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EXC: Sam Thompson reveals Zara McDermott comes home in floods of tears after filming emotional docs

Sam Thompson has revealed his girlfriend Zara McDermott has returned home in floods of tears after filming her emotional documentaries on Revenge Porn and Rape Culture.

The ex Made In Chelsea star, 30, admitted presenting the powerful BBC programmes ‘drains a hell of a lot’ out of his reality star partner, 25, who he lauded for raising awareness on topics close to her heart. 

In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, he said: ‘She’s very, very, very passionate about all of the stuff she does with the BBC. And I gotta say, it’s f*****g great to watch as a boyfriend, somebody who obviously really cares about her.

Strong: Sam Thompson has revealed his girlfriend Zara McDermott has returned home in floods of tears after filming her emotional documentaries on Revenge Porn and Rape Culture

‘It’s amazing to see her do something she absolutely loves and she really believes it will make a change and a difference to people. You know when someone has that bit between their teeth…

‘Mate, I’m gonna be honest, she probably would never say it but it does drain a hell of a lot out of her doing this stuff. The people and the stories that you hear are… they’re… Zara has come home crying a few times.

‘Being like, “It’s just so powerful, some of the stuff.” And she’s like, “I just wish there was more I could do to help,” and I’m just so proud of her.

‘I don’t think she sometimes gives herself enough credit for getting out there and she always wants to do more and more and more. I just think it’s such a beautiful quality about her.’

Role model: The ex Made In Chelsea star, 30, admitted presenting the powerful BBC programmes 'drain a hell of a lot' out of his reality star partner, 25

Role model: The ex Made In Chelsea star, 30, admitted presenting the powerful BBC programmes ‘drain a hell of a lot’ out of his reality star partner, 25

Sam, who is known to keep his TikTok followers entertained with farcical skits alongside TOWIE’s Pete Wicks, added: ‘I hope that when she comes home after a really emotional day, that I take away some of the emotion from it and balance it out.’

Zara hosted a BBC documentary about sex crimes among young people in November 2021, where she revealed she was once sexually assaulted and ‘almost raped’ by a boy wearing school uniform in her local park.

The ex Love Islander previously fronted the highly-acclaimed documentary Zara McDermott: Revenge Porn in which she detailed her two revenge porn ordeals, after explicit images were taken and leaked when she was both 14 and 21.

She was suspended from her secondary school when explicit images were shared by a school bully and went ‘viral’ in her community’ – an experience she confessed ‘tainted’ her teenage years.

Couple: In an interview with MailOnline, he said: 'She's very, very, very passionate about all of the stuff she does with the BBC. And I gotta say, it's f*****g great to watch as a boyfriend'

Couple: In an interview with MailOnline, he said: ‘She’s very, very, very passionate about all of the stuff she does with the BBC. And I gotta say, it’s f*****g great to watch as a boyfriend’

Sam is fronting a campaign for Not On The High Street for the launch of their FML Store, a retail empath-orium which will allow visitors to exchange their real-life FML moments for a free pick-me-up gift from the online marketplace and London pop-up.

The launch of the store coincides with Mercury in retrograde, an FML moment in the astrological calendar, which Sam claims has wreaked havoc on his life recently.

He said: ‘I was like, f**k. That’s why I haven’t been able to sleep! But Not On The High Street basically commissioned research to be done about all the different things that they involve, gifting and stuff.

Proud: He added: 'I don't think she sometimes gives herself enough credit for getting out there and she always wants to do more and more and more' (Zara pictured in 2021)

Proud: He added: ‘I don’t think she sometimes gives herself enough credit for getting out there and she always wants to do more and more and more’ (Zara pictured in 2021)

‘And so this was interesting… 56% of Brits actually say that they get more positivity out of a an unexpected gift and that it lifts their mood.

‘So for example, if you’ve got Christmas or birthdays or whatever, yeah, you’re expecting a gift, and it’s very true. If I ever get Zara flowers out of nowhere, she’s like, “Oh my God, I’m so happy,” there are tears involved. I just find that quite funny.’

The FML Store from Not On The High Street is open on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September from midday-8pm at 68 Old Compton St, London, W1D 4UN. For more info and to shop The FML Edit visit www.notonthehighstreet.com/pages/fml.

For confidential support call Rape Crisis England & Wales on 0808 802 9999 or visit rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help for more details. 

In his element: Sam is fronting a campaign for Not On The High Street for the launch of their FML Store, a retail empath-orium which will allow visitors to exchange their real-life FML moments for a free pick-me-up gift from the online marketplace

In his element: Sam is fronting a campaign for Not On The High Street for the launch of their FML Store, a retail empath-orium which will allow visitors to exchange their real-life FML moments for a free pick-me-up gift from the online marketplace

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