EXCLUSIVE: Demi Sims breaks silence on TOWIE ‘reunion’ with Megan Barton-Hanson

Her ex is rumoured to join the show alongside new boyfriend James Lock

Demi Sims Megan Barton-Hanson TOWIE reunion

by Nathan Katnoria |

Bumping into your ex can be awkward at the best of times, let alone when you happen to run into them and their new beau at one of your usual haunts. But that’s a situation that Demi Sims could soon find herself in following reports that her former flame Megan Barton-Hanson could be joining the cast of TOWIE after going official with James Lock.

Demi and Megan enjoyed a whirlwind romance in the summer of 2019 after meeting on Celebs Go Dating but it all ended in tears that September when the youngest Sims sister claimed she was dumped by the Love Island star just one day after filming ended and accused her of “messaging someone else behind [her] back”.

Fast forward two years and the exes could be set to come face to face once again, but it sounds like Demi isn’t actually too bothered by the prospect.

Demi Sims Megan Barton-Hanson TOWIE reunion
Demi and Megan met on Celebs Go Dating in 2019 ©E4

Speaking exclusively to Closer ahead of the new series of Celeb Ex in the City, Demi explained, “I filmed a show called Eating With My Ex with Megan last December and we just cleared the air and left it there, so if she comes on the show with Lockie then good luck to them.

“I don’t know [if she will] as we’ve only got a couple of weeks left of filming.”

When asked how she feels about her ex moving on with one of her pals, Demi added, “It’s just Essex init.”

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Mark and Sam's on/off relationship goes all the way back to when she was 16 and they met on MySpace (aw, those were the days). They briefly dated during their time on TOWIE but were never able to give things a proper go before he quit the show in 2011.

TOWIE viewers have seen Demi open up about her love life in recent weeks as she admitted she’s still “figuring [herself] out”.

“I’ve always dated girls since I came out. I don’t think I could date a guy, I don’t think I’ve got an emotional connection with a man, but then what does that mean? Because I can still have the initial attraction. I don’t know if that makes me gay [or] if that makes me bi,” she told her sisters Chloe and Frankie.

Celeb Ex in the City will see the 25 year old go on a blind date with a brand new love interest and Demi told us she was open to meeting someone new.

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"I told them my preferences in a guy and a girl and it was up to them whatever they gave me but they hit the nail on the head," Demi said.

She added, “I was newly single at the time. This was the first time I dated since the break-up so I was excited just to have a bit of flirting, even if it was one of my exes.

“I was just excited for someone to give me butterflies again.”

The reality star remained tight-lipped on if she saw her date again after the show but did admit she was still single.

Celeb Ex in the City premieres Wednesday 20 October at 9pm on MTV.

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