The Only Way is Essex series 24 is serving some surprises this time around.

Romances are blossoming left right and centre, Amber Turner’s resurfaced and the TOWIE newbies are kicking off.

Now, after all her rocky relationships so far, is Shelby Tribble about to bag herself a new TOWIE boyfriend?

Here’s everything you need to know about Shelby and Tom McDonnell.

Screen Shot: TOWIE S24 E07 Shelby Tribble – ITVBe

Who is Tom McDonnell?

Personal trainer Tom is 24 years old.

The TOWIE newbie’s dad is former boxer and boxing trainer Jim McDonnell.

By the looks of Tom’s Instagram, he’s good friends with UK boxer James DeGale.


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Are Shelby and Tom exclusive?

Given the fact that both Tom and Shelby turned up to the traffic light party in green, we’d say things are just starting out for the pair.

Plus there are no pictures posted on either of their social media accounts linking to one another.

They had a flirty chat in episode 7 about their recent dog walk so only time will tell if the couple are to become official.

Shelby Tribble: Relationship history

Before Tom came along Shelby had a ‘mare with her co-star Sam Mucklow.

The pair’s friendship was said to have turned romantic in Thailand before Sam moved on to Chloe Sims’ sister, Demi.

However, in series 24 episode 9, Sam looks to be showing an interest in Shelby again by saying that she and Tom “are not compatible”.

Shelby’s also been keeping her cards close to her chest with newbie Tom, so perhaps things will materialise with her and Sam again.

Previous to Sam Mucklow, Shelby was in a relationship with another TOWIE star, Pete Wicks, that relationship also didn’t end well but the pair are now friends.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Clelia Theodorou (L) and Shelby Tribble attend a special screening of ‘Life Of The Party’ at Warner House on May 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Warner Bros)



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