EXCLUSIVE: Pete Wicks reveals how ‘shocked’ Sam Thompson is coping with Zara McDermott split

He reckons 'sensitive' Sam will be alright

Sam Thompson, Pete Wicks and Zara McDermott

by Carl Smith |

The saga of Made in Chelsea stars Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott's split - what with all the drama around those 'cheating' allegations - continues. While it's been reported Zara might've done the horizontal Hokey Cokey with The X Factor: Celebrity music boss Brahim Fouradi while she was dating Sam, the pair are yet to address their break-up head-on.

Aside from the obligatory cryptic social posts, obviously. Those celeb-types love a sassy subtweet.

But now, speaking exclusively to heat, Sam's best mate and Celebs Go Dating co-star Pete Wicks has revealed how he's really getting on following the 'shock' split.

Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott

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Chatting to heat about how Sam's getting on, Pete explained: "He’s doing well. He’s a good guy. He’s sensitive and I think it was all a bit of a shock but he’s doing well. He’s still young and he’s a catch so he’s got his whole life ahead of him. The world is his oyster."

Asked how he's been cheering his best bud up, Pete revealed: "Just being nice to him because I’m generally not that nice to him! I’ve been sending him a message every morning just checking in, saying, “Are you alright, you miserable f**ker?”

"He gives me a little rundown of how he’s feeling every day. It was quite intense for both of them being in lockdown anyway, so he can now go and do what he wants, which is a positive."

Made in Chelsea's ten best moments:


Most iconic Made in Chelsea moments

millie mackintosh
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Millie's fiery personality came up with the goods in series four. After discovering slimy Spencer was cheating on current girlfriend, Louise Thompson, Millie and Rosie (pre-'friendship' speech, obvs) confronted Spence and gave him a big old slap. Followed by a dramatic storm off, this has got to be one of the most memorable moments in the show's history.

Lucy watson
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How can we forget out favourite sassy SW3 resident Lucy Watson? Her entrance in series four was not a quiet one. What better way to bond than over a Champagne-filled dinner party? Maybe not. After attracting negative attention from the other Made in Chelsea ladies for going on simultaneous dates with Jamie Laing and Andy Jordan, the infamous dinner party culminated in Lucy asking why everyone was 'getting up in her grill'.

Francis Boulle
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Rosie isn't one to shy away from the action, but her in-the-moment insults could use some work. After a heated discussion at a masquerade ball in series one, Rosie's memorable comeback for Francis's comments was: "Francis, your mask looks like you've got a knob on your face." Although it's not the wittiest insult she could've thought up, she's not wrong.

Josh Patterson
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CREDIT: Made in Chelsea Youtube

Made in Chelsea viewers were quite concerned about Josh Patterson's forehead veins after his memorable argument with Ollie Locke in series 12. In an angry outburst at Ollie's concern for Binky, JP erupts with his famous line: "I'm a fcking good guy. My parents raised me well. I'm a gentleman." A gentlemen who's very concerned about his girlfriend feeding other men marshmallows, apparently.

Mark Francis
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CREDIT: Made in Chelsea Youtube

Bless him. After hearing that Nando's is not, in fact, a wine bar, but a chain restaurant that sells chicken, Mark gives us his best disappointed-cum-regal look. After hearing that Nando's can actually be a date venue (the horror) he said: "He took her for chicken? What a lovely first date."

Victoria Baker-Harber
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You can't blame her for not sticking with the festive theme. Would it really be a Made in Chelsea Christmas without a massive Champagne-fuelled argument over the dinner table? Series six was particularly spectacular, with arguments between Victoria, Cheska Hull and Lucy Watson culminating in Victoria calling Cheska a 'fat fcking turkey'. Not cool.

Gabriella Ellis
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CREDIT: Made in Chelsea Youtube

You've just broken up with your boyfriend and you're heartbroken, what's the first thing you do? Make a music video and hire six actors who look extremely like your ex. No? Well, that's exactly what Gabriella Ellis did after her emotional breakup with Ollie Locke and the results were pretty weird.

Millie Mackintosh
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Millie has had plenty of fiery encounters on the show, one of our favourites is her infamous speech in the finale of the second series. At the uber-glam twenties themed party, Millie said: "to my best friend, Rosie Fortesque, for hooking up with Hugo Taylor while we were still together, and lying about it. Here's to friendship."Then, storming past her former-friend Rosie, Millie says: "You're disgusting". Ouch.

Binky Felstead
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Ah, the classic breakup reason - cheating on your girlfriend by having an orgy. In the previous episode, Binky asked Alex to promise he had 'only cheated on [her] four times', and to her dismay, she finds out this time he not only cheated on her again, but this time in an orgy. What followed was an extremely hard slap and many tears. Poor Binks.

Eliza Batten Verity Bowditch
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CREDIT: Made in Chelsea Youtube

These Made in Chelsea boys never learn, do they? In classic Chelsea style, James Taylor decided to take Eliza Batten to Paris on a date on a Monday (casual), while also dating Kings College London student, Verity Bowditch. The pair confronted him at a party, where it also transpired that he had tried to woo them both by inviting them to see his plane. Bit awkward.

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So can we expect to see Sam becoming Pete's wingman, then?

"Sam would be a great wingman," he said. "He’ll makes me look better. We’re so different but he’s just a really nice guy so whatever happens, I just want him to be happy. He’s literally like a little brother to me. Actually, I’m more like his dad."

Asked about his own love life after those famously-unsuccessful Celebs Go Dating stints, Pete revealed: "I’m not on the apps, they’re not really my cup of tea. I just find it a bit odd.

"No, I actually couldn’t be more single at the minute, which is nice. Obviously, the pandemic has been terrible, but it’s been quite nice for people to get to know themselves a bit better. I’ve had time to work on myself."

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