Spencer Matthews gives up on romance with Khloe Evans… after she was pictured kissing TOWIE star Tom Pearce less than a WEEK after winning The Bachelor
19:18 GMT, 3 September 2012
Just days ago, viewers saw Spencer Matthews choose Khloe Evans to be his girlfriend on The Bachelor.
However, it appears the romance had little chance to developing further after it turns out the Mancunian PA was photographed kissing TOWIE star Tom Pearce less than a week after being picked by Spencer.
Although the finale of this year's series was only broadcast last week, filming actually wrapped in mid-July, so the cast were sworn to secrecy about the outcome until now.
Needless to say, Made In Chelsea star Spencer, 23, was pretty stunned to see photos of Khloe, 21, kissing Tom P, 22, at Aura nightclub in London just days after they returned to the UK from the Bahamas – where The Bachelor was set.
Not quite a match made in heaven: Spencer Matthews and The Bachelor winner Khloe Evans are no longer dating after she was photographed kissing another man days after winning the show
Happier times: The pair had looked smitten with each other during the filming of the show
So after Khloe announced this week
she was single despite the show's climax on Friday night, her
relationship status is unsurprising given the turn of events.
A friend of Spencer's told the
MailOnline: 'Spencer was looking forward to getting to know Khloe
properly away from the cameras once they got back to Britain.
'However, when he saw photos of her
all over Tom Pearce on the internet literally days after the wrap party, he was
pretty shocked and surprised to say the least.'
Spencer had previously decided to overlook
Khloe's previous kiss and tell on footballer Mario Balotelli during the
series, but the passionate dancefloor display with the TOWIE star left him disappointed.
Maybe not so smitten after all: Khloe was pictured kissing TOWIE star Tom Pearce at Aura nightclub in London on July 18 – days after winning The Bachelor
The friend added: 'The fact she couldn't remain faithful to him less than a week after the show ended convinced Spencer there was no future together.'
While Spencer has had to remain quiet since the photos of her and Tom were first published six weeks ago, Khloe has hit out at the former broker.
Narrow miss: Khloe beat Tabby Richards to win The Bachelor
She said this week: 'I don’t want anything to do with Spencer now – the show’s finished and that’s it. I’m single.
'I’m not interested in having a relationship with him. I’m just going to get on with my life. It was unbelievable to win, it felt amazing. But now we’re back to reality it doesn’t feel great.'
Meanwhile, Spencer more tactfully admitted he hadn't seen Khloe since they finished filming six weeks ago
Asked if he thinks his relationship
with Khloe will work, Spencer replied: 'It's hard to tell. Because
obviously we finished filming about six weeks ago and I haven't been
able to see the winner since then. Very soon, I'll get to see her.'
He added during the interview with ITN: 'It's important, I think, to spend time
with someone off-camera as well. Have some proper days, go out just the
two of you. You know, when you're not surrounded by cameras and sound
'It's difficult to develop a proper relationship and be intimate when you are surrounded by people.'
Spencer was torn between Khloe and Tabby Richards in the show's finale, so he could be forgiven for regretting his decision.
Since being on The Bachelor, Spencer has been plagued with rumours that the show is entirely set-up, with many suggesting he is actually dating his MIC co-star Louise Thompson.
The end: Despite looking happy on the show, it seems unlikely the pair will continue with their relationship