HE went on Love Island for romance in 2017 but Chris Hughes is making do with pulling girls here in Blighty this year.
The reality star split from Jesy Nelson in April after 16 months together but he has now moved on with underwear model Mary Bedford, who he was seen on a date with in London this week.
My exclusive photos show the couple embracing and sharing a smooch in the capital in his first romance since breaking up with Jesy.
An onlooker said: “Chris and Mary went out for a slap-up dinner and looked really close. They were kissing and cuddling and were all over each other when they headed out at the end of the evening.
“They headed off in a cab to the train station together and looked really sweet together. He even tied her shoelaces for her.”
Mary has carved out a career as an influencer and has racked up more than 150,000 followers on Instagram — and I can see why as she’s absolutely gorgeous.
Before Jesy, Chris had a seven-month relationship with Olivia Attwood, who he met on ITV2’s Love Island, before things ended in a series of fiery rows.
Olivia is now engaged to Bradley Dack, while Jesy has moved on with Our Girl actor Sean Sagar.
Speaking last month about his split from Jesy, Chris said: “I don’t think I’ve ever felt heartbroken or anything.
“And then a couple of weeks down the line, you start thinking about it less and less. And the next thing, you’re good as gold.” He certainly seems over Jesy now.