PETE Wicks has dropped major hints he’s failed to find love again on Celebs Go Dating.
The TOWIE veteran, 34, dubbed himself “the Ian Beale of reality TV” – referring to the longstanding EastEnders soap character – as he branded his latest matchmaking stint a “f**king nightmare” in an exclusive chat with The Sun.
In a candid analysis of why he is still single, following his latest unexpected reunion with on-off ex Towie star Megan McKenna, he told us: “No f**ker will put up with me!
“I think it’s because I believe in soulmates, marriage and kids and all that stuff.
“But I would rather stay on my own than settle for anything other than exactly what I feel like I want, if that makes sense?
“I believe in the fairy tale, I want the fairy tale. I just haven’t had it yet.”
Addressing why he signed up for E4 series Celebs Go Dating for the third time running, Pete said: “I’m 34, I’m still single so I need as much help as I can get.
“Also, I think I’m in a different head space to the way I have been before. I’m a bit older, a bit wiser. So trying to do things differently.”
Yet Pete, dubbed Pirate Pete by fans, dropped another huge hint things had not gone to plan.
He dubbed his friendship with Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson as “the only successful relationship to come out of Celebs Go Dating so far” – suggesting he has exited the experiment girlfriend-free.
Earlier this year, Pete appeared to get close to a mystery blonde on the Celebs Go Dating set.
It came after he was thought to have rekindled his romance with fellow Towie star Ella Rae Wise.
The pair looked to have rekindled their flame as they were also seen enjoying a kiss and cosy embrace after the ITV Summer Party last month.
The unexpected smooch followed their brief romance during last year’s series of Towie swiftly fizzled out over their 11-year age gap.
Before appearing on Towie, Pete dated former Ex on The Beach star Harriette Harper.
He then reportedly had a fling off camera with Verity Chapman who appeared on the reality show in 2015.
Pete starting dating Megan McKenna, with their tumultuous relationship documented on Towie. The pair split in 2017 after a year-and-a half together when Pete was caught supposedly texting other women including Instagram model Jacqui Ryland.
The exes got back together later in 2017, but shortly split again .
Pete then had another failed romance with Towie star Shelby Tribble, who dumped him as she felt like a “rebound” after his toxic relationship with Megan.
In February 2019 Pete got together with mum-of-one, Georgina Elizabeth Mullins after appearing on Channel 4’s Celebs Go Dating, but they split not long after.
In 2020 it was revealed he had been in a relationship with Towie co-star and best pal Chloe Sims.