Is that Pete Wicks? Latest Survival Of The Fittest lad looks EXACTLY like TOWIE star

We had to double take…

So, while we’re all dreaming about long summer days and picnics in the park – Survival Of The Fittest is here to fill the LoveIsland-shaped-hole in our lives.

In case you haven’t been keeping up, the ITV2 show pits Girls and Boys against each other in a load of mental and physical challenges while they all compete to win a massive cash prize.

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In the latest dramatic episode, MEGA hunk Joel Bennett was the second lad to be booted off after failing to hit it off with his fellow stars.

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But while we’re sad to see him go, it’s Joel’s replacement that has really got people talking as it turns out he looks exactly like our fave TOWIE boy Pete Wicks.

Welcome to the lodge, Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson looks like Pete Wicks

With his distinctive shoulder-length hair, HUGE tattoos and rugged facial hair, you can see what we mean about the similarities.

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While 26-year-old Tom hasn’t got the same piercing blue eyes as Pirate Pete, he IS clearly a gym-goer like our Essex lad and works as a personal trainer in Nottingham.

If that wasn’t enough, the Survival Of The Fittest newbie also shares the reality star’s love of dogs, as he said before going on the show: ‘I’m going to miss my dog called Sammy. I’m not scared of anything in there but I will miss my dog.’ Spooky!

And like Pete – who dated TOWIE co-star Megan McKenna for a year – Tom is clearly a hit with the ladies as he also added: ‘I’m definitely open to love.

‘I’m looking for someone smaller than me who is cute looking. Everyone expects me to go for tall girls but I like a small girl to look after her.’

Speaking about what he’s not looking for, Tom added: ‘The type of girl who would be a nightmare would be someone who is two faced.

‘I like to be real with people so be real with me. I don’t like arrogance in a guy. I’m confident and people assume I’m arrogant, but I’m not.’

We’re predicting some TOWIE-style drama when Tom enters the Lodge…

Fans go wild for Love Island’s Amber Davies’ new hair

The Love Island star changed up her look for the Brit Awards in London

Ever since she won Love Island with her now ex-boyfriend Kem Cetinay last summer, Amber Davies can do no wrong with her loyal fans.

And that didn’t change on Wednesday night when the petite brunette debuted a shorter hair ‘do at the Brit Awards – sending her 1.6 million Instagram followers wild.

Posing for a Boomerang on Instagram, the 21-year-old asked, ‘What we thinking of the shorter hair?’

Filled with praise for the reality TV star’s new and improved look, one fan gushed, ‘Omg I love your hair like this!! It suits you so much.’

Another said, ‘So much nicer short.’

Having recently split from her Love Island beau, Amber was linked to TOWIE hunk Pete Wicks, but the pair have since unfollowed one another on social media.

You know what they say about washing that man right out of your hair, Ambs!

Love Island’s Olivia Buckland lands HUGE presenting gig

She’s planning her dream wedding and now the Love Island beauty will be helping other brides down the aisle…

Olivia Buckland is using her wedding planning experience to help other women down the aisle – with a twist!

It’s been confirmed Olivia will host a brand new series called Second Chance Dresses, in which she will help brides-to-be track down the perfect dress on the pre-loved market.

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In each episode Love Island star Olivia will travel around the country, taking a lucky bride-to-be on a journey to find The Dress, and meeting with other women who are parting with theirs for very different reasons.

Olivia says: ‘I’m so excited to be hosting Second Chance Dresses for TLC. Looking for and finding “The One” has to be the best part of wedding planning, and there’s a whole world of dresses to be found if you look at pre-loved.

‘But as I’m finding out, it’s emotional and sometimes stressful choosing the most special dress you will ever wear, and in this show there is added pressure: how do you tell someone in their home that their dream dress is not for you.’

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She adds: ‘I can’t wait to help my brides and hear the stories behind the seller’s dresses. I’m sure there will be lots of tears and drama – and that will be just for me, if I want one of their dresses!’

There’s no doubt Olivia is the best woman for the job as she knows first-hand just what goes into planning a wedding. She and fiancé Alex Bowen got engaged in 2016 and are set to walk down the aisle themselves later this year.

We can’t wait to see Liv in action!

Second Chance Dresses will air on TLC in the autumn. If you fancy Olivia’s help finding your dream dress, apply by emailing apply@esnorth.tv

‘It was horrendous’: Olivia Attwood reveals REAL reason she split with Chris Hughes in emotional Loose Women interview

The reality star had to fight back tears

We had high hopes for Love Island‘s fiery couple Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes.

They may have spent most of their time in the villa arguing but hey, they had a kid together… Well, a fake one anyway.

Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes

Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be and after months of ups and downs, the former couple have finally split. *Sighs*

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And following the sad news, 26-year-old Olivia has now opened up about it for the first time, claiming her ex forced her to film the break up for their new reality TV show Crackin’ On.

Appearing on Loose Women, the emotional star said: ‘Over the weekend Chris made the discussion that he wanted to leave the relationship.’

Tearing up alongside panelists – Andrea McLean, Linda Robson, Stacey Solomon and Nadia Sawalha – the blonde beauty admitted she wasn’t happy for the ‘raw moment’ of seeing Chris for the first time since he dumped her on the phone to be captured on camera.

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‘He wanted me to drive to the house’, she said.

‘It was real and that was the first time I’d seen him. Obviously I’m not going to be able to watch it.

‘It was horrendous to live it. I wanted to wait until the cameras were gone and be with Chris on our own.’

The reality star was then asked why their relationship ended, to which she confessed THOSE flirty Katie Price texts ‘were one of the reasons’, before revealing her drunken tweets pushed Chris over the edge.

‘I went out the week before and I had a few drinks before and I sent some stupid tweets’, she said.

‘One of them was my ex-boyfriend, which obviously is, like, distasteful and it’s not funny. It’s one of those things when you’re out with the girls, I thought it was funny and it’s not funny.’

Before adding: ‘I feel a bit abandoned, I feel like it was a stupid thing to do.’

However, it looks like not all hope is lost, as the LW ladies read out a letter from Chris to Olivia where he said how much he’d enjoyed their time together and how special she is… Hmm!

We’re sure this isn’t the last we’ve heard of these two.

Love Island’s Olivia Attwood clams up as she blames Katie Price for Chris Hughes break-up

Love Island’s Olivia Attwood said that Katie Price was ‘one of’ the reason herself and co-star Chris Hughes split. 

The 26-year-old, who met her now-ex Chris on the ITV dating show told the Loose Women panel today ‘the rumours are unfortunately true.’

‘We have split this time,’ she explained on Friday’s show. 

When asked by the ladies on the show for the cause of their break-up she clammed up when asked if Katie Price had anything to do with it.

Love Island's Olivia Attwood clams up as she blames Katie Price for Chris Hughes break-up
Olivia Attwood blames Katie Price (Picture: ITV)

She answered: ‘I’ve obviously taken it really hard because I feel like I’ve stood by Chris through all sorts of things that, to me, were a lot harder to swallow than a tweet would be. [Rumours of texts to Katie Price] being one of, for example.’

Glamour model Katie and Love Island star Chris have been locked in a bitter feud since the summer of 2017.

It happened after Katie denied sending him flirty messages, only for Chris to share the apparently one sided exchange on social media.

Love Island's Olivia Attwood clams up as she blames Katie Price for Chris Hughes break-up
Katie Price had a bitter feud with Chris Hughes over ‘flirty texts’ (Picture: Rex – Getty)

The feud constantly made headlines as both parties fought over who was telling the truth.

She told the hosts on the Friday show that Chris opened up about the ‘horrendous’ moment Chris asked her to film their break-up for their new reality TV show. 

‘He was on the phone for a couple of minutes,’ she said speaking of the moment he told her he had already communicated with production about their final moments as a couple.

Love Island's Olivia Attwood clams up as she blames Katie Price for Chris Hughes break-up
The Love Island couple have broken up (Picture: WireImage)

‘It was horrendous to live it,’ she said before admitting that she has been crying ‘for three days straight.’

The couple then reportedly had heir ITVBe spin-off reality show cut short due to ‘excessive arguing’ but Olivia clarified that the ‘the show has come to a natural end.’

‘We never end landed on a set of episodes,’ she said dispelling reports that the show had been halved from six episodes to three.

An ITV spokesman told Metro.co.uk: ‘We never confirmed a set number of episodes but it was felt that, further to recent developments in their relationship, the series had reached a natural end point.’

Chris also sent a letter to the show which was read to Olivia. It read:

Chris Hughes letter to Olivia Attwood

‘I never wanted this playing out in public but circumstances have forced us so here we are.

This is a message for Olivia, my heart is genuinely broken. What you say on Loose Women is completely fine, you should do whatever you feel is best.

I only have one thing to say which is you are one of the most special, beautiful people I have ever met. The experience that we have and have had together and the memories will stay with me forever. I wish nothing but the best for you.

Yours always, Chris.

Olivia admitted that reading host Stacey Solomon read out the letter left her with ‘mixed-emotions.’

‘One hand it’s like you’re amazing, but I don’t… it’s a bit confusing. Chris has always been good at the lovey dovey stuff of emotion across the board, affection, I feel like I’m not so much,’ she admitted. ‘I didn’t feel like I was the most special… I’m sure at times he didn’t think he was the most special boy.We definitely let each other down at points.’

Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12.30 pm

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Survival Of The Fittest star Dani Dyer addresses Love Island rumours – and reveals how dad Danny feels about it

Is Dani heading to the villa this summer?

Dani Dyer has broken her silence on rumours that she’s set to enter Love Island this summer following her early exit from Survival Of The Fittest.

The 21-year-old was forced to pull out of the new reality series just one day in after dislocating her shoulder, but has since been linked with a spot in the Love Island villa instead.

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However, Dani has quashed the speculation and also confessed that her actor dad Danny Dyer REALLY wouldn’t be keen on the idea either.

‘Literally I found out a day after about this. I haven’t planned on going on Love Island, I think it’s a bit too intense,’ the TV star explained during an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Friday.

‘It’s one of them things really. I don’t think I’d be open to something like that.’

And when asked whether Danny, 40, would approve of her signing up to Love Island, Dani confessed: ‘No, he wouldn’t. I don’t think he could watch it, boys talking about me and stuff.

‘So I haven’t made any plans. It’s not a bad rumour though.’

Dani also spoke of how her famous dad is her ‘best mate’, so we think it’s unlikely that she’d want to upset him by going in the villa!

It comes after Danny revealed how proud he was of his girl after she was forced to quit Survival Of The Fittest when she landed badly from a waterslide, resulting in her injuring her shoulder.

‘Live and Let Live baby girl. Taken out by a bollocky slide. Don’t think my heart could have taken another 3 weeks of that caper. #proud,’ the EastEnders star captioned a selfie with Dani on Instagram.

Dani also posted a message following her early exit reading: ‘I am truly heartbroken that I have had to leave the lodge. I dislocated my shoulder and am currently in a sling so for health and safety I wasn’t able to do the challenges? such a Dani thing to do.’

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Ah well, let’s hope this isn’t the last we see of Dani on our screens!

X Factor’s Matt Terry denies dating Love Island’s Montana Brown: ‘We’re just really good friends’

The X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry has denied he’s dating Montana Brown. 

Appearing on Loose Women on Thursday to discuss his new music, the 24-year-old singer addressed reports that he is dating the Love Island contestant.

He told the panel on the lunchtime show that he is just ‘really good friends’ with Montana.

The pair were rumoured to be secretly dating since last November.

X Factor's Matt Terry denies dating Love Island's Montana Brown: 'We're just good friends'
Matt Terry and Montana Brown? Just friends (Picture: Instagram)

While they aren’t often seen out together, they were apparently getting very ‘cosy’ when Matt filmed his music video for new single Try.

But Matt has put to bed to those rumours when he explained the nature of their relationship.

‘We met at an event, we hit it off and got to know each other and we just became really good friends I suppose,’ he said.

Montana Brown Matt Terry
The pair apparently got ‘cosy’ when Matt filmed his music video for new single Try (Picture: Instagram)

He added: ‘We are both really busy people and that’s what it is.’

Matt also admitted that he hand-picked Montana for his latest music video.

Matt released his winner’s single, When Christmas Comes Around, after winning the ITV singing competition in 2016 – a track written by Ed Sheeran. It peaked at number three in the UK charts.

Montana Brown Matt Terry
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He was signed by RCA Records after his win and released debut album Trouble, along with single Sucker For You. His album peaked at number 29 in the UK album charts.

The X Factor isn’t the only reality show he’s been a part of – he also appeared on Celebrity First Dates, which is Channel 4’s Stand Up For Cancer special.

Matt’s personal life hit headlines in 2016 after the sensational claim he snogged male X Factor reject Freddy Parker during the final.

But Matt wasted no time in clearing this up soon after, telling The Mirror: ‘I am a heterosexual man… I will totally keep fans up to date with my personal life and who I am dating. They will be the first to know.

‘Fame is overwhelming but it is part of my job and I want to embrace it. I’m going to have fun and meet people.’

Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12.30pm.

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