It’s official! Stephen Bear and Charlotte Crosby FINALLY step out together hand in hand… after Bear’s revelation on Celebs Go Dating that they have been seeing each other
It’s been an are they/aren’t they situation for weeks and weeks.
But it seems that reality stars Stephen Bear and Charlotte Crosby have finally decided to go public, after constant speculation that they have been secretly dating.
The pair – who have been spotted together a number of times, but in fairly platonic situations – stepped out hand-in-hand on Saturday, as they hit the high street in East London.
Hitting chain stores such as Boots and JD Sports for some toiletries and active-wear, followed by an indulgent trip to the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken, the former Celebrity Big Brother winners strolled along together casually.
So casual, in fact, that they had both opted to dress for comfort – with Bear, 27, sporting a military print tracksuit, and Charlotte in leggings and a vest.
Charlotte, 26, wore her brunette locks in a bun above her head and kept things make-up free as she clutched on to her man’s arm.
She wore a black sports top, and a white baggy vest over the top with the phrase ‘You Can’t Squat With Us’ printed across the front of it in bold block capitals.
She slung a red zip-up hoodie over this, which she left open loosely.
The couple were seen cuddling up as they pottered along, with Charlotte affectionately cosying up to Bear.
This outing comes after Bear appeared to confirm things on his current TV show, Celebs Go Dating on Friday night’s episode.
There’s been much confusion around his romantic status as the programme has been airing over the past three weeks, thanks to his closeness to Geordie Shore’s Charlotte.
But despite public appearances, a holiday, and various cosy-looking Instagrams together, they were yet to confirm nor deny if they were an item, leaving fans of the reality couple to speculate desperately about what’s happening.
But it would seem the cat was let out of the bag on the latest instalment of the matchmaking show, as Bear sensationally admitted he’s been seeing the TV bombshell.
The dating experts on the series, Nadia Essex and Eden Blackman, enlisted body language expert Judi James to analyse Bear’s behaviour over the course of the series.
To date, the 27-year-old had been seen on the show frustrating the life out of Nadia and Eden, as he misbehaved on a string of disastrous dates.
Seemingly unaware of how to behave when wooing a lady, the hunky blonde had been seen throwing food and drinks at his female companions, kissing them provocatively within five seconds of meeting them, dressing up in weird outfits for them and crudely referencing sex.
But Judi had his number last night.
‘You’re going on dates and at the same time, there’s pictures of you in the paper with someone else [Charlotte],’ she said.
In response, Bear said: ‘You only get seen with one, but I could be kissing a few girls,’ seeming to admit to cheating on Charlotte.
‘There is one main girl I’m seeing outside the agency and we’re having a very good time,’ he declared, finally.
[Voice-over commentator] Rob Beckett’s voice can then be heard saying: ‘We all knew it, he’s been dating Charlotte Crosby for f**k’s sake!’
Nadia was then seen fuming: ‘He has zero respect for us and any of our clients!’
Her sentiments were echoed when she ranted to The Sun on Friday that: ‘He preys on really vulnerable women. He tells them they’re beautiful and it’s the best date he’s ever been on.
‘And he admits that that’s a lie. He’s said that. But what can you do?’
The love guru accused Bear of being too full of ‘BS’ and added: ‘Bear is just a character, Bear doesn’t exist.’
Suggesting the former Ex On The Beach hunk is fake, she claimed she ‘tried everything’ to successfully handle the situation, but that he refused to take things seriously.
‘Believe me, he should be thanking the people in the edit, because they edited him really well,’ she said. ‘It could be a hell of a lot worse for Stephen Bear.’
Meanwhile, Jonathan Cheban, Ferne McCann, Jorgie Porter, Joey Essex, Melody Thornton and Perri Kiely are also taking part on Celebs Go Dating, which has been confirmed for a third season in the summer.
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