A new TOWIE couple Cara Kilbey 24, spotted leaving Marathon fundraiser with Mick Norcross, 48
14:15 GMT, 30 March 2012
His on-screen romance with The Only Way Is Essex co-star Maria Fowler came an abrupt halt after just two dates.
But it looks like nightclub owner Mick Norcross, 48, may be starting another May-December romance as he was spotted holding hands with co-star Cara Kilbey.
After allowing Kilbey, 24, and her best friend Billi Mucklow to host their London Marathon fundraiser at his Sugar Hut club in Brentwood, Essex, the pair were spotted leaving holding hands.
New couple alert The Only Way Is Essex stars Mick Norcross and Cara Kilbey leave his Sugar Hut nightclub in Brentwood, Essex at 1am this morning
As a Bikram yoga teacher training for the marathon, it was no surprise to see Cara showing off her toned figure in a pink CelebBoutique bandage dress and matching heels.
Although she has remained coy over her lovelife, she did tweet the divorced dad: 'A big thank you to @micky_norcross for tonight. What a gentlemen x.'
While the pair get on famously, Cara's spokesperson said Mick was just walking her to her taxi.
The rep added that while they haven't been on a date yet, they are 'considering' it.
Yoga-honed and toned: The 24-year-old is looking in good shape ahead of next month's Marathon
'What a gentleman': Was Mick just giving her a helping hand in her towering heels… or is there something more
Fans of the show will know Mick enjoyed two dates with glamour model Maria, to the chagrin of his son Kirk.
However, after he heard rumours of her being linked to footballer Lee Croft – who she is now living with in Scotland, Mick called things off.
Before leaving the ITV2 reality show, Kirk and co-star Joey Essex had an unsuccessful double date with Billi and Cara respectively.
However, in recent months, Billi has since found love with Cara's footballer brother Tom.
Leggy: Billi Mucklow showed off her curves in a black mini dress (left), while Irish model Georgia Salpa wore a pink prom dress
Cara and Billi have been training hard for next month's Marathon to raise money for the Samaritans.
Ahead of the night they had raised 1,960 of their 10,000 goal, but received a further 3,343 in door takings on the night, which was presented to them in a cheque from Mick.
Mick said: 'It was a great evening – loads of famous faces came down as well as friends, family and TOWIE fans. We raised a heap of money which will be put in Billi and Cara’s pot for Samaritans.'
Stephen Wilkie, Samaritans’ Community Fundraising Manager said: 'Huge thanks to Mick, Billi and Cara for their efforts. Events like this not only raise vital funds to help Samaritans, they help spread awareness about our service. We wish the girls the best of luck with their marathon and look forward to cheering them on!'
No hard feelings: Billi cuddles up to Sugar Hut manager Kirk Norcross, despite their disastrous date in Series 3
Natural look: Lucy Mecklenburgh ditched the hair extensions as she arrived with boyfriend Mario Falcone
A host of TOWIE stars past and present turned out at their local haunt to support the running duo.
Lucy Mecklenburgh arrived on the arm of her boyfriend Mario Falcone and showed off her amazing figure in a camel So Couture Bardot dress.
Fashion designer Mecklenburgh, 20, admitted she felt strange without her signature hair extensions.
She tweeted: 'On way to @sugarhut, feel so weird with no extensions in short natural hair !!!'
Different styles: Lydia Bright wore a pink mullet dress (left), while Georgina Dorsett was in her signature 'no dress' style in a black jumpsuit
Meanwhile, her friend Lydia was flying solo in a pink mullet dress and newly-cropped hair.
It appeared she had been getting accused of being too thin giving her Twitter updates.
She fumed: 'When will everyone leave me alone about my weight. I am a normal BMI,
5ft 5, 8.5 stone. I no (sic) I'm thin but I'm healthy & happy x.'
To donate to Billi and Cara's London Marathon fund, visit their fund-raising page.
Fake tans and tight dresses all round: Kirk looked in his element surrounded by women
Mind the age gap: Mick on a date with former TOWIE co-star Maria Fowler last October
Generous: Mick presented the girls with a cheque for 3343