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Saturday 22 September 2018

Jamie's got lots of Candy but won't be keeping the ladies sweet in Dublin

Lucy Watson. Photo: Tim P Whitby/Getty
Lucy Watson. Photo: Tim P Whitby/Getty

THE women of Dublin can breathe easy. Made In Chelsea star and ladies man Jamie Laing will be hitting the capital's nightspots this evening when he arrives for a flying visit.

But finding a nice Irish girl is strictly off-limits for the posh TV personality, who says he has enough lady troubles to be going on with.

The last time he was in Dublin, the 25-year-old McVitie's heir was linked to model and Madison nightclub hostess Faye Rooney.

However, Jamie is currently embroiled in an awkward love-triangle with MIC co-stars Lucy Watson and Phoebe Lettice-Thompson.

"I think at the moment I'm not in a position to be meeting any girls," Jamie told the Diary.

"I need to win over the girls in the show."

 

COMPLICATED

The cheeky chap initially promised himself to Lucy in the latest series of the UK reality TV series, and the pair were filmed in some cute clinches.

But when her ex – and Jamie's pal – Spencer Matthews arrived back in town, the blond businessman got cold feet. He then became closer to Phoebe, but things got more complicated when it was revealed that she had another boyfriend on the go. "I don't think I did too much wrong," he insisted. "But I don't think they see it that way."

Posh boy Jamie is heir to the McVitie's fortune – his family are credited with creating the Jaffa Cake, Digestive and Rich Tea biscuits. He is in Dublin with his business partner, Ed Williams, to launch his sweet brand Candy

Kittens, which is being unveiled exclusively in Brown Thomas.

Jamie, who will be on hand to meet fans from 4pm to 6pm, said the launch is a "dream come true".

"I'm like the Energizer Bunny who runs around the place, and Ed is the brains of the operation, so we work well together," he said.

 

PASSION

"I've been coming over to Dublin since I was younger because a good few of my friends went to Trinity College," he said.

"It's a lot smaller than London, so I like the way that everyone seems to know each other."

While his sweet business continues to take off, he is concentrating on his other passion – and we're not talking girls.

He said: "When I was going into the show, I always said I wanted to build a presenting career, so I've been doing bits and pieces with that in mind.

"This week I presented Played in Chelsea for Channel 4 On Demand, so that was really exciting.

"I want to do more of that and just keep building my profile."

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