TOWIE newbie Dan has been dating a girl who went to school with Sam and Billie Faiers!

Gemma Collins and co may have been gushing over him during last Sunday’s episode of TOWIE when he made his debut appearance – but newbie Dan Edgar will NOT be looking for love on the show.

During an exclusive chat with Now, Dan revealed all about his secret girlfriend Katie Wright who he’s been ‘on and off with’ for years now.

In fact, despite being hailed as a bit of a ladies’ man, Dan’s actually spent most of his life in relationships and has never been properly single.

Which will sadly come as a shock to Jessica Wright who seemed to be hoping sparks might fly between her and the former electrician as they flirted up a storm during one scene.

Awkward!

Dan revealed: ‘Obviously it’s been a bit of a change, but Katie’s been really supportive of me joining the show. I’m not sure what’s going on right now though, or if we’re even together.

‘She went to school with Sam and Billie Faiers, and knows a lot of the girls on the show – but she’d never join. She’s got a good job and is a very private person.’

So are they on? Or are they off? That’s the question we’re all wondering.

And a question Dan (who has a very nice beard, just FYI) doesn’t seem too sure of himself.

‘It’s so complicated at the minute, especially with the show. I was with her for a very long time, and I’m not sure what’s happening.’

Okaaaay then!

So to summarise:

1. Dan may/may not be single. He’s not sure, we’re not sure. It’s complicated.

2. His on/off girlfriend Katie Wright is no relation to the actual Wrights… as in, Mark Wright.

3. He has a nice face. And beard. And if Katie doesn’t want to have him, we will.

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Joshua Fox