He may have won Celebrity Big Brother and pocketed some generous prize money as a result.
But Stephen Bear is still feeling frugal – as he proved when he shared a rather shameless blag for holiday freebies on Saturday night.
The 27 year-old, who also has a millionaire brother, was seen posting a message from his iPhone which specified a number of key items for his latest foreign jaunt.
“Going on holiday next week and need new beach clothes, sun glasses, bags the lot,” the grammatically-incorrect message read. “Please tag any brands”.
The cheeky post attracted more than 1,500 likes in just one hour, but it was also greeted with some brilliant put-downs.
One hit back, saying: “Fishing for freebies cause you don’t have any money and have p****d away all your reality TV money? Cause you don’t want to put in a decent day’s hard work ? Everything that’s wrong with today”.
Another added: “This makes me cringe. Why not try actually paying for the stuff you want instead of going on the beg?”
A third then chimed in: “Why don’t you just go shopping?”, while a fourth added: “Stevie you tight arse”.
His demands are particularly naff considering he’s only recently returned from a trip to Miami, Florida, with Charlotte Crosby.
Charlotte and Bear have never really confirmed they are actually a couple, although they’ve hinted at it by wearing matching His and Hers jumpers.
Ex On The Beach star Bear appeared to confirm the romance in one interview, only to totally backtrack just moments later.
He hinted to Heat magazine they were dating, before saying they are just good friends and suggesting his role on E4’s Celebs Go Dating was a barrier to their relationship happening.
“She’s funny, she’s witty, she’s clever, she’s independent – she’s got all the right attributes. It’s just the wrong time, because I’m filming the show,” he said.
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