TOWIE's Verity Chapman and Pete Wicks go public with their romance!

She recently told Now that she had set her sights on Pete Wicks and TOWIE star Verity Chapman has stayed true to her word as she was caught kissing the hunk in front of Now! Oo-er!

The show’s newcomer has wasted no time in sparking up a romance with long-haired hottie Pete, 26. After it emerged that she’d hooked up with the stud at Lockie’s house off-screen and had been exchanging texts with him, it seems that things have been heating up nicely for the pair, resulting in the full blown PDA-ing at Thursday’s Now and In The Style’s summer party at the Drury Club. Amazing!

And it looks like there might be more hook-ups between the pair as Verity gushed to Now, ‘Pete’s gorgeous we’re having lots of fun together!’

An eyewitness said the lovebirds were inseparable on the night. ‘They looked besotted with and spent the entire evening together. They couldn’t take their hands off each other and were openly kissing in the club in front of fellow TOWIE cast and celebs including Charlotte Crosby, Carol McGiffin, Katie Price and her husband Kieran,’ they said, adding: ‘While Pete was more shy, Verity’s hands were all over her new beau!’

Last week, part time beautician Verity, 24, told Now: ‘All my eyes are on Pete at the moment. He is a right gentleman and I really enjoy his company- he is really cool.’

Verity, who is reportedly a ‘former flame’ of Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews and kissed TOWIE’s Jake Hall when he was on a break with Chloe Lewis, said: We have been hanging out. I think we are going to go on a date. I said to him yesterday, ‘I’m going on a diet’, and he said, ‘who am I going to have dinner with then?’, and I said, ‘You haven’t taken me for dinner yet’, and then he goes, ‘Oh I better take you for dinner then.’

We imagine Jess Wright – who enjoyed a bit of a flirt with Pete earlier in the series and who had a run-in with Verity after she stroked Lockie’s arm in front of Lockie’s ex Danielle Armstrong – might not be best pleased about these pictures.

Who is TOWIE new girl Verity Chapman?

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