HOLLYOAKS star Malique Thompson-Dwyer was forced to apologise after getting wasted on Celebs Go Dating and acting like a predator.
The 22-year-old ends up getting very drunk in the first episode of the eight series and is seen trying to kiss not one but two women while slurring his words and discussing his secret foot fetish.
Speaking at the launch of the new series after watching back his antics, he said: “Can I just say I was very drunk … I’m not drunk now, I do love feet. I’m not going to lie.”
He went on to say he felt like a predator during his first mixer as he honed in on the women he fancied.
While he was “nervous” about appearing on the show, he admitted the drink “helped me out a lot” during the first episode.
Malique and his co-stars, Amy Childs, Amy Hart, James Lock, Dean Gaffney, and Olivia Bentley took part had to speak to a room of strangers and ask two out on dates during the first mixer.
Malique said: “I was quite nervous coming onto the show.
“But I enjoyed myself a little bit too much.
“I’m getting to the age now where I’m kind of taking over everything myself.
“It would be lovely to come home and have a lovely lady cook me dinner and that. What can I say?
“I think the drink helped me out a lot. I think if I was sober I would’ve handled it a lot different. But I was in the mood.
“I remember speaking to Lockie before and saying how nervous I am.
“But as soon as I went down I was like, ‘Oh my God. I’m a predator! Let’s go.’ ”
Despite starring as Prince McQueen on Hollyoaks for three years and appearing in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Malique found it “strange” having so many cameras around on ‘Celebs Go Dating’.
He said: “I’d like to say I’m used to having cameras around me but coming on the show and to the agency I actually realised that I’m not.
“It’s strange having loads of cameras in my face.”
Celebs Go Dating starts on Monday 24th on E4