Samantha 'Sam' Wood is a fictional character in the ITV sitcom Benidorm, created by an English comedy writer and actor, Darren Litten. She was introduced in Series 4 with her friend Natalie (Kathryn Drysdale) and later returned in Series 5 with Trudy (Michelle Butterly). She wasn't afraid to tell people what she thought of them! It seems when Sam has had a few drinks she gets herself into trouble... this includes breaking her leg whilst our clubbing, and having sex with someone rather unsuitable in the pool's shower!
Series 4 Edit
Sam arrives at the Solona with her friend Natalie (Kathryn Drysdale). Sam gets annoyed when Liam (Adam Gillen) consistently flirts with Natalie! He takes them both to the club where Sam has one to many and falls of the stage which causes her to break her leg! Later in the season Mateo (Jake Canuso) starts flirting with Natalie which annoys Sam as she finds out he is married with kids! Sam tricks Mateo into receiving a free treatment from her old friend Kerry Bental who owns a beauty salon. Kerry ends up stealing Mateo's clothes and throws him out in the street in the nude!
Series 5 Edit
Sam is back, this time with a new Liverpudlian friend, Trudy (Michelle Butterly). They are after 24 hour fun and won't let anything stand in there way! The new Karaoke singer Asa Elliott catches Sams eye and when she tries to get up on stage to sing with him she trips and breaks her arm! When Jack (Elliott Jordan) arrives at the Solona Sam and Trudy start flirting with him however they find out he is only intrested in Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran). Sam bets Trudy that she can't be lady like for 24 hours and when they try to go on a booze cruise they wont let Trudy on board as she is too old! Therefore Sam goes on by herself however her chances of romance is ruined when Liam brings a group of young swimmers on board. Sam and Liam get closer and when Sam gets drunk she ends up snogging Liam! Trudy tells Sam that Liam slept with her without protection! This turns out to be a trick however Sam gets her own back by telling them she is pregnant with Liams baby although this was also a trick! In the final episode of the season Sam ends up getting closer with Asa who ends up giving her his number.
It was confirmed in late-2016 that Longworth was reprising her role as Sam in the ninth series of Benidorm - it was also confirmed Sam will return to the Solana, not as a holiday-maker, but as the newest member of the Solana staff.