Irish Love Island star Maura Higgins has had plenty of romance rumours since she revealed she was single earlier this year.
However, her latest romance is definitely not one we expected to see coming!
She and TOWIE star Joey Essex were just spotted locking lips backstage at the Pride Of Britain Awards, sending the rumour mill into overdrive!
The pair can be seen in pictures published by the MailOnline getting very close and kissing as well as leaving together in a taxi.
Maura looked stunning as always in a dramatic yellow ballgown and an up-do, very much giving modern-day Belle from Beauty And The Beast.
Joey looked slick in a black suit and red tie, with his hair gelled back in true Joey Essex fashion.
There has been no comment just yet from Maura or Joey on the situation, so for now, we will be watching this space…
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A show that Joey Essex once competed in, finishing in fourth place in 2013 (how has it been nine years?!). If she is heading in, we wonder if she has been asking Joey for tips…
We don’t have an official lineup for the new series just yet, but we do know that it will begin on November sixth, so VERY soon!