TOWIE’s James Locke has admitted that his ex-girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou was furious when he signed up to do Celebs Go Dating without telling her.
James and Yazmin dated for two years prior to their split in September 2019 and he has since been looking for love on the E4 dating show.
Discussing how she felt about it, the 33-year-old: “I didn’t tell her and she wasn’t happy about it. She did get the a***ehole about it but she has come around now and we are OK.
“In my defence she had moved on so didn’t have a leg to stand on.”
He continued: “We will both be back on TOWIE so we have to get on.”
While he didn’t tell Yazmin about doing Celebs Go Dating, he hopes she would tell him if she was to bring a new man on the ITVbe show.
“I don’t know if I would bring someone on. It would have to be someone I was very serious about but I’m nowhere near that stage,” he admitted:
“If she wanted to bring someone on, good luck to her and I mean that. I think we both have too much respect for each other to do that but if she did all I would ever want would be a heads up.”
Yazmin called time on their relationship after becoming convinced he had cheated on her while partying with a group of women in a hotel room in Turkey, while they were both on holiday there.
Doing Celebs Go Dating has made a positive impact on James, who says he has learnt a lot about himself.
He said: “I have learned there’s times to be Lockie and there’s times to be James and they can both coincide with each other. Learning my limits and my environment is key to my success.
“If I don’t learn that it will be my downfall. I will lose everything I have worked hard to build up. I would be gutted if all this ended tomorrow.
“That is a fear. I have had a few get out of jail cards. I am a nice guy and have got a few get out of jail cards but a cat only has nine lives. If I could just sort myself out more I could smash it but I am my own worst enemy.”
Celebs Go Dating is on weekdays, 9pm on E4