Celebrity SAS is a reality TV show like no other.
It’s merciless, brutal and pushes contestants to breaking point through a series of relentless physical and mental challenges.
Yet for all of the blood, sweat and tears one Made in Chelsea man has grinned his way through the season, proving that you don’t need to be a serious military hard-man to succeed.
Sometimes a joke, a smile or an awkward laugh is enough to boost team morale. Here are seven reasons why we love Sam Thompson in Celebrity SAS!
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Winding up the stone-faced staff
Ant Middleton, Jason Fox, Ollie Ollerton and Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham are the most stern-faced presenters you will ever see on TV.
We’re not sure they’ve ever smiled, laughed or even understand the concept of a joke, yet Sammy T almost had them cracking into a giggle at times.
We’d love to see the SAS staff and Sam meet up again for a night out in SW3…
Go on the Tubbies!
Arguably the quote of the series came when Sam was asking questions about what children’s TV shows are still knocking about.
The scene brought us the instant classic: “Go on the Tubbies.”
— Claire JS Wilcox (@ClaireJShan) April 14, 2019
Sam’s hilariously untimely grin
Throughout Sam’s reality TV career, the 26-year-old has had a knack for grinning his way through trouble.
Nevertheless, we absolutely loved the unintentional timing of his smirk as the DS noted that they were in an extremely dangerous position where they could actually die.
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Sam’s unusual warming techniques
With Louise Mensch’s hands freezing to the bone, Sam had an unusual offer to help warm her hands up.
To be fair, we’d probably stick it in in Sam’s smelly spot if given the offer!
Does Sam Thompson have a girlfriend? Asking for myself
— bvalie 🇰🇪 (@beverleyNN) April 21, 2019
Did we already mention his awkward jokes?
Finally, there was a scene where Camilla Thurlow was about to take on a climb across a harrowing drop, something she sincerely feared.
With nerves at their peak, Camz probably didn’t need Sam jesting about the difficulty of the climb in the background.
Top job easing the nerves, pal…
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