Exclusive: TOWIE's Lydia Bright on Jess/Pete romance: "There's no massive connection"

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TOWIE star Lydia Bright isn't so convinced Jessica Wright and Pete Wicks will become an official item, admitting she hasn't seen a "massive connection" between the pair.

As TOWIE wrapped up its sixteenth series recently, fans had been hooked by the 'Will they? Won't they?' storyline surrounding Jess and Pete. The pair have been romantically linked since that cheeky snog in Marbella, and despite a shock revelation from Lewis Bloor, it seems they were still keen to make a go of things in the show's finale.

However, despite knowing Jess and Pete have kissed and made up (quite literally), Lydia isn't sure she sees a future for the pair...

Lydia Bright selfie on TOWIE set, Instagram
6 November

© Instagram / @lydiabright

TOWIE's Jessica Wright and Pete Wicks - Snapchat.
October 2015.

© Snapchat / Jessica Wright

Opening up to Reveal recently, the Essex beauty shared her thoughts on her co-stars' relationship.

"I think they'll carry on dating," she said. "But whether they will end up together I don't know. I think it's still early days and nothing has really evolved that much."

"We'll see," Lydia continued. "Only time will tell, but at the moment I haven't seen a massive, massive connection."

Like Lydia, former TOWIE star Lauren Pope recently admitted that she thinks Jess and Pete are an "odd match".

"I wouldn't have put them together," Lauren told us. "I think [Pete] was better suited to Verity... You could see [the chemistry], they were very hands on with each other."

Fans, however, are desperate for Jess and Pete to make their romance more official.

One user tweeted: "Jess Wright and Pete Wicks better be a thing, they're both perfect." While another said: "I really want to see @MissJessWright_ and @P_Wicks01 together. :( jess you fool!!! @officialTOWIE."

TOWIE series 16 finale: Jessica Wright and Pete Wicks sort out their differences and kiss.
11 November 2015.


The couple's romance had been rocked, after Lewis Bloor revealed to Pete he and Jess had kissed.

The same night Jess told Pete she didn't want a relationship with him, she went onto share a drunken smooch with Lewis following a night out together. Not surprisingly, Pete was hurt that Jess had kept it from her, telling his co-star she should have had more respect for him.

Speaking about *that* bombshell, Lydia insisted she had never expected Jess and Lewis to lock lips.

"I was in complete shock," she said. "When Lewis told me I was in ultimate shock. I did not see it happening. They were just two friends that had a bit to drink and ended up kissing each other, it does happen."

"We're all guilty of kissing somebody once in our life that we probably didn't want to or we shouldn't have," she confessed.

TOWIE series finale: Lewis visits Jess to speak about their kiss.
Airs: Wednesday 11 November 2015.


During an awkward showdown with Pete and Jess, Lewis insinuated that he and Jess had kissed more than once, while she shrugged it off as one drunken mistake.

Admitting she doesn't know who to believe, Lydia told us: "You hear one story, then you hear the other... you never know who to believe. But ultimately, it's not like Jess has committed the most mortal of sins.

"Yeah it was a little bit close to home, but she wasn't actually harming anybody because she wasn't in a relationship with Pete. Nowadays, people date two people at the same time and it's not frowned upon.

"Unless you make something official, you don't have to be exclusive to somebody."

Lydia was speaking as part of her work with Lil-Lets as they launch the Tampon Truths campaign. Visit Smartfit.co.uk for more information on the campaign and the Lil-lets SmartFit tampon range.

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