This sounds pretty nasty...

Pete Wicks has had a terrifying experience whilst filming Celebrity Island after reportedly being attacked by a SHARK.

Yep, the TOWIE star was said to have been left bloodied following the incident – which happened when he was fishing for food on the uninhabited Pacific island – and required urgent medical attention.

Fortunately Pete, 29, quickly got the help he needed but it didn’t stop panic from spreading amongst fellow islanders.

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‘Pete and the rest of the Islanders were checking their fishing nets when he was attacked by the shark,’ a source tells The Sun Online. ‘It just came out of nowhere and bit his hand.

‘It was terrifying – there was blood everywhere and everyone was panicking and trying to run out of the water.’

The bite must have been pretty nasty as Pete was seen still sporting a bandage on his hand when he returned home from filming last month.

‘No one knew what was going on, but show medics managed to get him cleaned and bandaged up. He was still wearing the dressing on the plane home,’ the insider explains.

It’s not surprising then that Pete was so happy to be reunited with his beloved dogs after landing back in the UK.

Pete has joined a host of stars taking part in the new series of Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island, which sees the celebrities attempt to survive for five weeks on the island in aid of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign.

Others rumoured to have jetted off for the gruelling experience include actress Roxanne Pallett, singer Martin Kemp and entrepreneur Jo Wood.

Whilst we’ll have to wait and see how the stars got on when the show airs later this year, Pete recently confessed that his weight plummeted due to the difficult conditions and admits he’s struggled to readjust since returning home.

‘You think you’re going to be able to come back and scoff as much as you want, but you physically can’t,’ the TV star explained last week.

‘I’ve been really struggling ever since. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, without a doubt.

‘It’s not like Big Brother when you’re sat around not doing anything every day.

‘We had to do everything – find food, search for water and collect wood – or else we wouldn’t survive. It was tough.’

Cripes, well we’re glad to have you back in one piece, Pete!