TOWIE bosses brought in a number of newbies for series 28 earlier this year, with Rem Larue, Dani Imbert and Roman Hackett all joining the cast alongside Tommy C. The Lockie-lookalike only popped up towards the end of the series but quickly made an impact as he caught the eye of Frankie Sims.
But just as viewers were getting to know him, it was revealed that he wouldn’t be returning for series 29 after a mass cull which saw the likes of Courtney Green, Chloe Meadows, Ella Wise, Harry Lee and more axed from the show.
Tommy is still on the Essex scene though after coupling up with another of the show’s former cast members. Here’s everything you need to know about him…
Who is Tommy C on TOWIE?
Tommy Cole was a new recruit on The Only Way Is Essex earlier this year, making his debut on Sunday 2nd May for series 28. He was lined up as a potential love interest for Frankie Sims but they barely had time to get to know each other before the series came to end. Tommy wasn't brought back for series 29 after a huge cast shake-up which saw ten stars axed from the ITVBe show.
Who does Tommy C know from TOWIE?
Tommy was introduced as an old pal of Demi Sims but like all TOWIE newbies is a regular on the Essex scene.
What happened with Tommy C and Frankie Sims?
Since her split from Harry Lee last year following a series of ‘blazing rows’, Frankie has been a single pringle but she took a liking to hunky Tommy C when she spotted him while on a night out with her sister Demi.
The pair went on a date while filming but it appears romance didn't blossom between them as she later went public with Love Island's Jack Fincham.
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Is Tommy C dating Clelia Theodorou?
Yep, Clelia confirmed she and Tommy were an item this summer after eagle-eyed fans noticed them dropping flirty comments under each other's Instagram posts. During a Q&A on social media, one of her followers asked, "Are you seeing Tommy? Been together a lot recently?" Clelia then replied, "Lots of these! Yes!"
The loved-up couple regularly post loved-up snaps, including recent pictures from former co-star Nicole Bass' 30th birthday party.
How old is Tommy C?
Tommy is a little older than the other newbies who joined the show at the same time – at 32, he’s closer in age to Pete Wicks, James Lock and Chloe Sims.
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Does Tommy C have kids?
You’d be forgiven for thinking Tommy C was a dad by his Instagram, which is full of family snaps of him and some cute kids, but they’re actually his nieces and nephews. No place for him in the TOWIE parent club, then.
What is Tommy C’s job?
Tommy runs his own clothing brand, Full Blessed Clothing, which has recently launched an online store in America – so it must be doing well.
Was Tommy C on Celebs Go Dating?
Yes he was.
Back in 2018, Tommy got on very well with Love Island's Olivia Attwood. In fact, she picked him as her date for the Celebs Go Dating final in Crete.
Who has Tommy C dated in the past?
As well as romancing Frankie on TOWIE and Olivia on Celebs Go Dating, he's previously dated Sophia Chawki who starred on Britain's Next Top Model in 2017.
Does Tommy C have Instagram?
You can follow Tommy @tommy.cole.