Viewers of the show took to Twitter to mock the situation after the scene aired on Friday
‘Britney told Jamie Lynn when she was cast on I’m A Celebrity that she does not want to hear her crying again about how she was always living in her sisters shadows. Jamie Lynn has played that record so many times already Britney just wants her to keep her name out of it.’
Swerving questions will no doubt help the estranged sisters to rebuild their relationship, with the insider adding: ‘Britney is communicating with her sister at this time and it is a work in progress. She has always been forced to play the role of mother to Jamie Lynn and still feels that sort of responsibility.’
The source said that Britney has come to a place of forgiveness over Jamie Lynn’s role in her painful conservatorship.
‘Britney realised that she cannot put the blame on her sister like she can her parents,’ they said.
Britney’s request for Jamie Lynn to keep her name out of her mouth comes after a slew of reality television appearances, and interviews, in which she brought up her sister.
In January, Jamie Lynn was cast in Fox’s grueling reality competition show, Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.
During the first episode, Jamie Lynn broke down in tears as she discussed Britney achieving global fame when she was just a child, admitting she wants to prove that she is ‘worth something’ too.
‘Growing up, my sister became famous, worldwide famous, when I was very young,’ Jamie Lynn said.
Ba: After recently ending their estrangement, Britney has reportedly ‘banned’ sister Jamie Lynn (pictured together in 2017) from discussing her on show I’m A Celebrity
‘I guess I just wanna like [proving that] I’m just like worth something. I’m so proud of her, love her to death, but I don’t know. Sometimes I feel like I don’t really have anything for myself,’ she added.
Jamie Lynn quit during episode two, citing her daughter’s as the reason or her departure. She has Maddie, 14, and Ivey, five.
‘Like, I just can’t do it one more night. I can’t do it,’ Jamie Lynn said while confiding in Spice Girl Mel B, 47, at the start of the episode.
In October, Jamie Lynn became a contestant on Dancing With The Stars and, according to Variety, earned $125,000, which is the standard pay for a celebrity who completes rehearsals and two weeks of competition.
Jamie Lynn and her partner Alan Bersten, were booted during week two after scoring 16 out of 30 for their cha-cha routine.
Bosses were said to be furious at her early exit – because they had allegedly been planning for an ‘incredible’ on-screen reunion between the actress and Britney.
In Britney’s recent memoir The Woman In Me, she dragged Jamie Lynn for a response she got from her sister when she reached out about the abusive conservatorship she was held in by her father Jamie Spears, for 13 years.
In a text message, Britney claimed that Jamie Lynn told her: ‘Stop fighting it. There is nothing that you can do about it, so stop fighting it.’
Family: Jamie Lynn and brother Bryan, 46, are the only family members Britney (seen also with Jamie Spears, 71, grandfather June and Lynne Spears, 68, in this photo) currently speaks to
Love: Britney ‘has always been forced to play the role of mother to Jamie Lynn and still feels that sort of responsibility,’ a source told DailyMail.com exclusively (the two seen here in 2003)
Jamie Lynn expressed her own issues with Britney in her 2022 memoir Things I Should Have Said: Family, Fame, and Figuring it Out.
The actress didn’t hold back when asked in an interview about an accusation she made in the book that Britney once locked them in a room together while holding a knife – a claim that Britney later refuted.
During a sit-down interview with Juju Chang on Nightline in January 2022, Jamie Lynn was asked why she included it in her memoir.
‘First off, I think that experiencing my own panic attacks and how sometimes we can feel in those moments is important, but also it’s important to remember I was a kid in that moment,’ she replied.
‘I was scared. That was a moment I had. I also was fearful to really say anything because I didn’t want to upset anybody, but I also was so upset that she didn’t feel safe.’
In her book she described Britney’s behavior over the years as ‘erratic, paranoid and spiraling.’
Jamie Lynn also recounted an incident, years later, when Britney was ‘screaming’ in her face.
‘She cursed at me and so I just walked out of the room, we’re all family, I’m not trying to argue. When I tried to remove myself from the situation, that’s when I guess she got really angry and my oldest daughter tried to mediate the situation. I hated that,’ she wrote.
Looking back: Jamie Lynn recalled her reaction to her sister Britney’s kiss with Madonna during Friday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
‘That’s not what you’re supposed to do, you’re 12. [My parents] told me I can’t upset Britney. I’m like, you saw me and my children get upset, when will that matter?’
Britney refuted many of the claims made in her sister’s memoir, which is now being sold in dollar stores for $1.25.
She accused Jamie Lynn of profiting from her career in an Instagram post following the book’s release. She wrote: ‘I wish the almighty Lord would could come down and show the whole world that you’re lying and making money off of me.’
She added: ‘You are scum Jamie Lynn.’
Jamie Lynn recalled her reaction to her sister Britney’s kiss with Madonna during Friday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Pop star Britney, 41, and Madonna, 65, locked lips on stage during the MTV Video Music Awards in 2003.
Actress and singer Jamie Lynn, 32, was a schoolgirl at the time and watched her older sibling kiss Madonna before heading into school the next day, laughing that she dreaded the reaction from her peers at the time.
Former Zoey 101 star Jamie Lynn also clarified how she felt about her sister amid rumours they had fallen out following the publication of her 2022 book Things I Should Have Said.
Iconic: Pop star Britney, 41, and Madonna, 65, locked lips on stage during the MTV Video Music Awards in 2003
In camp Fred Sirieix said to Jamie Lynn: ‘I’ve never asked you about your sister, but I was just thinking about, do you remember when she kissed Madonna, or Madonna kissed her. How did it come about?’
Jamie Lynn replied: ‘They just did it. I was at home watching like, “Oh OK, this will be fun tomorrow at school, can’t wait.”‘
She added: ‘Anything my sister did I always thought was the best.
‘When it came to my sister, even if I felt anything, if anyone said anything I was ready to go. I was like, “Don’t talk about my sister, she’s the best.”
‘And so literally I just thought – and by the way, in today’s world it would mean nothing – but it was this iconic moment that they went with and it happened and it’s what they did.’
Of her family’s reaction, Jamie Lynn added: ‘My mum was like, “It’s artistic, she’s expressing herself.”‘
Fred then asked: ‘Who became famous first?’
Jamie Lynn replied: ‘My sister, she’s 10 years older. She was famous since I was about six or seven.’
Retired jockey Frankie Dettori then asked: ‘Is it true you don’t get on with her now?’
Inquisitive: In camp Fred Sirieix said to Jamie Lynn: ‘I’ve never asked you about your sister, but I was just thinking about, do you remember when she kissed Madonna?’
Jamie Lynn replied: ‘I love my sister.’
I’m A Celeb’s Jamie Lynn has spent much of her time in the jungle in tears and even threatened to quit after just three days due to missing her children.
And now a former campmate has revealed how bosses ITV likely ‘hatched a plan’ in order to keep pop star Britney Spears’ sister on the show – only for it to go disastrously wrong.
According to Jake Quickenden, who finished second on the show back in 2014, producers brought forward the opportunity for the celebs to win their luxury items in a bid to ‘keep Jamie Lynn happy’ as hers was a photo of her kids who she missed so terribly.
However the plan quickly went pear shaped when her fellow campmates failed to nap the item during a challenge, leaving the American actress in further floods of tears and threatening to quit.
Jake told The Mirror: ‘The last thing you want is someone leaving on day three, but it did seem early for the luxury items.
‘What’s next? A letter from home after day four? You want to keep things till a bit later because it gives you that boost.
Adding: ‘After a week might have been a bit better because then you get the boost. You get your luxury item and you’re like buzzing that you’ve got just this little bit of luxury. So it did seem a little bit early.’
Maddie, 15, and five-year-old Ivy, leave viewers baffled and ask if she had ever even seen the show which she signed up for.
Upset: I’m A Celeb ‘s Jamie Lynn has spent much of her time in the jungle in tears and even threatened to quit after just three days due to missing her children
Insight: According to Jake Quickenden, who finished second on the show back in 2014 (pictured) producers brought forward the opportunity for the celebs to win their luxury items in a bid to ‘keep Jamie Lynn happy’ as hers was a photo of her kids who she missed so terribly
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one wrote: ‘I don’t think Jamie Lynn has ever watched this show before.’
While a second wrote: ‘Jamie Lynn having a diva moment. Why come on the show if you can’t handle being away from your kids?’
Someone else quipped: ‘If Jamie Lynn walks now, she will have been in the camp nearly as long as I’ve spent watching the adverts.’
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! continues Saturday 25 November at 9.30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.