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Towie’s Pete Wicks is quitting fame to live life as a buddist monk for a couple of months

TOWIE star Pete Wicks is taking a break from fame to live life as a buddist monk.

The single lothario plans to swap his reality TV hunk image to practice celibacy as a Tibeten monk.

Pete, who has had a string of failed romances, will escape Essex to find himself spiritually in the Himalayan Mountains. 

Chatting exclusively to The Sun, Pete, 32, said: "I want to take a month or two off at the end of summer and just travel.

"I would love to go to Nepal for a month and live as a monk. That's one thing on my bucket list which I really want to do. 

"Just live a simple life with no phone, woman trouble or stress."Lockdown has made me realise I've not travelled nearly as much as I want to. 

"I've spent too much time working and doing things I thought I should but wasn't content or fulfilled. What's the point? 

"You only get one shot at life so you need to live it to the max."

Pete's dream of living in Nepal, which is situated between China and India, hangs in the balance due to the Government's current travel regulations.But if borders open later this year Pete admitted he'd love to escape Essex for a much needed break.

"One of the happiest times of my life was being deserted on the island for Bear Grylls," he said.

"You feel more content, less stress. You can feel claustrophobic in London or Essex.

"Sometimes I think I'd love to just f**k off forever but I wouldn't be able to go without the dogs."

Pete is once again involved in TOWIE's drama after kissing 20-year-old cast mate Ella Rae Wise.

Former lover Chloe Sims, 38, who he dated in secret for two-years, is refusing to speak to him.

But despite all the agg Pete claimed he was learning from his mistakes.

He added: "This year has been a real eye-opener because of Covid. 

"It's been a real circuit-breaker and I've tried to take as many positives as I can. 

"It has given me time to really look at myself and life. 

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"It has made me realise I have spent the last few years running around not being very happy with myself. 

"I have got myself into situations I shouldn't really be in. 

"The truth is I've either not been ready or I'm not in the right headspace.

"That's another reason travelling is so appealing."

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