Ricky spoke about Geordie Shore star Marnie during a chat with Scott Mills on Radio 1 yesterday (19 February).
Speaking to Scott about what's happened since the last series, Ricky explained: "I've actually got a new girlfriend. She's on Geordie Shore. She gets referenced but she's not actually on it, but I think they're talking about it.
"The producers would be happy to bring someone new on if you were seeing them."
Ricky and Marnie have enjoyed a whirlwind romance ever since kissing at a National Television Award after party last month. The pair haven't been afraid to show off their new relationship either, by posting plenty of photos on Instagram of their romantic date nights.
Ricky, who split from TOWIE co-star Jessica Wright last year, defended his new romance with Marnie this week while admitting that he was in love with her.
With the 14th series of TOWIE kicking off this weekend, Ricky said he doesn't want to be involved in any drama.
"Now that I haven't got a girlfriend on the show, I'm using this as a no-grief zone," he told Scott. "I'm just going to chill out, relax and watch the grief instead."
When asked if he gets online abuse based on his TOWIE storylines, Ricky admitted: "I get slated all the time. I'm so used to it now, it's just funny."
TOWIE's 14th series returns on Sunday 22 February at 10pm on ITVBe.
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