...just weeks after Chris split from Little Mix's Jesy Nelson
It looks like Chris Clark and ex-girlfriend Amber Dowding will be taking centre stage on tonight’s episode of TOWIE.
The pair are set to go on their first official date, just weeks after Chris split from Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson. Eeep.
It was pretty obvious that sparks were flying between the pair when Chris, 22, paid a visit to Amber on Sunday’s show, following her admission to hospital with a mystery illness.
He admitted: ‘Every guy in his lifetime has that one girl who every time they see them, they can’t help but get turned on by them.’
Adding that it was nice to have her in his life again, he said: ‘If you’re happy, I’m happy.’
Later on, he told pal Myles Barnett: ‘So, I am now single and I see Amber… I see her at the hospital. She was quite ill. So I messaged her on Twitter and just said: “I didn’t like seeing you like that. I hope you get better.”
‘Despite what’s gone on, her being in my life makes me happier. That’s the bottom line. I feel like if I kept putting that to the back of my head, two or three years down the line if she didn’t find anyone else I would regret not doing stuff like this.
‘At the end of the day, I’m a human being, I do have feelings, and I do care for the girl. I always have done, and I always will do. I think these past weeks make me realise that I thought I was over her, I did think that. And maybe I’m not so sure no more.’
It seems things have progressed since their first date. A source has now told The Sun: ‘They have been on some nice dinner dates and they’ve agreed they both want to take things slowly.
‘They are focusing on letting their friendship grow again and building up the trust before they pursue anything too serious.’
But we can think of one person who won’t be impressed with this news – Jesy. And Little Mix fans definitely won’t be tuning into tonight’s programme, either.
In fact, since the weekend, they’ve been continuously posting snake emojis on Chris’s Instagram photos. Oo-er.
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