THE Only Way Is Essex star James Lock has finally admitted his feelings for Megan Barton Hanson.
Appearing on TOWIE: The Official After Party, 34-year-old James spoke for the first time about his blossoming new relationship.
The 34-year-old said he "really likes" the Love Island star - but insists he wants to take things slow.
Asked how is love life is going by host Bobby Norris, James said: "It's a tricky one.
"At the minute I'm seeing someone who I really like.
"It's going really well. We're taking it slow.
"With the industry we're in you have to take it slow, there's so many pressures.
"There's pressures in any relationship but with what we're doing it's like a catalyst.
"You're under a magnifying glass. It's intensified, which makes things harder.
"We're enjoying each other's company."
On Friday night, Megan and her new man couldn't take their hands off each other on a romantic date in London.
The new couple put on a steamy display in the street with Megan, 26, grabbing the Towie hunk's bum as he pulled her in close for a kiss.
Smitten James, 34, wrapped his arms around the Love Islander, who previously dated his The Only Way Is Essex co-star Demi Sims.
Glamorous Meg put the effort in on their night out, wearing a grey dress, black thigh high boots and a cream coat.
Megan revealed their shock romance last week sharing pictures of herself and James at her home on Instagram.