TOWIE: hang on, how did we forget that PETE WICKS and GEMMA COLLINS were once a thing?

Well, sort of

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by Closer staff |
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It is basically a full time job trying to keep up with the TOWIE cast's love lives. In fact, it's the main part of our actual job, now that we think about it.

At the moment the biggest scandal revolves around the Dan Edgar xElla Rae Wise x Amber Turner not-quite love triangle.

Are Ella and Dan still smooching 24/7? Does Amber have a secret lover in Dubai? Does Amber even care that Dan is having it off with the girl he was accused of cheating on her with? Is Chloe Meadows OK? We don't think she's commented on Dan and Ambers relationship for approximately three days now.

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Pete Wicks ©Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hilton

But the Dan and Ella love affair is nothing compared to the antics former TOWIE star turned podcaster, Pete Wicks, got up to in his heyday as Essex's most eligible bachelor, including...a kiss with The GC herself.

Before his chaotic relationship with Megan McKenna, and his secret dalliance withChloe Sims, Pete shared a snog with Gemma Collins and how did we possibly forget this iconic duo was ever a thing?

Back in 2015, Pete was caught smooching with Gemma under the mistletoe when she returned to TOWIE for a short Christmas cameo and what a duo they would have been.

"I was just, you know, feeling a bit fruity," Pete confessed, speaking exclusively to Closer. "Nice to see her again, I missed her."

gemma and Pete shared a kiss ©Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage

We ALL miss Gemma and her hilarious one-liners but nowadays she's all loved up with Rami Awash, living her best life which includes fancy holidays, looking glam all the time and making us hella jealous.

"It's Christmas time and all that," Pete said at the time. “She had her mistletoe up, I couldn't resist."

Pirate Pete also, briefly, dated Jess Wright during his TOWIE stint, and he also chatted about their relationship and what went down between them.

“It’s the same as it always is with me and Jess. We’re like friends that flirt," he revealed. “We went up to Scotland - I hadn’t seen her since Nanny Pat’s party, so it was nice to see her."

Now Pete thinks he and Jess would be better off as friends – sob!

“I think after the whole Lewis Bloor thing, it kind of made me realise I don’t want to fall out with her because I’ve always said I love her as a person. We nearly fell out over that.”

Jess is now married to William Lee-Kemp and the couple have a son together called Presley.

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Pete with bestie sam and zara © (Photo by CARLOS JASSO/AFP via Getty Images)

As for Pete, well he is busy third-wheeling with BFF Sam Thompson and Sam's Love Island bae, Zara McDermott.

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