Towie star James Lock confirms new romance with Ellie Mackenzie as the pair are seen kissing passionately

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TOWIE star James Lock has confirmed his new romance with Ellie Mackenzie after a passionate kiss on a steamy date.

The rain didn’t seem to dampen the mood of the love birds, as they couldn’t keep their hands off each other while outside Hakkasan restaurant in London on Saturday.

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Ellie looked amazing in a white-and-purple long-sleeved dress with an open front. Meanwhile, James, 32, went for black skinny jeans and coat.

The photos show the pair locking lips as Ellie wraps her arms around The Only Way Is Essex heartthrob.

In one he is looking at his phone but his hot date quickly gets his attention for another passionate snog.

Ellie is a longtime friend of many of the Towie cast.

James is momentarily distracted by his phone before the pair snog again
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The pair can’t keep their hands off each other
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Her mum, Karen Mackenzie, owns the No1 Bootcamp, which operates in Norwich and Ibiza. James Argent most famously trained with them in preparation for his London marathon run in 2012.

James has been on the hunt for a new flame after breaking up with Yazmin Oukhellou, 25, after a bust-up on holiday in Turkey in July.

Yasmin – who was in a relationship with Lockie for two years – claimed he “cheated” while the pair were away.

She explained on the ITV2 show: “We went away on holiday, a holiday that I treated him to, and cut a long story short at four in the morning he wasn’t next to me in bed and he was in a room with two random guys he met round the pool and three girls.

Ellie and James leaving the restaurant
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James Lock joined Towie in 2013
Ellie posing in a bikini on her Instagram
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“As I come round the room, three women did come out, one had her hair piece hanging out and one of them was still pulling her draws up.”

Lockie, on the other hand, insists he was always faithful but admits he was “in the wrong place at the wrong time”.

James was previously linked to a “mystery Love Island star” who he was swapping flirty messages with.

Sherif Lanre, who was kicked out of the ITV2 dating show just days after entering, encouraged the Love Islander to message the Essex boy after Sherif found out she fancied him.

James kissing now-ex-girlfriend Yazmin
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The pair dated for two years before splitting
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A source said to OK! Online: “James hasn’t been short of female attention since his break-up, but he’s been respectful and hasn’t been seeing anyone.

“Sherif actually knew one Love Island girl who was interested in James and told her to drop him a message a couple of weeks ago.”

They added: “So the girl did and sent James a cheeky message and a few flirty bits.”


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