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Sam Thompson has revealed he wants a baby with his girlfriend Zara McDermott in the near future. 

The Made In Chelsea star, 29, told MailOnline that Zara cheating on him had actually brought them ‘closer together’ and he didn’t want to be a ‘really old dad’ so wasn’t far off starting a family. 

Sam gushed the Love Island star, 24, was the girl of his dreams and they were nearly ready to become parents but he did ‘need to grow up a bit first’. 

Next steps: Sam Thompson has revealed that he wants a baby with his girlfriend Zara McDermott in the near future

Next steps: Sam Thompson has revealed that he wants a baby with his girlfriend Zara McDermott in the near future

Next steps: Sam Thompson has revealed that he wants a baby with his girlfriend Zara McDermott in the near future

Sam said: ‘I’ve hit a stage where I’m doing my house up at the moment, I want to make it into a really nice adult home, I’m nearly 30 and I’m with the girl of my dreams.’  

‘Not in the next year… but not in the too distant future. I don’t want to be a really old dad. But I do need to grow up a little bit first.’ 

The Made In Chelsea star’s relationship was thrown into turmoil last year when Zara confessed to being unfaithful. But Sam quickly rekindled their romance and even made a lighthearted spoof of the Made In Chelsea scene where Zara begged for his forgiveness. 

Speaking of the infidelity, Sam said: ‘I hated that time. I didn’t enjoy it at all. But what human would? The way I handle things is by smiling and laughing about it and just trying to make it seem lighter than it already is. That’s always the way I’ve been.’

Forgiveness: The star said Zara cheating on him had actually brought them 'closer together' and that he didn't want to be a 'really old dad' so wasn't far off starting a family

Forgiveness: The star said Zara cheating on him had actually brought them 'closer together' and that he didn't want to be a 'really old dad' so wasn't far off starting a family

Forgiveness: The star said Zara cheating on him had actually brought them ‘closer together’ and that he didn’t want to be a ‘really old dad’ so wasn’t far off starting a family

He continued: ‘It’s probably a defence mechanism. But I also kept on telling myself “f**k it this is what I’m so upset about? Just deal with it”‘. 

‘There are people who are a lot worse off I’m incredibly lucky for the relationship drama to be the main drama in your life.’ 

‘I knew I loved her. I knew I wanted to be with her and it was tough but you’ve got to think of the positives. It brought us closer.’ 

‘I’m not one to judge because I’ve done stupid stuff,’ he added. 

Emotional: The Made In Chelsea star's relationship was thrown into turmoil last year when Zara confessed to being unfaithful (pictured on the show)

Emotional: The Made In Chelsea star's relationship was thrown into turmoil last year when Zara confessed to being unfaithful (pictured on the show)

Emotional: The Made In Chelsea star’s relationship was thrown into turmoil last year when Zara confessed to being unfaithful (pictured on the show) 

Sam joined Made In Chelsea when he was 20-years-old. 

During his years on the show, Sam has been caught out for cheating, including when he kissed another girl while in a relationship with ex-girlfriend Tiffany Watson, 27.

Looking back on his early years on Made In Chelsea, Sam said: ‘No one is born perfect. Everyone makes mistakes – mine just happened to be televised. As long as you can accept you’re human it is what it is.’ 

Returning to his thoughts to his future family, he added: ‘A lot of people will be like “what will you do about your kids” and I’m like: “I’ll show them!” This is how you shouldn’t act. I’ll be like: “that was stupid wasn’t it?”‘ 

Smitten: Sam and Zara are now better than ever as they look forward to taking their relationship to the next level and continue to design their 'forever home' together

Smitten: Sam and Zara are now better than ever as they look forward to taking their relationship to the next level and continue to design their 'forever home' together

Smitten: Sam and Zara are now better than ever as they look forward to taking their relationship to the next level and continue to design their ‘forever home’ together

Before Sam becomes a dad, he’ll soon become an uncle when his sister Louise, 31, and her fiancé Ryan Libbey, 31, welcome their first child. 

‘[I’m] terrified,’ revealed Sam of the upcoming responsibility. ‘I’m quite jovial and I do a lot of pranks, but I really want to get it right. I want to be a mature but fun uncle. 

‘I want to be responsible enough that she feels like she can let me look after her child… Hopefully, I step up to the mark.’ 

Sam has launched the new Hotels.com competition to win £5k in holiday vouchers and the chance to review hotel buffets all over the world.

Family: Before Sam becomes a dad, he'll soon become an uncle when his sister Louise, 31, and her fiancé Ryan Libbey, 31, welcome their first child (pictured together)

Family: Before Sam becomes a dad, he'll soon become an uncle when his sister Louise, 31, and her fiancé Ryan Libbey, 31, welcome their first child (pictured together)

Family: Before Sam becomes a dad, he’ll soon become an uncle when his sister Louise, 31, and her fiancé Ryan Libbey, 31, welcome their first child (pictured together) 

Source: DailyMail

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