Ferne, who was last in a relationship with former co-star Charlie Sims, said in a new video on the TOWIE website that she was ready to start dating again.
"Recently, they're coming out of the woodworks," Ferne said of recent male attention. "There's a few people on the phone, texting, calling, wanting to take me out on dates.
"I developed this ridiculous date phobia that I just can't seem to take myself on dates. I was just building it up in my head and getting really nervous and anxious which is not really like me because I normally love a date - a cheeky little date, get taken out and wined and dined."
Luckily for Ferne, she decided to take the plunge and overcame her phobia.
"I overcame the date phobia last night," she continued. "I just thought, 'Ferne, pull yourself together and go on the date'. I'd been speaking to him for a while. We went on the date and I had a lovely little time. Bring on Marbella, I'm looking forward to more dates!"
Ferne and her fellow co-stars will be jetting to Marbella this weekend to kick off filming for the brand new series of the ITVBe reality show.
As reported last month, some of the cast will have their holiday cut short as not everyone will be staying at the Spanish city, with some heading back to Essex for the second series.
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