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Jess Wright: I 'friend-zoned' Pete Wicks

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Jess Wright: I 'friend-zoned' Pete Wicks

Jess Wright "friend-zoned" Pete Wicks.

The 'Only Way Is Essex' star went on a couple of dates with her co-star on the ITVBe show and although he's now romancing new girl Verity Chapman, Jess insists it was her that put an end to their blossoming relationship.

She said: "Pete and I are just friends now. I kind of friend-zoned the whole thing. I didn't want to get into a relationship. He is really nice though."

The 29-year-old beauty - who split from long-term boyfriend Ricky Rayment last year - insists that even though she's focusing on herself at the moment, she knows exactly what she's looking for a man.

She told Now magazine: "I like someone who can make me laugh. The guy will be a true gentleman."

Jess also refused to comment on Ricky's recent engagement to 'Geordie Shore' star Marnie Simpson - who he began dating in January after meeting at the NTAs - saying: "We are not discussing it."