Vicky Pattinson pictured at the ITV studios
Vicky Pattinson seen at ITV after appearing on Loose Women on April 20Neil Mockford / getty

They enjoyed a series of dates earlier this year. Now Vicki Pattison reveals that she's been feeling lonely and claims that she would date former TOWIE star Mario Falcone despite their brief romance fizzling out. While speaking to OK! magazine about her relationship status, the 28-year-old said:

"I've got no time so I'm going to be single for the foreseeable future."

The Loose Women presenter has been single since splitting from Ex On The Beach star Stephen Bear last October and admitted she missed having a boyfriend. "My life is fantastic but I'm 28 and sometimes I want a man to take me out, cuddle up with me – I do get lonely."

She admited that she did have plans for the future with the reality TV hunk, as she said: "If I was going to date anyone it would be Mario, he's a great guy.

"We have a great connection so maybe when things die down. I'm not planning on connecting with anyone else and if he does there will be trouble."

Pattison was spotted enjoying a string of dates with the 28-year-old reality TV star and even stayed over at his house, but it didn't last long.

Last week (9 June), the former TOWIE star spoke on their alleged romance as he said they "tried hard to make it work".

According to the Daily Mail, the former Celebrity Big Brother star explained: "We both tried to make it work. I'm busy away a lot and if you haven't got time for yourself, how are you going to make time for someone else?

"We're such good friends. We get along so well. We had to make it a mutual decision, unless we can give it our all we're going to end up ruining our friendship.

"So we decided to just remain friends, and it could happen in the future but at the moment we'll stay friends."

During an appearance on Loose Women, the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winner revealed "We had a cocktail," she said. "He's gorgeous, lovely, a nice lad. But we were too busy to see each other. It fizzled out."