Made in chelsea siblings Sam and Louise Thompson on sharing a bed
Chelsea’s poshest siblings talk exes, heartbreak and pooing in swimming pools with heat’s Deborah Fraser
Made In Chelsea’s Louise and Sam Thompson are having a bicker, which is pretty unsurprising for siblings who live and work together. Big sis Louise, 27, is telling 25-year-old Sam off for always losing things, as he hunts for his wallet. And for being messy. And never washing up.
He’s moved back in with Louise and her beefy personal trainer boyfriend, Ryan Libbey, while his new bachelor pad (next door to Louise) is being done up following his split from girlfriend-of-three-years Tiffany Watson. But if you think it’s all Champagne parties and shopping sprees, you’re wrong. As the pair are transformed back into their school-day selves for our exclusive photo shoot, one-time party-mad Sam launches into a passionate discussion about choosing bathroom tiles for his new home. Meanwhile, super-posh Louise is talking about how much she loves Poundland, and that she’s cancelled her Sky subscription because she’s thrifty.
And then, just as they are settling into this grown-up chat, we bring up Sam’s hilarious piss-takey pics on Instagram where he raids Louise’s wardrobe, squeezes into her skimpy outfits and mirrors the snaps she posts online – and the bickering kicks off again…
Louise, do you get annoyed when Sam takes the mickey out of your pictures?
Sam: Her clothes are so small, I just bulge out of everything. There was one recently that I couldn’t post, as I just looked like I was on a porn shoot.
Louise: I have to get rid of stuff once he’s worn it, he just goes into my wardrobe and runs riot, then I find dresses flung in the corner somewhere. He makes Ryan take the “sexy” pics, too. Poor bloke. How is it with the three of you living together again? S: I was there every day, even when I’d moved out, as they have the Playstation and the good TV. Although there’s never any food in the fridge, as Ryan eats it all.
L: Sam gets food delivered three times a day, it’s obscene. Who orders their breakfast? And he jumps into bed with me and Ryan every night. Er, what? L: He’ll lie on his front across the end of the bed, with his legs up in the air and his chin in his hands, watching TV with us like a teenage girl. It was quite funny the first time, and we felt sorry for him because he’s single, but now… How does Ryan feel about all this? S: He sends me out of the room at 10pm on the dot.
L: We’re total losers and like to be asleep by 10pm, then get up as soon as it’s light outside. Since I cut out
partying and drinking, it’s made me realise how much time I used to waste.
S: There’s nothing wrong with underachieving and wasting time. So, have you both kicked the partying? S: Now that I’m single, I’m back out a lot. But I’ve never been a massive party guy.
L: We used to have house parties all the time, and the police were called and we were getting complaints from the neighbours. But both sides have moved away now, so that’s why Sam could buy next door. It worked out pretty perfectly. Sam, is it a junk-food zone round yours? L: Well, he’s starting to rub off on Ryan. The other day, he sat there with a box of 12 Krispy Kreme doughnuts and ate them all, and he’s smashed through a few Mcdonald’s lately.
S: We used to stay in and share a bottle of wine, but now we all have matching protein shakers. You’re super-close, but is it weird knowing about each other’s sex lives?
S: [Looks horrified.] I have never and will never talk to Louise about her sex life.
L: I don’t want to know about Sam’s. The MIC film crew arrived at our house the other day and some blonde chick came from his room, and had to do the walk of shame in front of a whole production team.
S: The poor girl had to run the gauntlet. There were two producers, two cameramen,
and two sound people on the stairs, and my dad was next door, so he came running over to say hello and ask who she was, then Ryan comes in the front gate. And I didn’t even know her name! But you were seen out with another girl on Valentine’s Day…
S: She [model Dani Marin] was just someone I’ve known for ages, I was feeling shit about Valentine’s Day, so asked if I could take her out. I bought her roses and took her for dinner, the whole shebang. It’s so expensive being single – that night cost about £300. I have to pay on dates, I just get panicky and throw my bank card at people. Was it hard going through your first heartbreak on TV when you split from Tiffany? S: It was just a really shit time, but I feel so much better now. L: I kept telling him it would get easier, but it’s hard when you lose your first love and can’t ever imagine meeting anyone else.
S: What? I clearly remember you just telling me, “Well, you f**ked that one up, didn’t you?”
L: I’d been nice to you for ages – that was me doing tough love when nothing else was working. Louise, you got a promise ring from Ryan and said you want to get engaged this year… I know we’ll always be together, so I’m trying to stop getting worked up about this engagement. Although, I’m a control freak, so he already knows not to do it in front of any people and a million miles away from TV cameras. Will you and [former co-star and boyfriend] Spencer Matthews invite each other to your weddings now that he’s engaged to Vogue Williams? L: Spencer has always been so friendly, and said when he has kids, he wants me to be a godparent, which is cute. But we don’t have a relationship any more. I honestly thought he would never settle down, so it’s nice to see
‘i find it odd that Spencer proposed at the Lion King’ Louise
that anyone can change. Although, I find it so odd that he proposed at The Lion King! S: What? Up onstage? L: Yeah. [It was actually on a backstage tour.] That would be my worst nightmare, so I’m bloody glad I dodged that bullet. Your American ex Alik Alfus is back on the show – have you spent some time together yet? L: I’ve seen him at filming, but when I’m away from the cameras, I just forget that he’s living in London now [and not New York]. I wish him the best, but I just don’t think Alik is happy. Something must have gone wrong to uproot your whole life. I’ve got no say in what country someone lives in, but I think it’s a big mistake.
Louise – ryan got your name tattooed on his wrist and you still haven’t returned the favour. Are you hoping he’ll forget and you won’t have to do it?
L: I was a bit on and off, but I’m definitely going to do it, as I know how much it would mean to him. I’m going to get his name tattooed along my finger. talking of tattoos – Sam, were you annoyed when Louise pointed out that your feather tattoo looks like a penis?
S: It does not look like a bellend, it looks like a feather!
L: Also, he got it to cover up his “TW” tattoo after he broke up with Tiff, but you can still see her initials glimmering through the penis feather.
Do you always embarrass each other in front of your friends?
L: I tell people about the time Sam did a poo by the side of the swimming pool while we were on holiday when he was little. It just slid out of his swimming shorts. And he was scared of fluff. He
also cried when he had to go to boarding school, wearing his little hat and bloomer shorts.
S: I was only seven! Back on to your love life, Sam. You went on Celebs
Go Dating to try to find a girlfriend. Did you pick up any dating tips from Love
island’s Muggy Mike?
L: From what I’ve seen on camera, Mike just talks about sex all the time. He is not allowed round the Thompson household.
S: I can’t pick up any tips, as I’m not good looking enough to be as arrogant as he is. He doesn’t come across well on camera, but he is the nicest bloke. He thanked me for just calling him “Mike” and not “Muggy Mike”. If I was called “Dick Sam” throughout my whole career, I’d be devastated. I do feel sorry for him. He’s arrogant, but I think it rests with the girls more than anything. He acts like that and they still fall at his feet, rather than calling him out for being rude.
L: Sam, you give him so much credit – he’s not that special. You’re more of a catch than he is. We’d all watch Celebs Go Dating at home – obviously, with Sam hopping into bed with us – and cheer at the telly.
what was it like hanging out with Gemma “the GC” Collins on the show?
S: I love The GC, she’s a bulldozer. We had a little flirt, but she wants me to set her up with a Chelsea boy. They’re all loved-up though. So the GC might be joining the three of you in bed?
S: That’s dangerous, because The GC thinks that Ryan is incredibly good looking…
“Please stop telling people the poo story”
Tiff and Sam just weren’t meant to be
Watch those fingers, Ryan…