As the most recent series of TOWIE continues to be hella dramatic, it has us reminiscing about the good old days.
Another cast member who was part of TOWIE's golden age and left the show nearly a decade ago is Tom Pearce.
The blue-eyed charmer joined the series as the bestie of TOWIE icon Joey Essex and was a key cast member for two years before leaving in 2014.
Who is Tom Pearce?
Tom is a former reality star who rose to fame on TOWIE when he joined the cast alongside his best friends Joey Essex and Diags in 2012.
Why did Tom Pearce quit TOWIE?
Tom announced he was quitting TOWIE in 2014 – two years after he joined the show – to focus on his career as an equity broker.
"After nearly three years I just thought it was time. Most of my friends are no longer on the show apart from Diags. I feel like I’ve done everything I can storyline-wise. I want to concentrate on my job in the City as an equity broker," the economics graduate told The Sun at the time.
Who is Tom Pearce's girlfriend?
Tom announced he was engaged to his girlfriend Rebecca Walker in July 2022 after he got down on one knee during a romantic trip to Bali. It's not known when they first began dating, although they went public with their relationship on Instagram in 2019.
Rebecca is a registered medical grade skin specialist and eyelash technician who splits her time between Manchester, London and Dubai.
Alongside the picture, Tom simply wrote, “The girl said yes! 💍.”
Tom was inundated with congratulations from his celeb pals – including long-term besties Joey and Diags – in the comments section.
Joey wrote, “Congratulations my brother ❤️👏,” while Diags commented, “Congratulations Tommy P ❤️ you pair of sexy lil mofos 🥂🍾💍.”
Chloe Sims, who recently quit TOWIE to launch a new reality show with her sisters Frankie and Demi and their brother Charlie, added, “Congrats Tom 👏🙌❤️.”
Who has Tom Pearce dated?
Prior to his relationship with Rebecca, Tom dated Made in Chelseastar Emily Blackwell. They went public in November 2018 after months of rumours when he shared snaps of them celebrating her 22nd birthday, however they split less than a year later.
He was also involved in a love triangle with best pal Diags and Fran Parman.
Hang on, did Tom Pearce date Megan McKenna?
Tom and Megan McKenna are both TOWIE legends in their own right and although they didn't appear on the show at the same time, it seems the pair have been romantically involved after they were pictured leaving a nightclub together and locking lips as they got in a taxi in 2012.
Megan joined the Brentwood-based reality show four years later and dated co-star Pete Wicks.
Does Tom Pearce have Instagram?
Yep, although it is currently set to private: @tom_pearce.