EXCLUSIVE Sam Thompson reveals why he won't rush engagement to Zara McDermott

Sam Thompson has declared he won't be proposing to his girlfriend Zara McDermott anytime soon, saying 'we've got the rest of our lives to be boring'.

The Made In Chelsea star, 28, said he is 'wary' about how old Zara, 23, is and admitted he 'doesn't want to tie things down just yet' - despite being on the receiving end of 'so much pressure' about when he'll pop the question. 

The TV personality explained in an exclusive interview with MailOnline while a lot of his reality television contemporaries rush into marriage, he feels 'petrified' of doing things by other people's timelines.   

Patience: Sam Thompson has revealed he doesn't want to get married to his girlfriend Zara McDermott anytime soon (pictured together last month)

Patience: Sam Thompson has revealed he doesn't want to get married to his girlfriend Zara McDermott anytime soon (pictured together last month)

Sam and Love Island star Zara went public with their relationship in May last year and moved in together at the start of lockdown. 

But in an industry where relationships move at whirlwind speed thanks to lucrative TV and glossy magazine deals, Sam has explained why he will buck the trend. 

Speaking to MailOnline as part of his collaboration with Captain Morgan for their new drink Tiki, he said: 'A lot of people, especially in this industry, they meet each other and then it's marriage after a year. I just don't believe in that. 

'We're so young still, especially Zara she's 23. There's so much life to live. I don't mean sh**ging around or anything like that, I mean to follow what you love and not have any restrictions around you. 

'I'm very wary of Zara's age but also mine as well and not wanting to tie things down. We've got the rest of our lives to be boring and sit at home and be husband and wife.' 

Honest:  In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the Made In Chelsea star, spoke about moving in together and feeling 'petrified' of doing things by other people's timelines

Honest:  In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the Made In Chelsea star, spoke about moving in together and feeling 'petrified' of doing things by other people's timelines 

Not in a rush: With his love life documented on Made In Chelsea, the reality star, 28, admitted to 'feeling so much pressure' from constant questions about when he will propose

Not in a rush: With his love life documented on Made In Chelsea, the reality star, 28, admitted to 'feeling so much pressure' from constant questions about when he will propose

'We've got the rest of our lives to be boring and sit at home and be husband and wife. 

Sam said he would rather accomplish as much as he can with his career before making the commitment to marriage - something Zara has made no secret of being keen to do on the most recent series of Made In Chelsea. 

He explained: 'I want her [Zara] to be able to explore her career and be able to find out what she wants to do without the constraints of being like "Oh, I've got to come back to my home with Sam". 

'I'll always be here. I'm not going anywhere. I don't see her really going anywhere either and I think that's what I want for the time-being. 

Sam added: 'A lot of people don't agree with me. It's so much pressure. People are constantly asking "When are you going to put a ring on it?". 

'I love

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