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Sam Thompson hits back after fans called him out for question he asked Timothée Chalamet during interview

Sam Thompson hits back after fans called him out for question he asked Timothée Chalamet during interview

The Made In Chelsea star has responded to criticism over his interview skills

Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson is known for his bright and boundless energy, which means he's often excited and giddy in interviews.

From asking the first questions that enter his head to being the silly joker in the room, his playful side can be seen as a huge asset but sometimes it can be seen as his downfall.

However, this week the reality TV star has been the subject of debate over letting social media influencers carry out journalism interviews.

The I'm A Celebrity winner came under fire for his interview of Dune 2 stars Timothée Chalamet and Austin Butler, as he asked the actor of whether it’s 'easier or harder' to play an on-screen relationship with a friend.

This was alluding to Chalamet's close friendship with pal Zendaya, who also stars in the movie.

However, some critics felt the question was too obvious and a little bit tired, with a clip of the interview on Sam’s Hits UK Radio show being widely shared online.

Critics have weighed in on Sam Thompson's interview technique.
Hits Radio/X

Writing on X, one criticism of the star's interview skills read: "{lease, i'm absolutely begging you, stop giving these influencer clowns journalists jobs. It's embarrassing for everyone involved."

Another added: "I'm by no means the greatest interviewer of all time, but why do the powers that be keep pumping out promo content with the most mindless, pointless questions imaginable?

"The actors don't enjoy it. the fans don't enjoy it. what's the deal here?"

A third begged: "Stop getting people with no journalism background to do press junkets for God’s sake."

The interview clip of Timothée Chalamet and Austin Butler has been heavily criticised.
Hits Radio/X

Whilst a fourth shared: "I promise you that getting tiktokers/tv personalities (who are not qualified) is not the marketing tactic people think it is!!!!"

Another shared: "I actually feel sorry for journalists that have pursued the career, been through the schooling, got the degree and have realistically no chance of getting anywhere without major roadblocks because all the opportunities are being given to unqualified Reality TV and TikTok stars."

However, Sam took the criticism in his stride and has bounced back whilst responding to comments.

Writing on the social media platform, he hit back at one comment as he joked: "You should have seen the bit where I asked Timothy if he wanted to play Call Of Duty with me, you’d have loved it."

Sam took the criticism in his stride and has laughed off the remarks online.

Another response saw the cheeky star make fun of himself as he wrote back: "Not only is he not a journalist… he can’t even spell Timothee!!!"

Sam has let the criticism wash over him, which he's most likely used to after being in the public eye for many years on programmes such as Celebs Go Dating, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Coach Trip, The Celebrity Circle and Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Last year, he also fronted a BBC documentary about his experiences of ADHD and receiving his autism diagnosis.

Featured Image Credit: Hits UK

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