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Ferne McCann reveals she’s found a boyfriend in lockdown – and she’s ‘really excited’ to say goodbye to single life

IT'S fair to say Ferne McCann has had a rough few years when it comes to dating.

But now things are looking brighter for the 30-year-old reality star, as she has revealed she has got a new boyfriend.

Ferne hasn't been particularly lucky in love, but that looks like it could be about to change.

The TV stunner has now revealed she is back on the dating scene and there is a man in her life.

She told MailOnline: "I have met someone. But it is early days and I don't want to divulge into too much information.

"We will see. I am excited, I am really, really excited about how this will go and how it will develop.

"Obviously I was single in lockdown so I knew the struggles of single life – it was like do you go on the apps? Am I going to meet someone randomly?"

Ferne has been single since May when she and New York-based boyfriend Albie Gibbs went their separate ways.

The former Towie star's ex Arthur Collins was jailed over a nightclub acid attack in 2017, and Ferne was left devastated for his victims.

She has a daughter, Sunday, with Collins and now juggles being a single mum with running a fitness business.

Ferne revealed this week she attends therapy sessions weekly, and says it has helped her when she has “struggled” the most.

She told The Sun: “There's definitely been moments in my life where I have struggled. And I feel really grateful that I'm sat here in a position where I feel mentally strong.

“But this hasn't just happened overnight. This is something that I have worked on and put in place.

“I see a therapist, every week, and I have done that for the best part of three years. And I really want to highlight this because this is really important to me, because in the past I've never really spoken about it.

“There's this feeling that if you see a therapist, it's because you've had a breakdown. When in my eyes, it actually is a really positive step.”

Ferne urged anyone to seek therapy if they are considering it and are in a position to commit to sessions.

She said: “I’ve got a very good relationship with my therapist. I've overcome so, so much and learnt so much about myself and have learnt tools so that if I feel anxious or have a wobble, I can pick myself back up and talk to my therapist about it.

“For me, it's been a really positive experience. And I openly want to talk about it. Because if you are considering speaking to a professional, and you can, I absolutely would.

“I hand on heart say go for it, because for me, it has been one of the best things I've ever done.”

The brunette beauty was thrown into the spotlight when she joined the cast of ITV reality show The Only Way is Essex in 2013 and her popularity sky-rocketed two years later when she became a finalist on hit show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Being in the public eye, Ferne has experienced trolling on social media but says she now knows how to deal with it.

She added: “I'm so many years in, you almost expect it, you're exposing yourself when you do reality TV, so I have definitely developed a thick skin.

“But that does not mean that if I see a nasty comment it doesn't still hurt.

“I’ve got a love hate relationship with social media because it’s very much part of my work.

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