Weeks before the launch of the new Made in Chelsea season 17 (Monday, March 25th) and fans have been rocked with some shocking news.

Both Sam Thompson and sister Louise will not be in the 2019 series and neither will Louise’s fiancé, Ryan Libbey.

Here’s the scoop on why SW3 has lost three of their biggest stars and who is set to replace them.

Screen Shot: Diana and Sam Thompson - Made in Chelsea: Croatia, E4

Screen Shot: Diana and Sam Thompson – Made in Chelsea: Croatia, E4

Why has Sam Thompson left Made in Chelsea?

Although not completely ruling out a return to SW3 – meaning he’s probably going to pop up at the end of this series if not the next – Sam has quit Made in Chelsea for the time being.

He explained to Heart Breakfast that his relationship with co-star Sophie ‘Habbs’ Habboo caused a lot of strain on him while filming for season 16.

Sam is currently looking for love on Celebs Go Dating 2019 and has distanced himself from the Chelsea group of friends that he ended up falling out with due to his relationship with Habbs.

Screen Shot: Sam Thompson and Habbs - Made in Chelsea: Croatia

Screen Shot: Sam Thompson and Habbs – Made in Chelsea: Croatia

Screen Shot: Sam Thompson and Habbs - Made in Chelsea: Croatia

Screen Shot: Sam Thompson and Habbs – Made in Chelsea: Croatia

We’re sure it won’t be long before Sammy boy pops ups on TV again, though.

After all, he wants to be a TV presenter…

Sam said to Heart Breakfast:

I think I’ll be back at some point so I’m not too sad because everyone takes a break every now and then from stuff. I haven’t really had time to sort of sit down and think about it because I’ve just been so busy recently – you know my aim in life is to be a presenter, that’s my dream, I love it to absolute bits.

MADE IN CHELSEA: SUMMER Sam Thompson

MADE IN CHELSEA: SUMMER Sam Thompson

Why have Louise and Ryan quit?

Likewise, Ryan and Lousie have never really enjoyed a smooth ride on Made in Chelsea.

Having finally moved on from the Lousie and Alik Alfus storyline, the couple were sucked into the drama by having to support lil’ brother Sam while royally p*ssing off the likes of Harry Baron along the way.

Louise has been on the show since 2011, however, and has the E4 series to thank for launching her career in modelling, fitness and as a social media influencer.

Ready to settle down with by Ry though, MIC isn’t exactly the place for a happily married couple.

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Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea series 16 episode 3 – E4

Meet the newbies!

The overhaul in cast will see seven newbies added to the list – which may spell even more departures from classic cast members.

We imagine Ollie Proudlock is also looking to distance himself from the drama following his engagement.

For a full rundown of the Made in Chelsea 2019 cast, check out the article below.

Meet the full cast for Made in Chelsea season 17 – including seven hot newbies!

 

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