Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips and TOWIE’s Pete Wicks ‘grow close’ on Celebs Go Virtual Dating as ‘sparks fly’

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Love Island star Shaughna Phillips is reportedly getting close to Essex hunk Pete Wicks during filming for Celebs Go Virtual Dating.

The hilarious beauty, 25, who captured the nations hearts back in January on the hit ITV show, has moved her quest for love over to Channel 4 and it seems that Pete could be a contender.

Speaking to The Sun Online about the 31-year-old TOWIE star, Shaughna revealed that the dating experts on the show, Anna Williamson and Pul C Brunson, had already told her that the duo would get along.

She said: “Anna and Paul have actually said to me that they think me and Pete are alike in the sense that we kind of go along with things to be nice.

“That could be a perfect chemistry! He’s probably not my type on paper, but he's lovely!”

The young reality starlet then added: "It's strange to me because I definitely get starstruck.

"Even on the first Zoom call with him I was probably a little bit quiet because it's like, ‘Oh my God!’."

She continued: "He is a charmer, I’ll give him that! Him and all the others are celebrities, I am trying to get used to it! I don’t feel like a celebrity, it’s just so weird!"

A inside source also recently revealed to The Sun that “sparks were flying” between the two on set and that they were “growing closer".

Earlier this month, when the news broke that sassy Shaughna would be appearing on the new show a source said: "Anyone who's seen Shaughna on Love Island knows she's hilarious but she needs help in the dating department.

"She's hoping the agency can work some magic and set her up with a hot lad who won't pie her off on national telly."

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Aside form Shaughna and Pete, the show will also feature former Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry, 24, and rugby player Levi Davis, 24.

Sarah Tyekiff, Head of Unscripted Content for Lime Pictures, said of socially-distanced programme that: “We are so excited to bring Celebs Go Virtual Dating to people's screens.

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“It's a really interesting time to see how everyone is dating during lockdown and our brave celebs are going to let us in on how they are doing it all wrapped up with the hilarious voiceover magic of Rob Beckett.”

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