Blue singer Lee Ryan has admitted he didn’t know who half of his ‘Celebs Go Dating’ co-stars were because he hadn’t owned a TV in a couple of years.
The Blue singer was unaware about a number of his fellow reality TV stars because he hasn’t owned a TV for “a couple of years”.
“I never had a TV for a couple years, I’ve only just got a TV. I’d rather sit by the piano.
Half the people, I never really knew who they were. When they first walked in, I didn’t even know who Megan [Barton-Hanson] was.”
Lee has been joined by the likes of former ‘Love Island’ stars Megan and Jack Fincham, and ‘TOWIE’ star Lauren Goodger, on the programme, and admitted he had only “briefly” seen other seasons of the dating show.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk about his discussion with Megan, the singer said:
“I said to her, ‘What’s your name?’ because I genuinely didn’t know. It’s not any disrespect to them. I mean, I don’t expect anyone to know who I am at the end of the day.
I mean, I have a telly [now] but I only watch films. I have a telly but I don’t watch TV. I’d rather sit there and play my guitar or do a lot of writing.”
The former ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ contestant wants to show the nation he is no longer just “Lee from Blue”.
“You’re forced to go and ask someone out. I necessarily wouldn’t go up to someone in a bar or in a public place and say, ‘Would you like to go out?’ Especially when you’ve just met someone…”