There’s one thing about Pete Wicks.
His fame as a women’ man (or “pantomime Lothario”, as he places it) may go earlier than him, but spend five minutes in his firm and it’s really not arduous to see what the attraction is… and why all too often it gets him into hassle.
Pete Wicks is understood for being widespread with the ladies
He’s a natural flirt without being overbearing and his confidence doesn’t spill over into cockiness. Having stated that, though he’s self-deprecating he’s also very conscious – if not completely brazen – concerning the impact he’s capable of having.
“Not many women would say they want a bloke who looks like he woke up in a wheelie bin with long hair and loads of tattoos,” he says. “I’ve been on dates where they’ve told me I’m as far from their type as you can get. But if you’ve got a connection, it doesn’t matter.”
Nevertheless, regardless of the new collection of TOWIE starting tonight cueing the inevitable love dramas that may unfold over the coming weeks, Pete, 30, who can also be starring on E4’s Celebs Go Courting, is hoping for a quieter life.
His explosive 18-month relationship with TOWIE co-star Megan McKenna, 26, was marred by public bust-ups, lots of them on display and principally stemming from her comprehensible belief points.
The women’ man is hoping to reside a quieter life
In the early months of them courting, Megan came upon that Pete had been sexting other ladies behind her back, and the discovery set the tone for the remainder of their torrid time together.
They ultimately cut up for good in 2017 and Pete began courting TOWIE’s Shelby Tribble, 26. However once more it led to heartbreak (for her) amid allegations he’d been up to his previous texting tips again.
Whereas he holds his palms up to some appalling behaviour, Pete claims that the general public notion of him is skewed and that he’s now ready to put the past behind him and settle down. He simply wants to discover the fitting woman – and cope with a number of of his personal issues first.
We sat down with Pete to talk about all things love, intercourse and how he’s going to do things in a different way sooner or later.
Pete and Megan broke up after an explosive 18-month relationship
What impression do you assume individuals have of you, Pete?
They assume that I’m a nice guy with a nasty aspect. When it comes to ladies, I’ve obtained a little bit of a chequered previous and that in all probability lets me down. I’ve had fairly an intense, drama-filled few years, but I’m not likely like that. I’m flirty, I like a drink, however I’ve grow to be a pantomime Lothario.
What do you assume goes improper in your relationships?
I’ve obtained a bit of the self-destruct in me and I discover it very arduous to let individuals in. As soon as I start getting emotions, for some cause I’m going: “Nah,” and push them away. I do shoulder the blame for what goes fallacious.
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Pete’s relationship with Shelby ended when he was caught texting other women
Do you get bored simply?
I’ve acquired the attention span of a goldfish. However in other areas of my life I’m utterly targeted and that makes me assume that perhaps I’ve not met the correct individual. My nan is aware of me higher than anyone, and she appears to assume I’m destined to be a bachelor for my complete life.
Have you ever ever been in love?
I feel I’ve liked individuals, and at occasions I’ve thought I’ve been in love, but once I look back, perhaps I by no means was. On the time I’ve thought I’ve meant it, but did I get carried away with things?
The ladies’ man is presently showing on E4’s Celebs Go Courting
Is Megan your most vital relationship up to now?
Sure. She’s the individual I used to be with for the longest and the one that had the most important influence on me. Nevertheless it was very toxic for each of us. And if you come out of one thing like that, you look again and assume there were a variety of issues that weren’t proper about it.
It was virtually like we have been caught in an obsession and brought out the worst in each other. When it was good it was great, but when it was dangerous it was actually, actually dangerous. That’s not wholesome for anybody.
Pete was reunited with ex Megan while on the courting present
Do you might have regrets about the best way you behaved during that relationship?
I by no means needed to harm her, however I did and I spent a very long time regretting that. I spent so long paying for that – and feeling guilty and like I owed her – I turned a special individual. Typically it’s only when the s**t hits the fan that you simply realise what a prat you’re. What I did was fallacious, nevertheless it was my first relationship and I was used to being able to do what I needed once I needed.
Is sexting as dangerous as physically dishonest?
Nicely, it’s not nice, is it? Point blank, I by no means did anything physical with anyone else in the entire 18 months I used to be with Megan. Hand on coronary heart, on my mum’s life I by no means did a thing. I feel I benefit from the thrill with out the intent of going by way of with something. But is it nonetheless cheating? Yeah, it’s. And if it had been the opposite approach round I’d have been f**king raging. We have been solely three months into our relationship [when that happened], and considering we spent almost 18 months together that was the beginning of the top.
So why did you keep together for therefore lengthy?
It was a mix of me wanting to attempt and put things proper and prove individuals flawed, and the truth that the chemistry was so good.
After which there was Shelby…
We received on rather well but there was something missing. You marvel if that’s something you possibly can discover, however it has to be there from the beginning.
Pete admits that he misses having Shelby as a pal
But you dealt with it so badly, preserving her dangling for therefore lengthy!
I ought to have completed it, 100%. I never needed to harm her. That seems to be the story of my life. I don’t do things to be nasty, however I don’t cope with things nicely. In business I may be fairly ruthless, but when it comes to relationships I want to be a bit extra trustworthy.
How are things between you now?
I’ve by no means obtained on as nicely with a lady as I did with Shelby, however I ruined that vibe and I miss her as a good friend. I miss being around her. We’ve cleared the air and once we see each other we say hiya. She appears so much happier now. There’s no dangerous blood on my part. I know she was actually indignant and upset at the time – and understandably so – however she is aware of now it wasn’t right.
The truth star says it’s necessary for him to need to rip his companion’s garments off in a relationship
Do you could have a kind?
I discover different things engaging about totally different individuals. I want to need to rip someone’s clothes off. That’s one thing you possibly can’t study – somebody who has the presence that makes you gravitate in the direction of them. It’s not essentially about the best way they appear, it’s just one thing about them. I do have a penchant for fiery ladies. I know that’s not necessarily an excellent combination however it retains things f**king fascinating!
How essential is intercourse?
Essential. You’ve got to be suitable in mattress. Sex is such a broad expertise and in case you don’t have the same views on it then it makes issues troublesome. Sex must be spontaneous, passionate and fun. If in case you have to assume issues via then it doesn’t really feel proper. When you don’t have that spark then it doesn’t work.
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Pete doesn’t consider he’s ever been in love
How many ladies have you ever slept with?
I’ve been single for lots of my life so… There have been a number of. From the ages of 17 to 25 I used to be f**king for fun. I used to be working within the City and making an attempt to experience as a lot as I might and as many women as I might.
It’s so much. I’ve had superb one-night stands and I’ve also had great sex in relationships. It is dependent upon the circumstances at that second. When you’re each on the same page then it’s f**king magical, isn’t it? It is determined by your preferences, but when we both like the same issues then we’re going to have an excellent time.
What’s been one of the best intercourse of your life?
I might say once I met somebody a couple of years ago in Dubai. It was a really fascinating night time. It’ll make me sound a bit nutty if I inform you any more than that. It was a one-night stand but we have been both on the identical page at the similar time and it clicked. Repeatedly.
When did you lose your virginity?
I used to be 15 in a rest room on the footage. Romantic. It was with an older lady – she was 18 – and it was the perfect 30 seconds of her life. My mates had all had sex earlier than me – I wasn’t the primary in any respect.
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James Lock was held up by Ladies’s Help as somebody who was ‘normalising poisonous masculinity’
Do you assume there’s a problem generally with how male Towie stars treat ladies?
I know everyone thinks all TOWIE blokes do is cheat and all ladies do is moan. It’s very exhausting to have a relationship within the public eye where everyone has an opinion: “He’s a w****r, she’s a bunny boiler…” It places things behind your head and it turns into troublesome.
What about the best way your co-stars James Lock and Myles Barnett have been held up by Ladies’s Assist final yr as “normalising toxic masculinity” for the best way they spoke to their girlfriends?
On telly things are highlighted and heightened. Neither of them are disrespectful and they don’t treat ladies badly for my part. I personally don’t assume the best way they handled it was nice but I don’t assume they deserved the abuse they obtained. You shouldn’t converse to ladies in that approach, but all of us make errors and the amount of s**t they acquired on the time, as in the event that they have been horrific abusers, is totally inaccurate. Issues occur in the heat of the moment.
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Towie’s Myles Barnett was also accused of ‘normalising poisonous masculinity’ with how he spoke to his girlfriend
Why did you determine to be a part of the forged of Towie 4 years ago?
I was a world gross sales director for a serious healthcare provider and I beloved the City life but I used to be burning out. I needed to attempt one thing else.
Did doing The Island final yr change individuals’s opinions of you?
Individuals noticed the raw aspect of me, the great and the dangerous things. Individuals assume reality stars are doughnuts who don’t have a mind or something different to do than fall out of nightclubs. However I’ve labored, I’ve been by way of issues. I won’t be the sharpest knife within the drawer, however I’m not an entire doughnut.
Animals are one in every of Pete’s largest passions
What does the longer term maintain?
I really like testing myself. I’ve received issues to say. Animals are a passion for me and I’d love to do more round that and increase consciousness. I’ve acquired my clothing model Hermano, and a couple of different companies I would like to make as successful as attainable. I don’t all the time know the place I’m going, but I’ve all the time been fastened on the place I would like to be by a certain point.
Do you are worried that the appropriate woman may be postpone by your past?
Yeah, however I’d by no means decide anybody for that and if they did then they’re in all probability not the suitable individual for me.
You turned 30 in October – did it change your perspective on life?
It makes you assume: “What am I doing? I’m 30 and I’ve still got a ponytail.” That’s a midlife crisis at my age! If you’re in your 20s you’ll be able to still half get away with being a bit irresponsible. Once you’re 30, you could have to begin desirous about the place you’re going.
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Do you want to settle down?
Sure, and start a family – 30 is whenever you assume: “F**k, I need to start thinking about that.” And the best way I’ve been carrying on I’m not going to find a way to.
What have the previous few years taught you about relationships?
Don’t use your telephone.
How about deleting your textual content messages?!
Simply don’t ship ‘em!
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