Made In Chelsea’s Sam Thompson remembers first assembly with Mike Thalassitis in heartbreaking tribute

Made in Chelsea's Sam Thompson has shared a touching tribute to Love Island 2017 star Mike Thalassitis.

Mike's management confirmed the sad news of his death on Saturday, March 16. Sam and Mike joined E4's Celebs Go Dating final 12 months, and Sam has now recalled how they first met on the present.

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I wasn’t going to do a post. i don’t think for me anyway that social media is a place to grieve. It makes me sad that to the normal person in todays world, if you don’t do a post then you didn’t care. It makes me scared of where we as a society are heading, but i want everyone to know the kind of guy i saw in Mike. A person just died. A friend just died. Someone that i know in my heart of hearts i could have done more for. I met Mike on celebs go dating. I was told he was joining the show with me and my heart sank. I had heard all of the things said about this so called lothario. This cock sure arrogant guy, who was fresh out of love island and ready to steam roll this dating show that i was so terrified to join. I remember the first time i laid eyes upon him. i remember the words that came to my head…fuck me he’s a greek god. I had genuinely never seen a more perfect specimen of man. He looked like everything i WISHED i looked like. Needless to say an already pretty insecure Sam retreated straight into his shell. That was it. Game over. This Alpha Male had come over, and knocked me for 6. What happened next surprised me. He came over to me, handed me a drink, apologised for not saying hello earlier, told me he was terrified and said he couldn't wait to hang out more. I stood there rather ashamed at how badly i had just judged a book by its cover. Over the next few months, the shame only grew. This guy was one of the most polite gentlemen i had ever met. He had tom bowled over in a day (tom is a very good judge of character in my opinion), and had us in stitches of laughter when he would recount his love island stories. Not once was he crass about anything that happened, or bitter about how it all ended. What i did see that i believe he was trying to hide when he was telling stories of how ‘muggy mike’ was born, was sadness. From what i heard, he went into this show he knew practically nothing about, late, and into a pack of Alpha males who wanted nothing more than to win, and gain all the bonuses that that entailed. It wasn’t easy for Mike in that villa. From what i heard he got ostracised as soon as he went in, and apart from a select few people, was treated

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"I keep in mind the primary time I laid eyes upon him. I keep in mind the phrases that got here to my head… f**ok me he’s a greek god... I had genuinely by no means seen a extra excellent specimen of [a] man. Needless to say an already fairly insecure Sam retreated straight into his shell," he wrote on Instagram.

"What occurred subsequent shocked me. He came visiting to me, handed me a drink, apologised for not saying howdy earlier, advised me he was terrified and stated he could not wait to hang around extra. I stood there reasonably ashamed at how badly I had simply judged a ebook by its cowl."

"This man was one of the vital well mannered gents I had ever met," added Sam.

Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson recalls first meeting with Mike Thalassitis in heartbreaking tribute
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Sam added that Mike had Celebs Go Dating's receptionist Tom Read-Wilson "shocked in a day", and "had us in stitches of laughter when he would recount his Love Island tales".

Chris Hughes, Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, who appeared on Love Island with Mike, have been among the many first to share their tributes and reminiscences.

Jonny Mitchell, who grew to become pals with Mike throughout their time on the ITV2 present, stated he was "heartbroken" by the information on Instagram.

"One of the very best individuals I’ve ever identified taken from us far too quickly, I’m heartbroken and might’t put into phrases how a lot I’m gonna miss you bro! My coronary heart goes out to his household... Rest in peace Magic Mike," wrote Jonny.

Mike appeared on Celebs Go Dating alongside TOWIE star Gemma Collins, London Hughes, Sam Thompson, Ollie Locke and Jonathan Lipnicki.

He was additionally remembered with an "in reminiscence" of title card on the shut of final evening's episode of the E4 present.

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