PETE Wicks had Celebs Go Dating fans in tears as he opened up about his relationship with his dad.
The 34-year-old revealed his dad walked out on his mum when he was younger and they’ve had little contact since.
Pete said: “My dad’s a good man.
“I don’t have a relationship with him. My mum and dad split up when I was younger and I understand things are difficult but I wasn’t enough for him to stay.”
He added: “[I’ve felt] Sadness and anger. I was able to keep it under control for years.
“I recently lost my nan. I’ve felt sad for years. It’s been tough.”
Fans rushed to Twitter to have their say on Pete’s revelations, with one writing: “Pete’s actually quite sweet.
“Bless him. He’s really displaying a vulnerable side that I’ve never seen before.”
Another said: “I’m welling up.”
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Someone else wrote: “I just want to give @p_wicks01 a big hug. So brave to talk so deep.”
And a fourth added: “Wanna give Pete a big hug.”
Pete recently opened up to The Sun about his search for love and why he’s still single.
He said: “No f**ker will put up with me!
“I think it’s because I believe in soulmates, marriage and kids and all that stuff.
“But I would rather stay on my own than settle for anything other than exactly what I feel like I want, if that makes sense?
“I believe in the fairy tale, I want the fairy tale. I just haven’t had it yet.”