Curtis Pritchard admits that he cannot face dating again following his messy split from Maura Higgins.
The Love Islander, 24, has said that he is not looking for another relationship after he and his former co-star broke up in a series of blazing bust-ups and public rows.
Speaking to The Sun about the split, Curtis said: ‘It hurt. I wasn’t ready for everyone to know we had split up — I wanted some time.
Candid: Curtis Pritchard admits that he cannot face dating again following his messy split from Maura Higgins
‘It was a shock to see that she had announced it on social media hours later.’
He insists that he is now content to remain single and will not be signing up to online dating platforms anytime soon.
The TV personality added: ‘I’m very old-fashioned. I don’t actually like talking to people over a mobile phone or laptop. I’m a very sociable person. I like to be with somebody and talk to them.’
Heartache: The Love Islander, 24, has said that he is not looking for another relationship after he and his former co-star broke up in a series of blazing bust-ups and public rows
But it comes after Maura herself said that she would consider going back onto Love Island because she ‘needs a man’.
The 29-year-old took to Instagram last month to discuss her love life with fans.
She rubbished claims linking her to Dancing on Ice partner Alexander Demetriou after he separated from his wife of four years, Carlotta Edwards, last month.
Newly-single: But it comes after Maura, 29, said that she would consider going back onto Love Island because she ‘needs a man’
Maura said during the Q and A: ‘It doesn’t bother me. We’re in 2020 and a man and woman cannot just be friends…’
She then zoomed in on her face and said: ‘Pure sh*** you know.’
Maura also revealed that she has struggled with adjusting to fame since leaving the Love Island villa but assured fans that she is still single.
Asked if she would ever return to Love Island, the Irish beauty replied: ‘Well, to be honest, I need a man. So maybe I’ll go back in next year, you never know.’
All over: Maura’s revelation comes after Dancing On Ice star Alexander Demetriou confirmed he has separated from wife Carlotta Edwards (pictured together last November)
Sad times: The reality star was asked by a fan if she’s bothered by the speculation surrounding her and Alexander’s relationship following the news he and his wife had split
Confirmation: The professional skater took to Instagram stories to confirm the news and revealed to his followers that it had been a ‘tough time’ for him
Last month, Alexander, 28, took to Instagram stories to confirm he had split from Carlotta amid reports that he became ‘besotted’ with Love Island beauty Maura.
In a statement posted on Instagram stories, Alexander said: ‘I’m sorry I have been quiet on social media recently but it’s been a tough time for me personally.
‘Carlotta and I have separated. Although it saddens me that we can no longer be together, I feel this is best for both of us.
‘I’m looking forward to what the future will bring but in the meantime let’s all say home and stay safe.’
A friend of the former couple recently told their marriage troubles ‘came as a shock’, as they were so close before the last Dancing On Ice series.
Heartache: Maura has been single since splitting from her Love Island beau Curtis Pritchard earlier this year