Ahead of the premier of Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion this evening, dating expert Anna Williamson has opened up exclusive to heatworld about how Curtis Pritchard is dealing with his ex, Maura Higgins, moving on with mutual pal Chris Taylor after he admitted to “breaking down” on the sofa.
“Curtis didn’t know who he was,” she says. “He came into our agency, he had his eyes brimming with tears, he was fidgety, and he looked like a lost puppy.
“I’m trained to feel tension and stress and to help people emotionally unload. He was like a pent up firework of emotion, it was quite obvious he needed to unload.”
“He had a lot of speculation around him and he’d never really spoken about his relationship and breakup with Maura, not even really to himself. He was being very open, and [he] sat there and burst into tears.
“Curtis is a really, really nice guy. You could tell the relief he felt when he was finally able to say how he felt.
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“He isn’t rude about Maura, he doesn’t speak ill of her. He is respectful but at the same time he holds his own. He’d come in a bit beaten and battered by social media, he’d not said anything, and it was his time to put the record straight.
“And he does.”
Curtis is one of eight famous faces to have signed up to this year’s Big Brother-style series of Celebs Go Dating, with [all the celebs and their potential dates, plus Anna, Paul Carrick-Brunson and Tom Reed-Wilson, as well as all the crew, isolating in a mansion together.](https://heatworld.com/entertainment/tv-movies/celebs-go-dating-isolating-together/ogether/)
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But it sounds as though they weren’t short of space as Anna admits to the property being “probably one of the biggest mansions in the UK”, adding it had “all the bits and pieces that we could possibly need for Tom to engineer the dates.
“It had a bowling alley, it had a diner, pool tables, it has a lake with rowing boats, bikes for romantic bike rides, we brought in a falconry team so they could do falconry, they could play golf, croquet, hot tub, indoor pool, outdoor pool.”
We can’t wait.