Sam Thompson enjoys a BUBBLE BATH with Pete Wicks as he shares NAKED snap with ...

Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks appear to be redefining the term 'bromance'.

The reality star duo - who forged a close bond while on the latest season of Celebs Go Dating - appeared in a photo on Instagram on Wednesday, naked, sharing a bath together.

Reclining amid the bubbles, Sam sits between Pete's legs, each wearing shower caps.

Rub-a-dub-dub! Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks - who forged a close bond while on the latest season of Celebs Go Dating - appeared in a photo on Instagram on Wednesday, naked, sharing a bath together

Rub-a-dub-dub! Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks - who forged a close bond while on the latest season of Celebs Go Dating - appeared in a photo on Instagram on Wednesday, naked, sharing a bath together

In the photo's caption, Sam wrote: 'I promised this picture would go nowhere... I crossed my fingers.

'@p_wicks01 I don’t even care how much you hate me it was worth it! To see you in a shower cap has made my life [sic].'

The photo is a candid shot from the boys' shoot with New! Magazine, in which Sam revealed he and Pete have told each other 'I love you'.

The relationship is purely platonic, but the pair have certainly formed a special bond in the last few months, originally each hailing from rival reality series Made In Chelsea and The Only Way Is Essex.

Intimate: The photo is a candid shot from the boys' shoot with New! Magazine , in which Sam revealed he and Pete have told each other 'I love you'

Intimate: The photo is a candid shot from the boys' shoot with New! Magazine , in which Sam revealed he and Pete have told each other 'I love you'

Bromance: The relationship is purely platonic, but the pair have certainly formed a special bond in the last few months, originally each hailing from rival reality series Made In Chelsea and The Only Way Is Essex

Bromance: The relationship is purely platonic, but the pair have certainly formed a special bond in the last few months, originally each hailing from rival reality series Made In Chelsea and The Only Way Is Essex

Sam told the publication: 'I spent the whole of Celebs Go Dating with a metaphoric sledgehammer breaking down [Pete's] emotional barriers'

Sam told the publication: 'I spent the whole of Celebs Go Dating with a metaphoric sledgehammer breaking down [Pete's] emotional barriers'

Sam told the publication: 'I spent the whole of Celebs Go Dating with a metaphoric sledgehammer breaking down [Pete's] emotional barriers. When I first met him I thought, "we could be best mates," so I carried on chipping away and by the end of it the barrier came fully down and he told me he loved me.'

Pete chimed in: 'I did say that, but I just want to point out that he got so carried away with it that my barrier went back up again. If you give him an inch, he'll take a mile.'

Sam then gushed: 'I'll remember that moment for the rest of my life!'

Sam was on Celebs Go Dating in 2018 - the only participant to appear on more than one season, on the hunt for love. During his time on the show, he forged a close bond with Mike Thalassitis, formally of Love Island, who went on to hang himself last month. 

Pals: 'When I first met him I thought,

Pals: 'When I first met him I thought, "we could be best mates," so I carried on chipping away and by the end of it the barrier came fully down and he told me he loved me,' Sam said

Pete chimed in: 'I did say that, but I just want to point out that he got so carried away with it that my barrier went back up again. If you give him an inch, he'll take a mile'

Pete chimed in: 'I did say that, but I just want

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