The Only Way Is Essex star Pete Wicks was attacked by a shark while filming for the upcoming series of Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.
Pete – who’s spent five weeks in survival mode on a Pacific Island – was reportedly fishing for food along with fellow celebs when the shark came out of nowhere and bit his hand.
"Pete and the rest of the Islanders were checking their fishing nets when he was attacked by the shark. It just came out of nowhere and bit his hand,” an insider reveald to The Sun.
They added the cast and crew were panicky as there was blood everywhere and Pete needed immediate medical attention
“No one knew what was going on, but show medics managed to get him cleaned and bandaged up. He was still wearing the dressing on the plane home," the source continued.
Pete previously revealed that he had lost a shocking three stone during his stint on Celebrity Island, and opened up about how difficult returning to normal life had been.
“You think you're going to be able to come back and scoff as much as you want, but you physically can't. It's the hardest thing I've ever done, without a doubt,” he told the publication.
GALLERY: Towie stars then and now
Towie stars then and now SLIDER
Lauren Goodger in 2011
Lauren Goodger takes on the red carpet at Essex Fashion Week back in 2011, a year after the show launched. Stripes and fake tan for days!
THE GLOW UP - Lauren Goodger now
Oh YASS, the glo up is real! Lauren Goodger in 2018 at the OK! Magazine's 25th anniversary party. We don't know what magical moisturiser she is using but we are well jeal - She looks younger! She occasionally shows up on TOWIE, that's probably because she very busy working on her fake tan range Lauren's Gold .
Harry Derbidge in 2010
TOWIE's sweet heart and cousin to TOWIE royalty, Amy Childs, at the afterparty of a film premiere. Looking so young and fresh faced.
THE GLOW UP - Harry Derbidge now
After quitting the show TWICE in 2014 (so, extra). He followed his cousin Amy Child's footsteps and opened his own boutique which closed down last year. Now, he is a social media influencer and slaying the game.
Gemma Collins in 2011
Do you remember when she was a brunette? Yeah, no one does.
THE GLOW UP - Gemma Collins now
"So, girls"She ditched the bangs, the brunette hair and the excessive tan - thank god. After becoming TOWIE's most meme'ed star, she is now deeply in love with TOWIE's other star James 'Arg' Argent.
Amy Childs in 2010
Amy Childs in her signature red hair back in 2010 - on the red carpet for the launch of The Only Way Is Essex.
THE GLOW UP - Amy Childs now
After being the first one to quit the show, she stormed the showbiz world with her own reality TV show, starred in Celebrity Big Brother and she is now reported to be worth over £5 million. She also welcomed her first born child, Polly, from ex-boyfriend Bradley Wright. There is no doubt she has been a busy lady.
Mark Wright in 2011
Other than being an immediate TOWIE heartthrob, he also used to model early on in his career.
THE GLOW UP - Mark Wright now
Not a major change but the most noticeable thing is that widow's peak, it completely vanished, hair transplant maybe? - He is now happily married to Michelle Keegan. He is actually doing really well for himself (go on Mark!), he has his own radio show, he used to be the face of Take Me Out: The Gossip and he ventured across the bond, and he works with Mario Lopez on Extra.
James 'Arg' Argent in 2011
This is what he looked like 6 years ago...
THE GLOW UP - James Argent now
Here he is on Loose Women just a few days ago, he pretty much still looks the same minus the hair change, it's now flung to the back rather than the side. Following his break-up from his on screen love, Lydia Bright, he took sometime off from TOWIE but now he is back!
Lydia Bright in 2011
Lydia opened her own boutique as soon as she joined TOWIE. She left TOWIE after major drama with co-stars James Argent and Gemma Collins.
THE GLOW UP - Lydia Bright now
Now, a lot has changed - here she looking incredible on the red carpet for 71st BAFTAs back in Feb. She is now a fashion blogger and you can catch her on E4's Celebrity Five Star Hotel.
Sam Faiers in 2010
Quintessential Essex glamour is the best way to describe this picture but she definitely wins the best glow up...
THE GLOW UP - Sam Faiers now
She 100% glowed up the most. Her life changed drastically since she first appeared on TOWIE. After leaving the show, she became a mother to baby Paul and baby Rosie. She followed Amy Childs' footsteps and joined Celebrity Big Brother and she has her own show The Mummy Diaries. You go girl.
Kirk Norcross in 2010
He is a TOWIE original. He left the show 3 years after first appearing on our TV screens.
THE GLOW UP - Kirk Norcross now
Not much has changed, except a couple of wrinkles here and there - yikes. To be fair, he is a dad to 2 children now, looks like he doesn't get much sleep now a days. Oh, he is also an author now.
Maria Fowler in 2011
She had a very short time on TOWIE after she was dubbed "just a f***ing extra" by Kirk - harsh af right?
THE GLOW UP - Maria Fowler now
We use the term 'Now" very loosely with Maria, this picture is from early 2017 - that's because we can't find any recent pics as she is keeping it on the down low. We do know that is she is a makeup artist now, at least she is doing something.
In other reality TV news, Love Island viewers were left shocked as fan favourite Niall Aslam quit the show for 'personal reasons'.
Announcing the news to the rest of the villa, Dr Alex George said: “For personal reasons, unfortunately, he can’t continue or come back to the Villa."
And reports claim Naill's friends haven't been able to get hold of him since he left the villa.
“We don't know what's gone on and we haven’t spoken to him so we’re in the dark,” one friend explained.