Wednesday 28 September 2016

'I haven't liked someone this much in a long time' - CBB star Jeremy McConnell slams cheating rumours as he discusses Stephanie Davis romance

Sasha Brady

Published 07/02/2016 | 17:32

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jeremy McConnell on the Ray D'Arcy Show. Photo: RTE
Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jeremy McConnell on the Ray D'Arcy Show. Photo: RTE

Celebrity Big Brother star Jeremy McConnell has spoken about his feelings for fellow contestant Stephanie Davis and shut down cheating rumours.

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The Bray man caused quite a stir in the Celebrity Big Brother house when he became romantically involved with former Hollyoaks actress, Stephanie David.

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jeremy McConnell chats with Ray D'Arcy. Photo: RTE
Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jeremy McConnell chats with Ray D'Arcy. Photo: RTE

Speaking to the Ray D'Arcy Show on Saturday night, Jeremy said he's 'smitten' with Stephanie after developing feelings for her in the house, despite the fact that the 22-year-old was in a relationship with model Sam Reece.

"If that was my girlfriend I'd have been devastated," he said.

Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell in Celebrity Big Brother
Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell in Celebrity Big Brother

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"I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. Of course it's a stupid thing that I've done but when you develop those feelings for a girl, you can't go back on it. You know, you wear your heart on your sleeve."

(L-R) Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell at the final of Celebrity Big Brother at Elstree Studios on February 5, 2016 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
(L-R) Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell at the final of Celebrity Big Brother at Elstree Studios on February 5, 2016 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

"[Sam] has more Twitter followers than her so he's done alright," he joked.

However, the former MTV star said the pair need "breathing space" after their intense time in the Big Brother house but they are "working towards a relationship".

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jeremy McConnell on the Ray D'Arcy Show. Photo: RTE
Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jeremy McConnell on the Ray D'Arcy Show. Photo: RTE

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The 23-year-old admitted that he "lost faith in monogamy" when his first relationship ended but after meeting Stephanie, he now believes the "world works in mysterious ways".

"At the moment I really like the girl and I haven't liked someone this much in a long time... so I just have to play it how I feel," he told Ray D'Arcy.

"She's smart, she's intelligent, she's funny, she's witty... she's the type of girl that I like" he explained.

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The tattooed star was recently accused of getting intimate with a 19-year-old club dancer named Caroline Pope during a night out in Newcastle on Thursday, causing the rumour mill to go into overdrive.

"I got into a picture with her," he said but claims he believes that girls are targeting him because of his newfound fame.

"Girls will do that, Twitter followers are coming up [to me] and girls will do stupid things like that."

He added: "I was talking to Steph about it today and we were laughing about the whole thing. She trusts me and I trust her."

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