Earlier this week, it was confirmed 20-year-old Michael is the latest Essex boy to join The Only Way Is Essex.
Heading out to Marbella to join the cast, he will be making his debut alongside Dan Edgar's ex-girlfriend Kate Wright, and being a self-confessed lothario, he reckons he's got "more game" than any of the guys currently starring on the show.
Putting that theory to the test, new pictures have emerged showing Michael working his charm on Essex beauty Ferne. Do we potentially have a new romance on our hands?
Enjoying his first night out in Marbs with his new co-stars, Michael headed to Funky Buddha with Kate on his arm. However, it seems inside the nightclub he made sure to get to know his castmates, enjoying a very cosy looking conversation with one TOWIE lady in particular.
New pictures show smooth operator Michael and Ferne seeming engrossed over a few drinks, but did he catch her eye?
Ferne did say before jetting off to Marbella that she was open to a holiday romance. The reality star (who split from her long-term love and co-star Charlie Sims earlier this year) explained she had finally overcome her dating phobia and was excited at the thought of meeting someone new.
"I developed this ridiculous date phobia that I just can't seem to take myself on dates," she explained. "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."
Ferne continued: "But I overcame the date phobia last night. 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!"
Watch this space, perhaps?!
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