Zara McDermott’s ex Sam Thompson escapes to Suffolk for country retreat with family as they rally round him after split


SAM Thompson has headed to the countryside with his sister Louise following his split from Zara McDermott.

Sam, 28, is enjoying a weekend away with his sibling after dumping Love Island star Zara after she cheated on him with music boss Brahim Fouradi.

Sam Thompson has escaped to Suffolk for the weekend following a break up

Made In Chelsea star Louise took to her Instagram Story on Thursday evening to film Sam as he drove them to Suffolk in his Mercedes.

The siblings were joined by Louise’s boyfriend Ryan Libbey, who sat shotgun whilst she hung out in the back and annoyed the pair.

At one point, Louise filmed her brother singing along to ballads on the radio including Daniel Bedingfield’s If You’re Not The One.

Sam also enjoyed a sing song to Ronan Keating’s When You Say Nothing At All, and sarcastically sang: “Please don’t leave me,” as Louise giggled in the backseat.

Sam’s sister Louise sat in the backseat while her sibling drove the car

Louise filmed Sam as he sang along to various ballads whilst driving

She later took to her Story to reveal that the trio had had a bit of nightmare when they arrived in Suffolk as they tried to check into the wrong hotel.

Louise has been rallying around her brother since his split with 23-year-old Zara.

Earlier this week, he appeared to be in good spirits as he and Louise filmed a hilarious video as they had a go at the ‘Wipe It Down’ challenge, which became famous on Tik Tok during lockdown.

Sam recently dumped Zara McDermott after finding out she cheated on him

Zara is said to have cheated with music boss Brahim Fouradi

It began with Louise wearing a black and white petal top with matching underwear, which showed off her abs and toned body.

She was standing in front of a mirror which she sprayed and began to wipe it and as she done so, for a split second Sam hilariously appeared out of nowhere with a huge grin on his face, wearing the same outfit as his sister.

The vid quickly went back to Louise who looked confused, before she wiped the screen and Sam briefly appeared once again and gave a cheeky wink in the process.

Love Island star Zara was in a relationship with Sam for 16 months

Sam’s caption read: “Well…might aswell start being THAT guy again 😑😂

HOAR Online revealed how reality TV star ended his 16-month romance with Zara after discovering that she had cheated on him with Brahim during her stint on X Factor: Celebrity.

A source close to Zara explained: “Sam suspected quite early on that something was going on between Zara and Brahim, and there was a big confrontation.

Sam is reported to have had a ‘big confrontation’ with Zara

“She was spending increasing amounts of time with him backstage, and hanging around after hours.

“Sam found out and kicked off. He’s devastated about how things have turned out.”

The break-up saw Zara booted out of Sam’s home near Chelsea, with the star moving back in with her parents in Essex.

Earlier this week Zara shared a cryptic posts on Instagram about “hurting people”.

Zara’s first enigmatic message read: “Love always won in the end. No matter how it happened, no matter what it took, no matter what it meant. Fair or not, true or not. Love won.”

Then the with an added sad face emoji for effect, her second post read: “We have all hurt someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. We have all loved someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident.

“It is an intrinsic human trait, and a deep responsibility, I think, to be an organ and a blade. But, learning to forgive ourselves and others because we have not chosen wisely is what makes us most human.”