Louise Thompson (TV personality)

Louise Anne de Simmy Courcy Thompson (born 26 March 1990) is a British reality television personality known primarily for appearing in the E4 reality series Made in Chelsea.[2][3] In 2015, she appeared in the second series of The Jump where she finished fourth.

Louise Thompson
Louise Anne de Simmy Courcy Thompson

(1990-03-26) 26 March 1990 (age 34)
EducationDowne House
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
  • TV Personality
  • Actress
  • Co-Founder of Pocket Sport
PartnerRyan Libbey[1]
RelativesSam Thompson (brother)

Education edit

Thompson attended Downe House, before moving on to study geography at the University of Edinburgh. She graduated in 2013.[4][5][6]

Career edit

In September 2011, Thompson joined the cast of semi-reality television programme Made in Chelsea for the second series following a brief appearance during the first. In December 2014, it was announced that she would be competing in the second series of The Jump[7][8] where she reached the final finishing in fourth place.

In 2012, Thompson co-founded the fashion business Pocket London. The company initially focused on the manufacture of denim products, however in 2017 switched to activewear.[9][10]

She released a book, Live Well with Louise in 2018.[11][12] Thompson runs a fitness website, Live Like Louise, that includes home workout plans and transformation packages.[13][14] She has twice appeared on the cover of Women's Health, in July 2017 and August 2018.[15]

In September 2018, Thompson apologised after the Advertising Standards Authority criticised her for failing to make it clear that an Instagram story she posted was an advert promoting a beauty brand.[16]

Personal life edit

Thompson was previously in a relationship with Made In Chelsea alum Spencer Matthews. She is currently in a relationship with fellow former Made In Chelsea cast member, Ryan Libbey. The pair got engaged in Los Angeles in 2018.[17] In 2021, they welcomed their first child together a son called Leo-Hunter.[18]

In 2018, Thompson was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.[19]She Has faced health challenges since late 2021, following the birth of her child. After being hospitalized for 14 days, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and lupus diagnosis.[20] She suffered a haemorrhage and lost three litres of blood.[21]

Her brother is fellow Made In Chelsea personality, Sam Thompson, the 2023 winner of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (British TV series).

Filmography edit

Year Title Role Note
2011–2020 Made in Chelsea Herself Cast member
2015 The Jump Series 2 - Fourth

Books edit

  • Thompson, Louise (8 January 2019). Live Well With Louise: Fitness & Food to Feel Strong & Happy. Hodder. ISBN 978-1-4736-7735-7.
  • Thompson, Louise (2024). Lucky: Learning to live again. Ebury Spotlight. ISBN 978-1-5299-2376-6.

References edit

  1. ^ Dervish-O'Kane, Roisin (13 August 2018). "Louise Thompson On Managing Anxiety & Taking Workout Inspiration From Ryan". Women's Health. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  2. ^ Harris, Niomi (24 May 2016). "Made in Chelsea's Louise Thompson and Alik Alfus split in emotional scenes".
  3. ^ "Is Louise leaving Made in Chelsea? She responds to the rumours".
  4. ^ "Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson 'drank to oblivion' to cope with her crippling anxiety". Independent.ie. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Made in Chelsea Universities". thetab.com. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  6. ^ "These are the fancy private schools the Made in Chelsea cast went to". The Tab. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  7. ^ "The Jump 2015: Meet Louise Thompson".
  8. ^ "The Jump 2015: who's who".
  9. ^ "Louise Thompson: from Made in Chelsea to activewear queen". 3 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Louise Thompson: 'Mistakes are what make us interesting so actually the bigger the better'". 13 May 2021.
  11. ^ McIntosh, Steven (29 June 2018). "Chelsea's Louise: I neglected my body". Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  12. ^ Billen, Andrew (5 July 2018). "Louise Thompson: Made in Chelsea and what reality TV did to me". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  13. ^ "We've rebranded!". livelikelouise.co.uk.
  14. ^ "Here's My Exact System".
  15. ^ "Louise Thompson is managed by Insanity". www.insanitygroup.com.
  16. ^ "Reality TV star warned over Instagram ad". BBC News. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson announces engagement". Irish Independent. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  18. ^ "Louise Thompson breaks silence after the difficult birth of her son". Cosmopolitan. 23 December 2021. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  19. ^ "Ambassadors". Crohns & Colitis. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  20. ^ Justin (6 February 2024). "Louise Thompson Illness and Health Update, What Illness Does Louise Thompson Have?". Thelocalreport.in. Retrieved 7 February 2024.
  21. ^ "Louise Thompson shares health update after suffering a haemorrhage". The Independent. 4 February 2023. Retrieved 7 February 2024.