Pictures of Wretch 32 and Lauren Pope surfaced a couple of weeks ago, and the pair were looking very, very close. But the Traktor rapper has said that he is not dating the reality star, much to our disappointment.

Speaking at the BBC 1Xtra’s 10th birthday bash at Maida Vale studios he said:

Me and Lauren, we’re cool, we’re just mates. She’s a cool girl… Because there isn’t any truth in anything it doesn’t really bother me. If it was true then maybe it would bother me.

So guess that means Wretch won’t be making any surprise appearances on TOWIE then.