TOWIE’s Diags FINALLY goes public with relationship….and it’s not with Angel Bo Stanley 😱😂

Angel's Absolutely Ascot cast mate Mia Sully has joined the cast for filming but she's notably absent

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by Nathan Katnoria |

He's one of the show's longest running stars, but James Bennewith, or Diags as he's known to absolutely everyone except maybe his mum, is better known for his friendships than his romances on the show.

There was one, longish, turbulent relationship with Fran Parman, that honestly got pretty cringe by the end. We've seen him on a date (singular) with Kady McDemott's pal Jodie Charles, he snogged Demi Sims (off camera), and he most recently romanced Chloe Brockett’s pal Angel in series 28. Angel's Absolutely Ascot cast mate Mia Sully has joined the cast for filming but she's notably absent, which probably means that she's not going on any dates with Diags.

But has Diags finally found The One?

Well, in a new Instagram post, Diags shared a snap of himself on a cute date with his co-star and 'the bruv of his life' Dan Edgar, who is currently in a relationship with Amber Turner.

Sorry, we got you all excited for a second there didn't we.

Cheeky co-stars rushed to say how 'coupley' the pair looked, with Chloe Meadows writing, "You look like a couple here", who which Diags replied, "we are, Amber just keeps getting in the way."

Amber also commented, "Babe 1 & Babe 2."

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Could snacking on onions be behind Diags' single status? ©ITV

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TOWIE's Diags: who are his ex-girlfriends?

TOWIE Diags girlfriend Fran Parman
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Diags' longest-running relationship was with Fran Parman who he dated for three years. Their romance was documented on TOWIE after she joined the show as his housemate. Fran first dated Diags' best mate Tom Pearce but things soon fizzled out between them, with the housemates then going on to take their relationship to the next level.Fran and Diags split in 2017 but when she returned to TOWIE last year, she revealed to pals Nicole Bass and Clelia Theodorou that they'd carried on sleeping together following the breakdown of their relationship up until 2019. The former couple later came face to face for the first time in a year in scenes which viewers branded "awkward" as Diags struggled to string a sentence together upon seeing his ex.

TOWIE Diags girlfriend Jodie Charles
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Remember when Love Island legend Kady McDermott joined TOWIE alongside then-boyfriend Myles Barnett back in 2018? At the time, she tried to set Diags up with best pal Jodie Charles but her efforts at playing Cupid didn't exactly go to plan when he admitted there was "no chemistry" between them. Added to that, there was huge Essex DRAMZ between Kady and now-axed co-stars Chloe Green and Courtney Meadows when they commented, "the bigger the hoop, the bigger the whore." Ouch.Gatsby and Tommy Mallet later made Diags come clean to Jodie and confess he didn't want to see her again in a rather awkward phone call.

TOWIE Diags girlfriend Sophie Ernault
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Three years after splitting from Fran, Diags' fans thought he'd finally found The One when he went public with Sophie Ernault in August 2020.The pair had already been dating for six months after meeting while volunteering in Uganda for charity The Abode Project but kept their relationship under wraps until she posted a mirror selfie of them with the caption, "We have fun ud83eudd0d."Although everyone had high hopes for their romance, Diags and Sophie just weren't able to make things last and split months later.

TOWIE Diags girlfriend Demi Sims
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Demi Sims found herself in an unexpected love triangle when TOWIE returned to our screens back in September as it came to light that she and Diags had shared a secret smooch on a night out, while Roman Hackett was also interested in her.While Demi didn't end up pursuing a romance with either party, Diags insisted he'll "always be close friends" with the youngest Sims sister.

TOWIE Diags girlfriend Amy
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Demi wasn't Diags' only flame in the latest series of TOWIE as he also dated Amy after meeting her while speed dating. They went on a double date with Roman and Alex but things got a little bit awkward when Amy's secret history with Roman came to light.Things didn't work out for Diags and Amy but he did later admit that they'd also enjoyed dinner and drinks off camera.

TOWIE Diags girlfriend Angel Bo Stanley
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Absolutely Ascot star Angel Bo Stanley appeared in the latest episode of TOWIE alongside her friend Chloe Brockett as they attended Dan Edgar's Halloween party and it was here that she caught the eye of Diags.It remains to be seen whether romance will blossom but we've got everything crossed for them.

Diags split with Fran came as quite the shock four years ago when he suddenly revealed he was single during an episode of TOWIE with no explanation.

However, Fran later spoke out to reveal the reason for their break-up following an argument over a trip to Ibiza.

“We’d booked Ibiza and we’d just moved into a new flat and he was like, 'look, we can’t fully enjoy ourselves, we’re gonna have to go next year,' and I said, ‘fine, I totally understand that’ and then he just come in like, 'right, I’m going to Ibiza with the boys this weekend'.

“I said, 'it’s not about you going out with your mates. You don’t take me out. I’m just sitting indoors all the time and it’s not fair'. But he just couldn’t see that.

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“So I was like, 'I’m going to go to Marbella with Georgia [Harrison]' and he didn’t like that. But I was just like, 'you know what, I’m doing it. I’ve got to be strong and I’m gonna do this'”, she told OK! magazine.

Following her return from Spain, Fran wanted to work on her relationship with Diags but he wasn’t interested in hearing her out.

“I thought, 'three and a half years is a long time, I want to work at this, I love this kid and I don’t want to break up with him'. He just said, 'yeah, we’re not working,' and I was like, ‘what?' and he was like, 'we don’t work anymore' and that was it. I had to pack my stuff and go."

Although they ended their relationship then and there, Fran later revealed she and Diags had continued sleeping together until 2019 when she returned to TOWIE last year. She later had a rather awkward reunion with her ex, who was clearly gobsmacked when he saw her.

“Ah man Diags looked so awkward when he saw Fran,” tweeted one viewer at the time, while another added, “Diags’ face when Fran walked over… the awkwardness!”

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