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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Sun 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.

"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."

Meanwhile, it's been reported that Chloe Ferry is keen to go on a date with Sam now that he's single.

The Geordie Shore star allegedly liked what she saw when watching Sam on Celebs Go Dating before his romance with Love Island's Zara.

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