As much as we were looking forward to an appearance from professional lothario Stephen Bear on ‘Celebs Go Dating’, we’ve had to consign ourselves to the fact that it’s not going to happen.
Unfortunately for the Ex On The Beach and CBB star, Essex native Stephen has been dropped from the show after producers found out about his secret romance with Charlotte Crosby.
Rumours about the couple’s potential relationship have been-a-swirling ever since they were brought together on the set of MTV’s Just Tattoo Of Us (great name, we have to admit).
After posting a series of couple pics on Instagram, the pair also hinted at a romance in a recent Facebook video – where Charlotte says: “Me and
Stephen cannot confirm or deny that we are an item, all that is left to be said is…” before Bear tells the camera: “Charlotte makes a mean cup of tea in the morning. Wahey.”
Anyway, after all this carry-on on social media, Stephen took to Twitter yesterday to complain that he’d been dropped from the Celebs Go Dating launch party.
Hmm, maybe because the whole point of the show is that you go on dates because you’re single, and basically – well, you’re not anymore, are you?
He wrote: “So @CelebsGoDating stop me from entering @bbuk in Jan and now they’ve banned me from going to the launch party on Monday. Never mind”
Clearly not riled up about it at all then, eh Steve?
Meanwhile, an agent for the show told The Mirror that Stephen had been told that he was unable to appear on the show anymore – now that his 'attentions are… elsewhere’:
“After a longer discussion with Stephen, Nadia [Essex, the show’s dating expert] and I have agreed that we can no longer support him in his search for love.
"It has been clear over the past week that despite some promising and fun early dates, his attentions are now elsewhere so it’s time to call it a day.
"We wish him well.”
Sidenote: don’t you love it when people say 'We wish [insert name here] well’?
Like, isn’t that just a big red arrow pointing to a 50ft billboard saying 'WE THINK THIS PERSON IS A FRIGGIN’ IDIOT’?
Anyway, it looks like Stephen won’t be appearing on the show anytime soon, so will have to make do with more cups of tea in bed with Charlotte for the time being.