I'm A Celebrity viewers go wild for Jack Vidgen in pink budgie smugglers

‘He better get a brand deal!’ I’m A Celebrity viewers go wild for Jack Vidgen in pink budgy smugglers – as he quickly becomes a fan favourite

Jack Vidgen stripped down to pink budgy smugglers during the brutal ice bath challenge on Thursday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

And viewers of the show had nothing but praise for the pop star’s bold look, with one in particular suggesting he’s need of a ‘brand deal’ with the iconic swimwear label.

‘I actually love Jack’s pink budgy smugglers. So cute!’ one posted on Twitter.

'He better get a brand deal!' I'm A Celebrity viewers went wild for Jack Vidgen in pink budgy smugglers (right) on Thursday's episode, as he quickly becomes a fan favourite

‘He better get a brand deal!’ I’m A Celebrity viewers went wild for Jack Vidgen in pink budgy smugglers (right) on Thursday’s episode, as he quickly becomes a fan favourite

Another shared: ‘Jack in his budgy smugglers better get a brand deal after that to be honest.’

Others kept their comments simple and to the point, writing: ‘Really liking Jack’ and ‘I love Jack’.

One viewer also commended Jack for his blossoming friendship with fellow singer Paulini Curuenavuli.  

Online: Many viewers have praised Jack on Twitter for his camaraderie and candid confessions

Online: Many viewers have praised Jack on Twitter for his camaraderie and candid confessions 

Ordeal: During Thursday's episode, the pop star, 23, stripped down to vibrant pink budgy smugglers while competing in a tank filled with ice cold water

Ordeal: During Thursday’s episode, the pop star, 23, stripped down to vibrant pink budgy smugglers while competing in a tank filled with ice cold water 

Jack has shown his emotional side on the show, admitting on Sunday’s episode that he ‘probably would have been ready’ to come out (as gay) sooner, had he not been thrust into the spotlight.

‘I feel like I probably would have been ready to come out earlier. But probably because, just everything that happened and being known and in the public… and also [Australia’s Got Talent],’ Jack told co-star Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico. 

Jack revealed how he had a girlfriend from age 17 to 19, that was more of a ‘glorified friendship’, and felt ready to come out as gay when he started seeing his ex again.

Challenge: Jack and his co-stars had to swim to the bottom of the tank and pump the lever in order to win points for their teams

Challenge: Jack and his co-stars had to swim to the bottom of the tank and pump the lever in order to win points for their teams 

‘Oh it was incredible,’ he said of how it felt to come out as gay to friends and family. ‘[It was] one of the most incredible feelings of my life.’   

Jack admitted however that he struggled over how some would perceive his sexuality.  

‘It becomes just something in your head that’s like… dirty and disturbed. And it becomes… you think something’s perverted when it really isn’t,’ he said. 

Raw and honest: Jack has shown his emotional side on the show, admitting on Sunday's episode that he 'probably would have been ready' to come out (as gay) sooner, had he not been thrust into the spotlight

Raw and honest: Jack has shown his emotional side on the show, admitting on Sunday’s episode that he ‘probably would have been ready’ to come out (as gay) sooner, had he not been thrust into the spotlight 

Reflection: 'I feel like I probably would have been ready to come out earlier. But probably because, just everything that happened and being known and in the public... and also [Australia's Got Talent],' Jack told co-star Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico

Reflection: ‘I feel like I probably would have been ready to come out earlier. But probably because, just everything that happened and being known and in the public… and also [Australia’s Got Talent],’ Jack told co-star Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico 

‘Love is love… but hearing other people accept it and say, “That’s so normal. That’s so okay”,’ he went on to say.  

Jack publicly came out as gay in May 2019, when he was staging his comeback on hit series, The Voice. 

He told New Idea magazine at the time: ‘Hopefully I’ll find a husband!’ 

TV comeback: Jack publicly came out as gay in May 2019, when he was staging his comeback on hit series, The Voice. He told New Idea magazine at the time: 'Hopefully I'll find a husband!'

TV comeback: Jack publicly came out as gay in May 2019, when he was staging his comeback on hit series, The Voice. He told New Idea magazine at the time: ‘Hopefully I’ll find a husband!’

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