Essex meets the East End for lunch

We couldn’t believe it when we saw Natalie Cassidy all done up for a date with TOWIE oldster Mick Norcross!

So has the ex-EastEnders actress, 28 – who recently reunited with Adam Cottrell – been caught out having a romantic moment with Kirk Norcross‘s flirty dad?

Well, although Mick, 48, loves a younger lady, we have it on good authority this little lunch was purely platonic.

*Breathessighofrelief*

Read the best celebrity gossip – and see the snap of Natalie Cassidy with Mick Norcross – in the latest issue of Now magazine dated 12 March 2012, out now!

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