Towie's Chloe Sims and Pete Wicks take time apart after he revealed two-year sexual relationship

TOWIE's Chloe Sims and Pete Wicks will take time apart after he revealed their two-year sexual relationship.

Pete admitted the friends had become lovers but had failed to make the romance official – resulting in a recent bust-up on Towie.

And in tonight's episode Chloe, 37, will finally make the decision to stay away from her on-and-off lover, 31, following a number of emotional conversations that ended in tears.

Viewers have watched as the pair come to terms with their romance in counselling sessions with Celebs Go Dating matchmaker Anna Williamson.

But with Chloe breaking down more than once, she's now decided she needs space to let the dust settle.

To distract herself Chloe joins James 'Diags' Bennewith on a beekeeping lesson, as he continues to fulfil his bucket list before turning 30.

Elsewhere in Essex Nicole Bass rows with Amber Turner and Chloe Meadows during a spa day, with Yazmin Oukhellou trying to keep the peace.

Ella Rae Wise and Tom McDonnell join Frankie Sims and Harry Lee on a double date after sparking their new romance.

And Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallett throw a birthday party for their cute Pomeranian dog Monkey.

Pete and Chloe's recent fights has led their Towie co-stars and viewers to question whether the pair were more than just friends and now they know.

But Pete ruled out a potential relationship, suggesting it could even be too late to save their friendship.

He added: "We have made a real mess of everything. I think we are better off just as friends.

"The problem now is we have to navigate our way moving forward as just friends. 

"I think we need to take a step back and think, do we really want this in our lives?

"To be honest even friendships shouldn't be this hard.

"At the end of the day we do want to save our friendship because we love each other to bits. We can be a real dream team most of the time.  

"We do love each other but the problem is we are so different and always end up fighting."

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