'We slept with each other': Made In Chelsea's Jamie Laing gutted after best friend Spencer Matthews hooks up with Louise
00:48 GMT, 8 May 2012
Viewers' worst fears were confirmed when it was revealed that playboy Spencer Matthews slept with his best friend's girlfriend Louise Thompson on last night's instalment of Made In Chelsea.
The infamous lothario, 24, bedded his ex Louise during a trip to Dubai with Hugo Taylor, his girlfriend Natalie Joel, Hugo's ex Millie Mackintosh, and Francis Boulle to celebrate Louise's birthday.
Jamie, Louise's boyfriend, couldn't join them on the trip due to work commitments.
Won her over: Spencer Matthews launched a charm attack on his ex Louise Thompson during her birthday trip to Dubai
Distraught: Jamie Laing, Louise's boyfriend, was told the news by another friend that Louise had slept with Spencer while she was away
Heartbreakingly, he had admitted in
Louise's absence to pals that she was the first girl he had really
liked, and that he'd 'gotten to the stage where I kind of now want a
But on Louise's birthday Spencer took her for a late-night drive, which from all accounts ended up in one of their hotel rooms.
Spencer even ignored the fact that he had come to Dubai with another girl, Sophie, who he broke it off with before the week was out.
A heartbroken Jamie was told the news over the phone by Francis Boulle, who had promised to keep an eye on things on Jamie's behalf.
It was clear from the outset what Spencer's intentions were, as despite existing tensions between himself and Jamie he'd told pal Hugo Taylor previously: 'I still believe I can have Louise whenever I want.'
Charm offensive: Spencer hired a car to take Louise on a late-night drive on her birthday
Treats all round: Spencer also bought Louise a special bracelet for her birthday
Upon their arrival in Dubai, Hugo immediately sensed a shift in mood from Spencer, and asked him: 'What's gone wrong now'
Spencer replied: 'Things are progressing too quickly with Sophie, I feel like I'm on holiday with my girlfriend.'
Trying to make him see sense Hugo pressed: 'Every guy likes the chase, but how many girls have you chased You've got Sophie out here, she's cool, she's pretty, why not just enjoy yourself'
Inappropriate behaviour: Spencer was all over Louise from the minute they landed in Dubai
Spencer replied ominously: 'I intend to.'
Joining the girls on the beach Spencer asked Louise: 'How come your boyfriend hasn't come'
Louise replied: 'What boyfriend', to which Spencer replied: 'Jamie.'
Watching things develop: Millie Mackintosh noticed that Spencer was being especially flirtatious
Discussed over cocktails: Louise told Millie 'I don't think Jamie could trust Spencer, but he should be able to trust me as I've said I'm over Spencer'
Louise said: 'Jamie's not my boyfriend'
Clearly pleased, Spencer replied: 'On that note, I'm going to go get a bottle of Rose for your birthday.'
then stepped up the charm attack, even applying sun cream to Louise on
the beach, which even she admitted was probably 'crossing the line.'
Ignored: Spencer forgot about Sophie, right, who he had come to Dubai with, and she ended up spending time with Hugo's girlfriend Natalie
Jamie, who was in London engaged in meetings to kick off his sweet business, Candy Kittens, called Louise on her birthday to send his best wishes.
He said: 'Hey little one. I'm so upset I can't be there for your birthday, come back sooner rather than later. I will see you as soon as you get back.'
Millie and Louise both commented in private on Spencer's attention to Louise, but Louise asserted that she would never do anything, saying: 'I don't think Jamie could trust Spencer, but he should be able to trust me as I've said I'm over Spencer.'
Checked in: Jamie Laing called Louise in Dubai to wish her happy birthday and said he'd see her as soon as she got back
Played along: Louise said that she thought Jamie was sweet to call
However Spencer stepped up his game, even breaking off things with a hurt Sophie during Louise's birthday party.
He then found Louise outside and gave her a bracelet to celebrate the occasion.
Spencer won her over with an emotive speech, saying: 'The timing for what I'm about to say is pretty inappropriate, but I just realised I want to spend all my time with you.'
Warned him: Hugo Taylor told Spencer that he should leave Louise alone
'I can understand you thinking I don't deserve any of your attention. I tried to ignore when you picked Jamie. I know it's really inappropriate timing with your birthday and everything.'
The pair then took of into the night for a drive.
The next day Spencer admitted to Hugo: 'We hooked up.'
Told the gang: Spencer said the morning after 'we went for a little drive and just happened not to come back'
Looking out for Jamie: Francis Boulle had said he'd watch to see whether anything happened between Louise and Spencer on Jamie's behalf
Hugo responded: 'You hooked up with the girl that your best friend is dating. Just to put it into black and white.'
Spencer replied: 'Jamie is one of my nearest and dearest, but I just can't ignore the feelings that I have for Louise this time.'
Meanwhile Millie presented a contrite Louise with a present from Jamie, which arrived for her at their hotel that morning.
Took it badly: When Laing heard the news he responded 'I knew it'