Celebrity Painting Challenge has us well and truly glued to our screens, as the six celebrities battle it out for a coveted place in the gallery.

Among the contestants is ex-Union J star George Shelley and it seems that viewers suspect he might have the hots for fellow contestant Amber Le Bon.

So who is George Shelley dating? Find out everything we know below…

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What is George Shelley’s dating history?

During the height of the X Factor in 2012, George was rumoured to be dating fellow contestant Ella Henderson after they were spotted out on several dates.

In 2015 rumours circulated that George was dating his I’m A Celeb camp mate Ferne McCann before being connected to  Capital Breakfast host Lilah Parsons.

In 2017 George Shelley was reported to be dating uni student and model Matthew Holehouse after coming out as bisexual in 2016.

According to Attitude George and Matthew went public on Instagram in April 2017 in a since-deleted post while on holiday in Costa Rica.

However, given that the photo no longer exists on George’s ‘insta it’s safe to say that the romance is no more.


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Brushing up on my GSCE painting skills with Glastonbury Tor to the left and a bunch of cows on the right. ??? Turquoise stones are supposedly good for communication which is what art is all about, conveying emotion. I usually paint in my bedroom at night as way to take my head away from the world and chill. It was a good way to practice mindfulness when I was super low. Then I took part in something at the end of last year that took me out my comfort zone and taught me to fear less about being judged. So here I am, outside painting one of Britain’s most wavey places ?? channeling emotion into all my creative stuff which now includes painting again. Try it even if you think you’re rubbish cause you might surprise yourself or worst case you have something hilarious to laugh at with your mates, I get a mix of both ? …you’ll see… Literally laughing writing this. ?

A post shared by George Shelley (@georgeshelley) on Mar 20, 2019 at 1:39pm PDT

Is George Shelley dating Amber Le Bon?

Although fans may be detecting chemistry between the two, there is no evidence to suggest the George and Amber are dating.

In 2018 George opened up about his sexuality to his father in a BBC Three film Coming Out To My Dad: George Shelley where he identified as gay rather bisexual. 


From this, we can assume that George and Amber are just good friends, rather than anything more.

Amber’s social media seems to show that is single right now, with her previous relationships including Kings of Leon singer Jared Followill and Gavin & Stacey frontman Mathew Horne.


Is he currently in a relationship?

As of April 2019, it seems that George Shelley is single, with no trace of any relationships on his social media.

Due to being on the new series of BBC One’s Celebrity Painting Challenge its likely that he is too busy perfecting his masterpieces to give time to a relationship.

But we will make sure to keep you updated if this changes any time soon!


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It was an dream come true to be interviewed by Sir Ian McKellen and to be the cover of this months issue of Gay Times. Hero to so many, coupled with the legendary magazine I was wrongly afraid of loving growing up. I was in fear of judgement and abuse that I so often witnessed, but learnt that it’s okay to be, however and whoever you want to be, that you’re accepted, and you’re protected. It took a little time and a lot of tears to work out and find comfort, but that’s okay. Your path is your path. Little me would be proud that in the fight with fear, we kicked it’s butt. Big me knows the fights never over, and if one person is less frightened by knowing that the place they are in is familiar to so many people, including me, I’m proud to share. The opportunity to speak is appreciated beyond words. Link up top, love abundant! ? • Photography: @jackalexanderuk In conversation with: @ianmckellen As told to: @lewiscorner Fashion: @hausofdarkwah Grooming: @the_sweeney_

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