TOWIE legend and Celebs Go Dating star Pete Wicks might be one of the most desirable men in tellyland and counts some of the most beautiful reality ladies as his exes - including Megan McKenna, Chloe Sims and Shelby Tribble.
He made a name for himself as the resident lothario on TOWIE in 2015 and since then has done the reality TV circuit and, by his own admission, "done every dating show there is".
Despite appearing single, Pete's best pal Sam Thompson recently gave away that he has a mega crush on a Made In Chelsea star in a brand new prank (those boys love a prank).
In the hilarious video, Pete has to prank call someone of Sam's choosing whilst wearing noise cancelling headphones and follow Sam's instructions on what to say. The person in question is Emily Blackwell, who recently split from her ex-boyfriend Harvey Armstrong.
After the call ended, Pete was shocked and annoyed that he was speaking to Emily, who Sam then admitted that he had a huge crush on.
Sam commented, "He was actually more annoyed after this than expected maybe it’s because he fancies Emily Blackwell from Made in Chelsea? 👀😂"
Despite constantly being linked to mystery women and his stints on dating shows, Pete is currently a single man and is enjoying it.
In an exclusive chat with Closer back in 2021, Pete told us, "I haven’t done a lot of dating, believe it or not. I’m enjoying having a bit of a time off. I believe in the fairy tale, I believe in soulmates... Hopefully one day, that’ll happen for me."
CHECK OUT: a complete guide to Pete Wicks' dating life
Pete Wicks relationship history
He might be one of the most desirable men in tellyland but Pete's not got loads of proper relationships to his name (in fact, that makes sense). Instead he's got a string of romantic liaisons under his belt.
Way back in 2015, shortly after joining TOWIE, Pete and Jess struck up a romantic connection but their boat was rocked when she drunkenly snogged fellow cast mate Lewis Bloor. "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," said Pete at the time."But we're not really compatible relationship-wise. We'll always have a bit of chemistry but we're better off as friends."
Jess is the sister of TOWIE OG and household name Mark Wright, but has gone on to have a killer career of her own. She had some success as a singer after signing a three-single deal with All Around the World records and is now a popular Instagram influencer. In 2020 she announced she was engaged to her CEO boyfriend, William Lee-Kemp.
Next of the TOWIE conquests was Verity Chapman, who joined the cast in 2015 and fell out with almost all the female cast, lasting on the show just a year. She did catch the eye of Pete though during her brief stint, and the pair were romantically linked after sharing a kiss.
Verity also briefly dated Made in Chelsea's resident lothario Spencer Matthews but is now loved up with a boyfriend out of the public eye. She runs Verity's Brow Bar in north London and is qualified in administering filler and microblading.
Pete and Harriette dated before he entered the spotlight but she quickly followed suit, appearing on Ex on the Beach in 2017 alongside Charlotte Dawson and even hinting she would love to join TOWIE. "If the situation was right and the storyline was right I would most definitely join TOWIE. I would shake it up," she said."It needs shaking up. It feels like the same old stories – she cheated on him, he cheated on her, blah blah… I feel like they need someone in there to rock the boat and I could do it."
She's done the rounds in reality TV and was linked to Aaron Chalmers from Geordie Shore. However, she's now all loved up with boyfriend Taser Hassan and announced in 2020 that they are having a baby girl. She now has a son, Hudson, with Belle from Love Island's brother, Taşer Hassan.
Arguably his most high profile relationship, Pete dated Megan for a year and a half in 2016 but their relationship turned sour - which was all caught on TOWIE for all to see. They eventually broke up after Megan couldn't get over infidelity claims with Pete reportedly sexting his ex and their relationship became 'toxic'.
One of TOWIE's biggest stars, in recent years Megan has been focusing on her music career as she tries to carve out a space for her favourite genre, country, in the UK. She won The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019.And - PLOT TWIST - Megan also signed up to the Celebrity Dating Agency in 2019 where she filmed with Pete for the first time since their split and put their bad blood behind them. Meg has since split from her super secret boyfriend Josh Riley.
The ex in question was Jacqui Ryland, an ex-glamour model. In 2017 she went public with sexts from Pete and said, "It was the whole thing about girl code."It wasn't about being fame-hungry...it was to tell Megan, 'Don't be fooled by all this'. I think from her point of view it was 100 per cent genuine, but from his, not so much."
Jacqui now describes herself as a "fashion and fitness influencer" and has 108k followers on Instagram. She's a mum to two sons and a daughter, who she keeps off social media.
His next serious relationship was with another TOWIE cast member (and Megan lookalike) Shelby Tribble, who he dated in 2018. Following their split after Pete was (once again) caught sexting other women, Shelby said, "To be honest, I always felt like I was living in Megan's shadow, because when we first got together he used to mention her a lot."My relationships have taught me not to change who you are for a man."
Shelby also spoke out about her 'heartbreak' following the revelations that Pete had sent a number of flirty and x-rated texts to multiple women while he was with her.Speaking to The Sun, Shelby explained: "I was devastated, I thought he was The One but after reading those texts I was left heartbroken."The TOWIE newbie revealed she discovered the messages, including naked images sent from several women, the day before she was due to join Pete at a friends wedding in Croatia. Shelby also admitted that many of Pete's messages were sent while she was in bed asleep and Pete was in the same house but downstairs on his sofa.
It's also claimed that Pete had messaged one woman asking her join the Mile High Club with him, and told another to 'stop putting up sexy pictures'.“I don’t know any of the girls personally but I was aware of them from Instagram," Shelby added. "There were a lot of messages – it wasn’t just with one or two girls, there were at least ten.”
Shelby is now happily loved up with fellow former TOWIE star Sam Mucklow and in 2020 they welcomed a baby boy Abel.
Pete was linked to Love Island star Megan after the two of them reportedly disappeared together during a wild night out at a strip club while she was still with Wes Nelson. He was swift to slam the claims, though, saying, "Do you know what, it's so ridiculous. At the minute I seem to be getting links with a new person every week.""Obviously Megan's in a relationship, seems really happy, it's like a friendly thing. It's turning into a bit of a pantomime. It's just ridiculous. There's no truth in any of it. I just seem to get typecast as being some sort of pantomime villain at the minute."
After breaking up with Wes, Megan went on to star on the following season of Celebs Go Dating where she found love with fellow celeb, TOWIE's Demi Sims. After that relationship broke down, Megan dated musician Chelcee Grimes and has most recently been linked to Pete's best pal James Lock ('Lockie").
Pete had some successful dates on Celebs Go Dating but shortly after starring announced he'd gone official with a girl not on the show, Georgina Mullins, after meeting on Instagram. "I met someone recently who has been a bit of a game changer," he said. "I'm with someone now who is a lovely girl. She's not from Essex and I'm out of the game."We are dating exclusively and I am really, really happy. She's not like anyone I have dated before."The relationship soon fizzled out and Georgia has disappeared off social media.
Despite always insisting they were just friends and telling Closer with his OWN MOUTH they'd never go there in 2019 (how could you, Pete?) in October 2020 it was finally revealed they'd been friends with benefits for TWO years but Chloe was left hurt after he admitted that he 'couldn't give her what she wanted'. The pair are no longer close.
Following his on/off romance with Chloe, the long-haired lothario enjoyed a 'flirty friendship' with co-star Ella Rae Wise after lockdown in 2020. Despite the pair sharing a kiss, nothing came of their relationship. Ella said at the time, "When I said to the girls, 'We're quite flirty,' I think they took it as a little thing; they didn't realise how flirty we were. Even the show producers said, 'We can sit there and watch you look at each other.' He's got really good chat."
Ella continued, Everyone’s really worried about me getting hurt, but I can turn my feelings on and off. If I’m getting an inkling of, ‘Hold on a minute, he’s going to do me over here,’ then I’ll take a step back.“Pete hasn’t got the best track record when it comes to that and I’ve been hurt before, so I’m focusing on myself right now. But never say never – if it happens, it happens. I’m not going put pressure on the situation. If it’s meant to be, it’ll find its way.”
If Pete does meet someone one day, the lucky lady in question is going to have to fit in with his life as a dog dad, as he's devoted to his pet pooches.
Speaking about his home life, Pete explained, "I really want to get another one, but the problem is, Peggy is nuts! She hates everyone and everything, apart from me and my other dog.
"But without them, the past couple of years would have been a nightmare. I lived alone through lockdown, so they just helped everything make sense to me. They’re like my kids – I’m a sad, single dog dad. Dogs are better than kids – f--k having kids!"