One of his Ex On The Beach co-stars has a lot to say about his CBB behaviour...
What is it with this year’s reality TV shows and their explosive romances, eh?
Just when we thought we’d recovered from the Malin Andersson and Terry Walsh cheating dramz on Love Island – and don’t think we’ve forgotten about Marco Pierre White Jr. and his ‘open’ relationship on Big Brother, either – Stephen Bear entered the CBB house, ‘dumped’ his girlfriend Lillie Lexie Gregg live on air, and went on to start a romance with housemate Chloe Khan.
Phew. Are you keeping up?
Now, someone close to the Ex On The Beach star has come forward to give us another piece of the jigsaw puzzle. And, apparently, Bear was planning on taking his CBB money and buying Lillie an engagement ring after the show.
Fellow reality TV star Kayleigh Morris, who also appeared on MTV’s Ex On The Beach, told the Daily Star: ‘He told Lillie he was going on CBB to buy an engagement ring so they could buy a house and get married.
‘He’s made it seem like they weren’t that serious on the show, but just a few days before he went in he’s telling her he loves her and talking about marriage!’
Speaking of Lillie, she continued, ‘We all warned her about him. We said he couldn’t be trusted but she wanted to believe he was genuine. Now she’s been humiliated.
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‘Lillie has been watching every episode – she doesn’t want to miss a thing. There’s definitely a storm brewing.’
Kayleigh also has a theory on Bear’s OTT behaviour, explaining, ‘He’s gone in there to be controversial, to wind everyone up and to be the talking point and he’s succeeded.’
So, will Chloe Khan and Stephen Bear’s new romance continue on the outside?
CBB’s Chloe has already taken to social media following her eviction from the house – and she’s standing by her man.
Inside those famous walls, Bear has taken to the diary room to share his reaction to her exit. He told Big Brother, ‘I’m gutted that Chloe’s gone. It’s nice I’ve met someone in here – I do care about her a lot.’
And it seems that he is planning on seeing her after the show, adding, ‘When the money clears I’m going to treat her the best I can.’
We’ll be waiting…