Sam Thompson has a crush on Gemma Collins.

Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

The 25-year-old reality star is going to be looking for love on 'Celebs Go Dating' but he's more interested in catching the eye of one of the other famous singletons.

Asked who his celebrity crush is, he told OK! magazine: "Gemma Collins. Legitimately. She is so cool. Every time I talk to her, she brings out a smile and I love people like that."

The 'Made in Chelsea' star also has his eye on other people on the show - but he doesn't think he stands a chance next to 'Love Island' hunk and fellow hopeful Mike Thalassitis.

Asked if anyone else has caught his eye, he said: "Yes, massively, but Mike is here and he's an 111 out of 10.

"There's no competition at all. Literally if he walks in, I'll walk out."

Though Sam's used to having his love life played out on screen, finding a date is very new for him.

He said: "I am [used to being on camera] but I've never been on a proper date apart from with some of my old girlfriends but I knew all of them.

"I've never just gone up to a random person in a bar and said, 'Do you want to go for a drink?' I'm really quite shy and semi-insecure."

Sam previously admitted he didn't treat Amelia Lily very well during their brief post-'Celebrity Big Brother' romance because he wasn't over ex-girlfriend Tiffany Watson but he now feels he has moved on and is ready to date again.

He said: "I think I've come to terms with a lot of stuff. You can beat yourself up, which I have been doing.

"I've been on the floor for quite a long time emotionally, but my family and friends said, 'Pick yourself up and go for it, otherwise you'll just waste away.'

"Everyone else just gets on with life, and you can only feel bad for so long.

"So here I am - out of my comfort zone."