Pete Wicks appeared in high spirits on Saturday whilst enjoying an al fresco lunch date at Scott’s restaurant in London.
The reality star, 34, was accompanied by a mystery female guest for the outing, who lay low in a burgundy baseball cap.
Sipping on cocktails and enjoying seafood from the upmarket eatery, the duo seemed comfortable with one another as they chatted away.
He’s been known for his very public string of romances over the years, many with TOWIE co-stars such as Megan McKenna, Chloe Sims and Ella Rae Wise.
And the date comes as Pete spoke out for the first time following his departure from the reality show, admitting that there was ‘different reasons’ for the exit.
Day date: Pete Wicks enjoyed an upmarket lunch with his new mystery girl on Saturday
Pete sported a plain white T-shirt with a black cardigan on top for the lunch date, sticking to the monochrome theme with a matching neck scarf and baseball cap.
Adding a collection of silver bracelets and rings, the reality star shielded from the sun with a pair of black sunglasses.
His date kept her chocolate brown locks left down, with a burgundy cap over the top.
While she teamed a black leather jacket with a pair of khaki cargo trousers and coral handbag.
Enjoying some espresso martinis and seafood while dining during the sunny spring day, the pair appeared comfortable with one another – as Pete leaned in while his companion showed him something on her phone.
Leaving the eatery together, the reality hunk gave onlookers a thumbs up while heading down the street with his rumoured flame.
MailOnline has contacted Pete’s representatives for comment.
Famed for his love life, Pete has previously attempted to find love on Channel 4 dating show Celebs Go Dating.
He had an explosive relationship with reality star-turned-singer Megan for a year and a half in 2016 and has also had a very public on-off romance/friendship with former co-star Chloe Sims.
Lookalike: Pete was accompanied by the mystery girl (left) for the outing, who bears a striking resemblance to his ex-girlfriend Megan McKenna (right)
Breaking his silence: And the date comes as Pete spoke out for the first time this week following his departure from the show, admitting that there was ‘different reasons’ for the exit
The look: He stuck to the monochrome theme with a matching neck scarf and baseball cap
Low key: His date kept her chocolate brown locks left down, with a burgundy cap over the top
Fashion sense: While she teamed a black leather jacket with a pair of khaki cargo trousers and coral handbag
Boozy: Enjoying some espresso martinis and seafood while dining during the sunny spring day, the pair appeared comfortable with one another
While most recently, he has a short-lived fling with newer cast-member Ella Rae Wise.
Ahead of the outing this weekend, Pete also broke his silence on his decision to leave TOWIE this year – which MailOnline revealed earlier this year.
During an interview with The Mirror, Pete shed some more light on the decision to step back, explaining that he is looking to other projects now.
Talking with The Mirror on his TOWIE departure, he explained: ‘It’s a different year for me, I’ve obviously taken a step back from TOWIE for a number of different reasons, the timing was right.
‘I’ve got so much going on, I’m just about to start a brand new TV project but it’s going to be a very busy year.’
The tattooed hunk is known for being quite the playboy on the show, with several storylines surrounding his love life and party-hard lifestyle.
While he was a staple in the cast thanks to relationships with former cast mates Megan McKenna, 30, Chloe Sims, 41, and Ella Rae Wise, 22.
But touching on this reputation, Pete admitted that it was ‘frustrating’ to be ‘typecast’ during the early days of his TV career, but explained that there was a ‘reason’ behind it.
Back in January, MailOnline exclusively revealed that Pete had quit the reality show to focus on his new projects.
A source told MailOnline that Pete’s departure was a huge blow for ITVBe executives, who already suffered the loss of longstanding cast member Chloe, as well as her sisters Demi and Frankie, last year.
An insider revealed at the time: ‘Pete is a hugely loved member of TOWIE both among viewers and the cast.
All done: Pete and his date departed the restaurant together following the lunch, making their way down the street
Mystery: While the identity of his date is not known, MailOnline has reached out to Pete’s representatives for comment
Exes: Famed for his public love life, Pete had an explosive relationship with reality star-turned-singer Megan for a year and a half in 2016 (pictured together)
‘But it’s time for him to move on now, he’s slightly older than the rest of the cast, and he’s hoping to achieve more in his career after being on the show for such a long time.
‘It’s been a monumental stint and his storylines will go down in TOWIE history but for now he’s taking a step away.’
A second source added: ‘Pete will continue to cameo on TOWIE when it makes sense to appear alongside his friends, but he will no longer be a fully-fledged cast member.’
Following the news, Pete then shared a post to Instagram to thank his fans for their support as he prepared to move on.
‘Just wanted to let you all know that the time has come for me to take a step back from TOWIE as a regular cast member,’ his post began.
‘The show has been a massive part of my life for such a long time and has opened so many doors for me in my career.’
Speaking out: Ahead of the outing this weekend, Pete also broke his silence on his decision to leave TOWIE this year – which MailOnline revealed earlier this year
Something different: During an interview with The Mirror, Pete shed some more light on the decision to step back, explaining that he is looking to other projects now
He then went on to thanks staff and production and his devoted fans.
‘As much as I am excited to move into a new chapter in my life, I will sincerely miss filming every day with the cast and crew.’
He added: ‘Lastly, I just want to say thank you to the fans of the show for your support and putting up with having to see my face on your screens every week!’
‘Don’t stress thought, you may still see me pop up every now and then, I will always be part of the TOWIE (highly dysfunctional) family.’