Megan McKenna laughs off Bear following her footsteps and joining TOWIE: "I knew people on show!"

Published Tuesday, Sep 6 2016, 15:55 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
We've already confirmed with a TOWIE rep that Stephen Bear is NOT joining the show… but just in case you need further clarity, step up Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks!

The Essex couple told OK magazine that, as we knew, the rumours about Bear being in talks to join TOWIE just isn't true!

So there you go!

Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks in Barcelona, 4 September 2016

© Snapchat / @megan-mckenna

Megan and Pete.

Megan, 23, explained that because she previously made the successful jump from Ex On The Beach to Celebrity Big Brother to TOWIE, it had probably led to speculation Bear could do the same.

Stephen Bear appears on Loose Women  - 30 Aug 2016

© YouTube / Loose Women

Bear, pictured on Loose Women last week.

But there is a big difference between them: she was already friends with the Essex cast rather than just being thrust into a group of strangers.

"I think me coming on the show has made people think, 'oh it can actually happen'. The thing is with me I knew everyone before, it's not like I didn't know anyone and I just came on, so I think that's why maybe it worked with me," said Megan.

Her career has been similar to Bear, 26, in that they both found fame on MTV's EOTB series three (and shared a kiss!) She returned for the fourth series, while Bear is currently appearing on the fifth series.

Megan went on to CBB after EOTB, as did Bear, who won the summer 2016 series.

Then Megan joined TOWIE earlier this year, as she was dating Essex star Pete Wicks. Fast forward six months and the couple have exchanged 'I love yous' and are stronger than ever!

A TOWIE spokesperson exclusively told us: "There is no truth to this as no discussions have been made with Bear."

TOWIE is currently off air after the 18th series wrapped in August, but will be back on ITVBe for its 19th series soon. We can't wait!



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