Jessica Wright denies rumours that she is dating former Apprentice star

Gemma Strong

Jessica Wright has denied rumours that she is dating former Apprentice star James Hill. A rep for the former TOWIE star told MailOnline that reports that they have been seeing each other are "absolutely false and untrue".

James, 28, previously described Jess as his "dream girlfriend" in a magazine interview last year, and the pair were reported to have been in a secret romance for a while now, according to the Mirror.

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Jessica Wright and James are "absolutely smitten", according to reports

"James and Jess are absolutely smitten with each other," a source told the newspaper. "They have been seeing a lot of each other and James has even come to Essex to meet Jess' friends and family.

"This could be the real deal. She thinks he is gorgeous and was won over by posh Claridges dates."

Jess has been single since ending her relationship with Ricky Rayment at the end of 2014. She called time on her TOWIE career at the start of this year, and has recently been spending time in LA where she has been partaking in a number of business meetings in the hopes of furthering her entertainment career.

Announcing her departure from TOWIE, Jess – one of the original cast members – told her fans: "After five amazing years on The Only Way Is Essex it is time for me to step away. I've had the best time and I wanna say thank you all so much for your support."

The 30-year-old added: "You will be seeing me soon and I'm also gonna be keeping up with all the goss in Essex. Love you all lots."

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