Mario Falcone thinks Pete Wicks and Chloe Sims would be the perfect couple.
The twosome set tongues wagging earlier this month when photographs emerged of them reportedly getting cosy with one another shortly after the heavily-inked hunk's split from Megan McKenna but, although they're adamant they're just friends, Mario is convinced they'd be really good together but fears for their close platonic relationship.
Speaking to new! magazine, he said: "I don't think so but they'd be a good couple. They have fun together as friends, which is key when it comes to relationships. Pm paper they'd be great but there's risk of losing the friendship. Chloe and me took it a step too far three years ago and we're lucky to still be friends."
The 29-year-old hunk has just returned to the ITVBe show following a few years away from the cameras and is hoping that bosses will decide to extend his contract.
He explained: "Hopefully it'll be an extended thing because I'm enjoying being back. The break gave me some time to reassess. My life is exactly where I want to be."
Mario is now in a happy relationship with salon owner Becky Miesner and is adamant he wouldn't let her join the programme in the near future because it "doesn't work" when the romance is played out on television.
The heartthrob - who was in a relationship with Lucy Mecklenburgh when he was last on the show - said when asked if Becky would be joining him on screen: "No! She has no interest in coming on and I wouldn't have her on it because it doesn't work."