Pete Wicks has sensationally quit fame and sex to become a celibate monk in Nepal.
It would mean completely reinventing himself to the world that knows him as the star on TOWIE.
The TOWIE star, 32, has set his heart on fleeing the reality TV scene and finding refuge in the picturesque Himalayan Mountains.
Despite his reputation as a Lothario and ladies’ man, Pete insisted he wants to get rid of any “women trouble” and “live a simple life”.
Pete has made plans to take time off for a few months after the summer to travel the world, leaving behind his high-flying TV career.
Lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic has inspired Pete’s desire to see different places and Nepal tops the list.
He told The Sun : “I want to take a month or two off at the end of summer and just travel. I would love to go to Nepal for a month and live as a monk. That’s one thing on my bucket list which I really want to do.
“Just live a simple life with no phone, woman trouble or stress. Lockdown has made me realise I’ve not travelled nearly as much as I want to.”
Pete lifted the lid on his hopes for his spiritual journey and development after spending “too much time working”.
He added: “I’ve spent too much time working and doing things I thought I should but wasn’t content or fulfilled. What’s the point? You only get one shot at life so you need to live it to the max.”
Reflecting on life at the moment, Pete admitted he felt “claustrophobic” on both the London and Essex scene.
His ultimate dream to “f**k off forever” can’t become a reality because of his loyalty to his dogs.
The reality star has been at the heart of the drama on TOWIE after he locked lips with his co-star Ella Rae Wise, 20.
Always his love life has been somewhat tumultuous dating back to his fiery romance with former co-star Megan McKenna.
His latest ex girlfriend Chloe Sims, who he dated in secret for two years, won’t speak to him even now.
They had been friends for years before dating in secret and breaking up.
Pete had his first taste for fame in 2015 when he starred on TOWIE before becoming a regular cast member on the series.