Last weekend, the Italian ladies' man admitted on screen that he is now going to take a break from dating, following a slightly awkward encounter with new girl Grace Andrews, who he took out the week before.
And since he is giving the girls a rest, Mario is attempting to distract himself with BFF Charlie!
The pair posed for a fun selfie in bed recently, which Mario swiftly posted on Instagram alongside the caption: "This is how I am beating celibacy... No alone time!!"
But although he has his best mate around to keep him occupied, it seems the Essex lothario is still struggling to stay away from the ladies and is not too pleased about his drastic decision.
Following the candid picture with Charlie, Mario has uploaded a couple more selfies for his fans. But he looks pretty glum in each one!
One of the snaps sees the star sat in his car and pulling a perfect Essex pout.
He wrote: "Sunny in Essex! Yes I need to smile..."
And in the second photo Mario is noticeably down in the dumps, as he can be seen posing with his best sad face.
This time his caption was a lot more telling, as he wrote: "Celibacy face :("
Will this new phase last we wonder?
The drama continues on TOWIE tonight (Wednesday 5 March) at 10pm on ITV2.
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