Dan made his debut last night (22 February) once the TOWIE girls had returned to Essex after their holiday in Tenerife, but any hopes of him being single have been dashed.
Last night, while backstage for the after show TOWIE: All Back To Essex, Gemma Collins shared a picture of newbie Dan and his blonde girlfriend Katie.
Alongside the Instagram snap, she commented: "Love Dan and Kate so much. Xxx."
This comes after a source told Reveal that, although Dan will be seen telling the gang about his girlfriend, it soon becomes apparent they have a rather rocky relationship.
Dan and Katie have been seeing each other on and off for four years, however she has decided not to appear on the ITVBe series.
Will they be struck by the TOWIE relationship curse?
Only time will tell!