Episode eight of The Only Way is Essex finally saw Dean Ralph take Chloe Sims on a date.
Following brewing chemistry between the pair throughout series 22, Dean whisked Chloe out of Essex and to central London for a cheeky trip up The Shard.
However, despite pulling out all of the stops, Dean completely ruined the date by ending the night with Clelia Theodorou.
Err, WTF just happened…
Ok scrap my last tweet…that went up the shitter-thanks Dean. 🤦♂️ #TOWIE
— Note (@Rickykhan) May 13, 2018
I’m Mature, Innit
Handsome Dean – who had fans on social media swooning over his jawline – started the date by explaining that he wasn’t as “quiet” and “shy” as previously perceived.
Playing to the fact that Chloe is a mother, Dean was quick to explain that he is on a similar wavelength in terms of maturity.
Dean off Towie is something else 😍🤤
— MAI (@Mai_Stanislas) May 13, 2018
Cat Out of the Bag
The big moment in the date came when Chloe’s friend Diags (James Bennewith) called Chloe to check up on the date.
If the date was going terribly, Chloe was going to duck out of the situation by saying that she needed to “check on her cats”.
However, in this instance, Chloe’s cat was purring perfectly…
Diag’s phone call to Chloe…🤣 the cats of fine…👍🏼🤣 #TOWIE
— Teena Massam (@teenamassam) May 13, 2018
Even cheeky Dean was able to weigh in on the situation.
Oosh, he’s so dishy…
That dean Ralph off towie is an absolute bloody dream, Christ
— Jorja (@georgiancle) May 13, 2018
Bringing Clelia to the Table
Chloe met up with her gal-pals to gossip about the clear success of the date.
However, she had a shocking revelation about how the date ended.
Dean finished his dinner but decided to continue partying it up in London, where he was snapped by the paparazzi leaving a club with fellow Essex co-star Clelia Theodorou.
Chloe was not impressed after reading the news online.
But at least the argument brought one of the quotes of the season…
Chloe dug her nails into Dean with the support of her friends, furious that he had the cheek to finish a date in the company of another girl.
— Mrs Cocopops (@lorrrie1xx) May 14, 2018
Fans of The Only Way is Essex had one clear message for Dean.
They weren’t angry.
They were just disappointed.
— gillian-elle (@Gillianelle) May 13, 2018
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