I’M A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’s Caitlyn Jenner was surprised by partner Sophia Hutchins when she arrived at her Australian hotel following her elimination.
Last night, fans were left in tears when the 70-year-old star had nobody to greet her at the end of the iconic bridge following her exit interview with Ant and Dec.
The former Olympian had already sobbed during the chat as she admitted to missing her children and grandchildren, and appeared to be searching for a familiar face as she walked towards the photographers.
While every other celeb has been embraced by a loved one as soon as they reached the end, Caitlyn remained on her own – and looked saddened to not have any friends or family waiting.
However, she was in higher spirits when she took to her Instagram Story just hours later – revealing that Sophia, 23, had been waiting at the Palazzo Versace Gold Coast hotel.
Filming in her hotel room while wearing under-eye masks and a dressing gown, Caitlyn told her followers: “Just got out of the jungle, actually getting hair and make-up done, boy do I need it – I haven’t had it in weeks!
“When I got out of the jungle, I’ve got a lot of friends there, but I had a big surprise when I got to the hotel…”
Panning the camera to a beaming Sophia, Caitlyn added: “Sophia’s here! Yay!”
Sophia has been fiercely protective of Caitlyn while she’s been in the jungle, previously launching a furious attack on GMB host Piers Morgan for asking “bulls**t questions” about their relationship.
She had told the host that they are just “partners”, and was horrified when Piers asked if there was any “hanky panky” between them.
Caitlyn’s surprise will no doubt be a load of her fans’ minds, with hundreds flocking to Twitter last night to share their heartache for the former campmate as they worried about her welfare following the bridge snub.
One wrote: “Feel so sad for Caitlyn Jenner. She really needed someone to be there for her tonight”.
A second tweeted: “Caitlyn Jenner looked so hurt on that bridge when nobody was there to greet her, even my mum was crying for her”.
Several were furious that none of Caitlyn’s famous children and step-children had flown out to meet her, with the family previously sparking outrage for not writing either of her letters from home.
The stars have barely acknowledged their parent’s jungle adventure on social media too, with Kim Kardashian the first to break her silence as she shared a clip from the show.
Kendall Jenner also posted to her Instagram Story to hit back at critics for claiming that she wasn’t supporting her dad, insisting that she was backing her all the way.