Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson cut a pensive figure when he was pictured for the first time since dumping Zara McDermott after discovering she cheated on him.
The reality TV personality, 27, looked deep in thought as he walked down the street in London, showing off his biceps in a grey vest and matching tracksuit bottoms.
He paused for a moment, wearing his workout gear with black trainers, showcasing a series of tattoos on his arms.
Out and about: Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson was pictured for the first time on Tuesday following claims girlfriend Zara McDermott cheated on him at the start of their romance
Sam, 27, has been having crisis talks with Zara, 23, – they parted ways amid claims she cheated while taking part in The X Factor: Celebrity last year.
The fallout from the breakup will reportedly play out before the cameras in explosive scenes on Made In Chelsea.
The split and the fall-out is set to air on upcoming scenes on Made In Chelsea.
Ouch! Sam, 27, has been having crisis talks with Zara, 23, – they parted ways amid claims she cheated while taking part in The X Factor: Celebrity last year
A source told MailOnline exclusively: ‘Zara cheated on Sam with someone in the music industry. Someone connected to the X Factor.
‘Sam is obviously distraught about this. He only found out about it very recently and has escaped for a few days.’
The reality star appeared on the series last summer and autumn, as part of the Love Island pop group No Love Lost.
At this point, she had been in a relationship with Sam for several months – but it’s said the Made In Chelsea star has only recently found out about the infidelity.
More to come: The fallout from the breakup will reportedly play out before the cameras in explosive scenes on Made In Chelsea
They added: ‘It means viewers will get to see the raw emotion caused by Zara’s infidelity last year, as Sam tries to come to terms with what has happened’
Their broken relationship is now said to be ‘hanging in the balance’ as the pair have been unable to talk while the Made In Chelsea star films The Circle with pal Pete Wicks, but the Love Island star ‘is fighting hard to get him back’.
A source also told MailOnline: ‘Zara and Sam split towards the end of last month. They had been arguing a lot since moving in together as a result of lockdown and things just built up between them.
‘Zara has moved back to her parents’ house in Essex where she’s taking some time for herself, she really loved Sam so this hasn’t been easy for her.
An insider has said: ‘Their relationship is hanging in the balance. Sam left to film The Circle saying he couldn’t be with Zara right now’
All over: It was recently reported the couple had split and claims later emerged the break-up came after Sam, 28, discovered Zara had cheated on him a year ag
Sam has taken some time away from Zara to film the Channel 4 program, The Circle, but that reportedly hasn’t stopped her attempts to ask for forgiveness.
The outing comes after Sam broke his social media silence on Saturday when he thanked his close friend and TOWIE star Pete for being there for him when he is ‘down’.
The couple were an item for 16 months, with Zara joining Sam on the E4 show as a cast member.
On the show, she was seen declaring that she wants to marry and have children with Sam. She also moved in with him at the start of lockdown.
Patching things up? Zara is said to be fighting so hard to get him back. She’s going to do everything she can to prove he can trust her again
A source told MailOnline: ‘Sam is obviously distraught about this. He only found out about it very recently and has escaped for a few days’
Speaking out: Sam finally broke his silence since his breakup from Zara as he thanked his close friend Pete Wicks for being there for him when he is ‘down’ on Saturday
Sam wrote: ‘I’m incredibly lucky to have people I can lean on when I’m down. I know you’re not the soppy type, but you really are the brother I never had’
Louise tweeted last Wednesday: ‘Cheaters always want you to be loyal while they’re being unfaithful,’ which prompted fans to assume she had trouble in her own relationship with fiancé Ryan Libbey.
Days later she sparked further speculation by posting: ‘Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair’ followed by ‘I’m proud of my heart. It’s been played, stabbed, cheated, burned and broken… somehow still works.’
An insider told MailOnline: ‘Things between Louise and Ryan are really great. Her tweet last week was actually aimed at a friend.’
Zara and Sam, who regularly post on Instagram and TikTok together, haven’t shared any content as a couple since August.
Sisterly love: Louise tweeted, ‘Cheaters always want you to be loyal while they’re being unfaithful,’ which prompted fans to assume she had trouble in her own relationship with Ryan Libbey [pictured]