Exclusive: Celebs Go Dating's matchmaker Nadia Essex reveals Charlotte Crosby was her "favourite" pupil

Published Tuesday, Sep 27 2016, 10:25 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Nadia Essex has said Charlotte Crosby was "hands down" her favourite celebrity that signed up for Celebs Go Dating.

The E4 show saw matchmakers Nadia and Eden Blackman send celebrities out on dates with ordinary people (i.e us) in the hope that they could possibly find romance. Charlotte signed up, along with Joey Essex and Stephanie Pratt, and she appeared to win Nadia over with her total honesty throughout the show.

Charlotte Crosby cries on Celebs Go Dating
9 Sept 2016

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Charlotte on Celebs Go Dating.

Reveal caught up with Nadia and show receptionist Tom Read Wilson and when conversation turned to Charlotte, they couldn't resist gushing about her.

We asked Nadia who her favourite celebrity was that took part on Celebs Go Dating and she replied: "For me, Charlotte. Hands down, Charlotte Crosby."

Fans had seen Charlotte get pretty emotional throughout the series, especially when talking about ex Gaz Beadle and her hopes to find love in the future. She also had us giggling when it came to her speed dating and we were really rooting for her and fish factory worker Brad - but Charlotte decided to call off their romance in the show finale, after realising Brad wasn't the guy for her and she needed to focus on the 'real her' instead for a little while.

Tom told us: "She was so candid, and so open. It was wonderful. It was very brave. She was always contagiously fun. She is absolutely what you see."

Nadia agreed and said Charlotte has a "heart of gold." She then added: "She's been through a hell of a lot and in the public eye too. The things that she's been through, the [ectopic] pregnancy, the break ups and getting back together and just her whole relationship history has been in the public eye, and I just can't even comprehend how you process something like that. And she still came in every single day with an open heart, a really positive attitude and she just put her heart on the table... you can work with that."

Celebs Go Dating: Charlotte Crosby and Brad at dogs
14 Sept 2016

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Charlotte Crosby with date Brad on Celebs Go Dating.

Charlotte had revealed her hopes to find love on the show, explaining that her last relationship (with Gaz) had been "awful."

The pair had never made things exclusive and Charlotte had struggled with trust issues when it came to her former flame. She had said she would have '100 percent' committed to Gary if he had stayed loyal to her while filming Ex On The Beach's fifth series, but after later hearing about his antics on the show, that including sleeping with Jem Lucy, Charlotte decided to call it quits for good.

She struggled to forgive Gary, especially as she later revealed she had been hospitalised with an ectopic pregnancy while he had been filming. Gary, meanwhile, stressed that he had slept with Jem before finding out about Char's hospitalisation.

In the weeks that followed, Charlotte and Gary fell out publicly over the breakdown of their relationship and fans saw Charlotte quit Geordie Shore.

Opening up about her hopes to move on and find a new relationship on Celebs Go Dating, Charlotte had said: "I really just want to meet someone who loves us for who I am and I can love back and have a happy relationship with."

While she didn't manage to find that on the show, Charlotte is thought to be dating again. She appeared to confirm her romance with Big Brother star Ash Harrison, after being spotted kissing and cuddling him during a recent trip to Ibiza.

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