Celebs Go Dating has faced a serious shake-up ahead of the new series 5, set to air in October.

The popular glasses-wearing hunk of Eden Blackman quit the show at the end of series 4, leading the way for matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson to fly in from the U.S.A.

Now, however, Nadia Essex has been given the boot in favour of Lara Asprey.

So who is Lara? And why Nadia leave?

What Happened to Nadia Essex?

Just like Eden, Nadia had been matchmaking on the show since it launched in 2016.

However, last season, there were rumours of a fierce feud between the pair, which was the reason Eden quit the E4 series.

Just when we thought the dust had settled, it’s been reported that Nadia trolled Eden on social media, sending out vile and abusive tweets to him under a fake account on Twitter.

A Celebs Go Dating spokesperson told the BBC:

Nadia has been suspended following improper use of social media.

Seb Morris Chips in

Adding to the conflict, former Celebs Go Dating series 4 star Seb Morris has hit out at Nadia on social media.

He pointed out that Nadia had made Eden’s life “a living hell for a year”.

Who is Lara Asprey?

Replacing Nadia, and stepping in at super-short notice, is Lara Asprey.

Lara knows the celebrity scene well as a VIP matchmaker and founder of Asprey Introductions.

If you thought the Tinder Gold package was pricey, Lara’s Asprey Introductions costs £15,000 for a six-month membership!

You do get “unlimited matches”, though.

Has She Been on TV Before?

This won’t be the first time that Lara has been on TV, either.

You may recognise her from The Ultimate Matchmaker, which airs every Wednesday night on WTV on Sky, TalkTalk, BT and Virgin Media.

Is Lara Asprey Married?

Lara is married to a financial consultant called JC. They tied the knot in 2015 having first met in a swanky London bar and falling head over heels in love.

They have an 18-month-year-old daughter and live in Putney, London.

What Else do We Know?

The 35-year-old has also published a dating guide, called The Very British Rules of Dating.

 

WATCH CELEBS GO DATING ON E4 FROM OCTOBER.