LIAM Gatsby (aka Liam Blackwell) arrived on the Towie scene back in 2015 and has impressed viewers with his extravagant dates, entertaining rap songs and love of helicopters.
The Essex businessman is also pursuing a career as a rapper and has secured a record deal. Here’s what we know about him…
Getty Images – Getty Liam Gatsby launched a music career in 2017
Who is Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell?
Liam Blackwell, who goes by the name Gatsby, joined Towie in 2015 as Lydia Bright’s best friend – her mum Debbie is his Godmother.
However, that wasn’t the first time the 29-year-old appeared on the ITVbe show.
The ladies man actually appeared in a trailer for the first series alongside the original stars of the show including Mark Wright, Amy Childs and Sam Faiers.
Liam told the Daily Star: “I was actually on the first ever advert for TOWIE.
“I got cast for the show, but after we filmed the trailer, I decided it wasn’t the right time for me to do it so I pulled out at the last minute.
“It was the right decision. I’m a bit older now so I can handle it.”
Before he became a reality TV stalwart, Liam was once a professional footballer.
He revealed: “I used to play football for West Ham United, when I was younger, but I lost interest and gave footie up to go out partying.
“I wish I’d carried on though – I could be a top player now!”
Instagram Gatsby was introduced on the show as Lydia Bright’s best friend
Who is Liam Gatsby dating?
The Sun Online exclusively revealed in February 2018 that Liam was dating Spanish model Rebeca Marrero.
Rebeca, 22, has modelled for H&M and ASOS and could be making a cameo appearance in Towie.
It seems Liam has a type – his previous girlfriend Swedish model Isabella Cirinksi.
Liam was also involved in an on-going storyline in the last series of Towie which followed his failed romance with Chloe Sims.
Snapchat He had a whirlwind romance with Chloe Sims
He vowed to win her back after their whirlwind romance broke down but Chloe told him it wasn’t to be.
She even went on to admit that their fling ended up ruining their friendship.
In 2016 he also tried to woo former Towie girl Ferne McCann with a lavish date involving a helicopter ride.
Instagram Liam with new model girlfriend Isabella Cirinski