Sam Thompson has revealed that his girlfriend Zara McDermott has returned home in tears after filming her emotional documentaries on Revenge Porn and Rape Culture.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 30, has admitted that hosting the BBC’s powerhouse shows is ‘very draining’ of her reality partner, 25, whom she praised for raising awareness of issues close to her heart.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, he said: “She is very, very, very passionate about all the things she does with the BBC.” And I have to say, it’s fucking great to see a boyfriend, someone who obviously really cares about her.
Loud: Sam Thompson has revealed that his girlfriend Zara McDermott has returned home in tears after filming her emotional documentaries on Revenge Porn and Rape Culture.
“It’s amazing to see her do something that she absolutely loves and truly believes will make a difference and make a difference to people. You know when someone has that bite between their teeth…
‘Dude, I’m going to be honest, she would probably never say it, but it takes a lot of effort for her to do these things. The people and the stories you hear are… are… Zara has come home crying a couple of times.
‘Being like, ‘He’s so powerful, some of the stuff.’ And she’s like, “I wish there was more I could do to help,” and I’m so proud of her.
“I don’t think she sometimes gives herself enough credit for going out and she always wants to do more and more and more. I think that’s such a beautiful quality of hers.
Role model: The former Made In Chelsea star, 30, has admitted hosting the BBC’s power shows is ‘draining a hell of a lot’ from her reality star partner, 25
Sam, who is known for keeping his TikTok followers entertained with ridiculous skits alongside TOWIE’s Pete Wicks, added, “I hope when I get home from a really emotional day, it takes some of the emotion out of it and balances it out.” ‘
Zara presented a BBC documentary on youth sex crimes in November 2021, where she revealed that she was once sexually assaulted and “nearly raped” by a boy wearing a school uniform in her local park.
The former Love Islander previously headlined the acclaimed documentary Zara McDermott: Revenge Porn in which she detailed her two revenge porn experiences, after explicit footage was taken and leaked when she was 14 and 21.
She was suspended from her high school when explicit images were shared by a school bully and went “viral” in her community, an experience she confessed “tainted” her adolescence.
Couple: In an interview with MailOnline, you said: ‘She is very, very, very passionate about all the things she does with the BBC. And I have to say it’s fucking great to see him as a boyfriend.
Sam is leading a campaign for Not On The High Street to launch their FML Store, a retail empath-orium that will allow visitors to exchange their real-life FML moments for a free gift from the online marketplace and Pop-up Window From london.
The store’s launch coincides with Mercury retrograde, an FML moment in the astrological calendar, which Sam says has wreaked havoc on his life recently.
He was like, ‘I was like, f**k. That’s why I couldn’t sleep! But Not On The High Street basically commissioned research to be done on all the different things that they involve, giveaways and stuff.
Proud: added: “I don’t think he gives himself enough credit for going out sometimes and he always wants to do more and more and more” (Zara pictured in 2021)
‘And this was interesting… 56% of Brits actually say they get more positivity from an unexpected gift and that it lifts their spirits.
“So, for example, if you have Christmas or birthdays or whatever, yes, you are expecting a gift, and it is very true. If I ever get flowers from Zara out of the blue, she’s like, “Oh my gosh, I’m so happy,” there are tears in it. I just find it quite amusing.
The Not On The High Street FML store is open on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September from noon to 8pm at 68 Old Compton St, London, W1D 4UN. For more information and to purchase The FML Edit, visit www.notonthehighstreet.com/pages/fml.
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In his element: Sam is leading a campaign for Not On The High Street to launch its FML store, a retail empath-orium that will allow visitors to exchange their real-life FML moments for a gift of collection from the online marketplace