Viewers of the ITVBe show saw Ricky and Jessica's long-time relationship crumble on the last series and the former couple get closure and say their goodbyes on the Christmas special.
Now, as the new series approaches, it appears Jessica still means a great deal to Ricky.
"Although we're not together anymore, my favourite TOWIE moment was probably when Jess said yes to being my girlfriend. It sounds funny me saying that now but at the time it was a good moment," he said.
Since splitting from Jessica, Ricky has gone on to date Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson and the couple recently celebrated their first Valentine's Day together.
That didn't stop cheeky Ricky, however, revealing he wouldn't mind a "smoking hot" new female cast member: "Down to earth girls, please… that do squats and play FIFA."
Ricky said that breaking up with Jessica was his lowest point of the last series and admitted there weren't too many positives about the last series – other than his coming second in the Essex Strongest Man competition.
Luckily, he has best pal Mario Falcone to lean on.
"We've been together since series four," said Ricky. "We've had ups and downs but we've come through it all. And we are very similar… although I'm a lot funnier!"
Hmm.. we wonder what Mario would say about that!
TOWIE returns this Sunday, 22 February at 10pm on ITVBe
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