TOWIE's hottest hunk, Pete Wicks, talks about the new lady in his life...

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How do you cope being such 
a sex icon, Pete?
[Laughs] I don’t see myself as 
a sex icon – I’m more of a hairy homeless-looking person. I get embarrassed. I’m just a normal geezer. It’s surreal.

What’s going on with you and your old TOWIE co-star Jess Wright now?
I love her loads. I think she’s an absolute sweetheart. She’ll make a great girlfriend for someone but it ain’t gonna be me. We’ll always be flirty and friendly, though.

Why not?
I’m not her type. I’m too rough and ready for Jess. I’m like the stable boy and she’s like a princess. I wanted to get to know her more but I don’t think it’ll happen now. I think that pirate ship has sailed.

How are things between you and Lewis Bloor now?
He kissed Jess when they were drunk but it wasn’t a big deal because we were both single. 
I just think he’s got no morals 
and he’s not really a man. The way he dealt with it says more about him than the kiss. I think he’s a smug, horrible little man. He’s an irrelevant person to me. He’ll never be my friend because I can’t trust him. He’s a 6ft 4in bitch who doesn’t know what 
he wants in life.

What do you mean?
One minute, he’s like: 
‘I want to have kids with Nicole Bass,’ then he’s off kissing everyone else. Be 
a man and make your 
mind up! I pity him.

Lewis isn’t here today. Is 
that because you can’t be 
in the same room?
If he was here I’d probably want to jump up and down 
on his head, but I’m too old. If 
I have an option to not be in a room with him, I’d rather not.

What about other girls? Tell us about this new lady friend of yours…
I went out for a few drinks with a ‘friend’ of mine [laughs]. We’ve known each other for quite a while and have been seeing each other for a few weeks. I’m Mr Single. I’m too old to be single now, though, 
so it would be nice to chill out 
a bit and have date nights and someone to look after my dogs and make 
me breakfast.

TOWIE's Pete Wicks with Riah Read

Pete is now dating Riah Reed

Describe your 
ideal woman…
Dark hair, blue eyes. She doesn’t have to have tattoos. I like wild, but not the type that’s going to swing from the chandelier and piss in your mouth. That’s not what I want! I want an ambitious bird with a bit of fight in her 
– someone a bit adventurous.

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Is it true you dated Cici, the waitress from First Dates?
No! I don’t know where that 
story came from. She seems 
like a lovely girl, though.

Would you ever cut your hair?
I’d have a skinhead like I used to, but I’m not ready for that yet. I’ve got so many more tattoos now that if I had 
a skinhead I’d look like I’d just broken out of prison, so I don’t know. I’ve got a lot 
of grey hairs 
at the moment – they’ve just started appearing.

Why don’t you dye it?
No, then you stop being a geezer.

You don’t have to tell anyone…
Well I’ve just f***ing told you!
If I did it now, it’d be a bit 
obvious. I’d look like f***ing Captain Hook.

Would you ever have a girl’s name tattooed on you?
Maybe my wife’s name if I got married. I’d like to get married just once. My mum and dad got divorced when I was young. 
I wouldn’t get into a relationship with anyone unless I wanted 
it to last. I’d rather stay single until I find that person.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for a woman?
I was seeing someone at Christmas and her dog died, 
so I bought her a sausage dog. 
But it’s little things, like a cup 
of tea in bed – not taking someone on a helicopter!

What’s the most awkward sex you’ve ever had?
I’m really close to my bulldog Ernest and he sleeps in bed with me. If I have a girl in there, he 
gets really jealous – he thinks it’s his bed, so he doesn’t like other people in it. There’s, uh, ‘times’ he shouldn’t be in it – so he sits in the corner and watches. I don’t have the heart to put him outside! He can’t breathe very well, 
either, so he’s just there, heavy breathing in the corner – it’s really awkward! Essentially, 
I’m having sex in his bed.

Amy Brookbanks