Reports she's seeing boyband singer

EastEnders’ Shona McGarty has started dating again just a few weeks after dumping fellow ‘Enders star and Dancing On Ice contestant Matt Lapinskas.

Shona, 21, ended her 17-month romance with Matt just before his 24th birthday recently.

Now it’s been reported that she and musician Ryan Wilkins, 22, from new boyband Projekt Weekend, are an item.

‘They’ve known each other a short while and things are going well,’ a friend tells The Sunday People.

‘She wasn’t looking for a relationship as she’d just split up from Matt and they were very much in love.

‘But she and Ryan have bonded over their love of music, as she also sings and would love to be a recording artist.’

Although the pal says ‘it’s early days’ the couple apparently have more dates set up – so watch this space.

Meanwhile, Matt, who met Shona when he also starred in EastEnders, has turned to skating partner Brianne Delcourt for comfort and the pair have been seen out together since starring in the ice-skating show.

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