His ex-flame and former TOWIE star Pascal Craymer had announced their split on Tuesday, despite only calling the TV presenter her ‘boyfriend’ days before.
And after Nick Knowles was pictured stepping out with his rumoured new love interest, actress Olivia Hallinan, on Thursday night for the second time, Pascal made a thinly veiled jibe at the 55-year-old DIY SOS presenter.
Taking to Twitter to unleash her wrath, the scorned star wrote a cutting status divulging that she was downloading a dating app, captioning the image ‘boy bye’.
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Love Rise to Candleford: TV presenter Nick Knowles, 54, stepped out with actress Olivia Hallinan, 32, on Thursday for a romantic evening in London’s Soho
Taking a swipe: Taking to Twitter to unleash her wrath, scorned Pascal Craymar wrote a cutting status divulging that she was downloading a dating app, posting a photo of a handsome shirtless man and captioning the image ‘boy bye’
Pascal uploaded a screenshot of a handsome shirtless young man on the dating app Huggle, and taking a swipe at her former flame, wrote: ‘*downloads huggle and upgrades*… BOY BYE!’
Nick was seen taking a romantic stroll through London’s Soho with the Lark Rise to Candleford beauty, 32 – fuelling speculation their rumoured romance is heating up.
Olivia looked stylish in a simple printed blouse and jeans, while Nick covered up in a double-breasted checked coat.
Cute couple: Olivia looked stylish in jeans and a printed blouse, while Nick covered up in a double-breasted check coat
The actress had her locks loose, falling at her shoulders, with the red tones of her tresses matching her double-strapped shoes.
TV presenter Nick, meanwhile, was casually clad in jeans and a checked tailored coat that he seemed to pair with a black velvet scarf around his neck – no doubt to keep the autumn chill at bay.
Olivia and Nick were first spotted out and about together in September, although Nick has since been linked to several women of late – including author Julia Suzuki and another blonde beauty later revealed to be his friend and PR director Laura Hawkins.
New pair? Nick and Olivia were first spotted together in September, amid rumours that Nick ‘dumped Pascal Craymer for her’
On the market: Nick has spotted on several dates over the past few weeks, including with author Julia Suzuki
But it seems Olivia is the girl to catch his eye, with a source telling The Sun that the finds her a ‘really sweet girl’.
Meanwhile, days after Pascal Craymer announced her split with Nick, she put on a brave face to flash a dazzling smile as she arrived to the Ellbrook annual awards dinner on Thursday.
The TOWIE star, 30, looked stunning in a semi-sheer glittering gown as she arrived to the event at the plush Chak89 restaurant in Mitcham, London.
Pascal made sure to look the picture of glitz and glamour as she rocked the sheer maxi frock which was layered over a sexy black mini slip.
All smiles: Meanwhile, days after Pascal Craymer announced her split with Nick, she put on a brave face to flash a dazzling smile as she arrived to the Ellbrook annual awards dinner on Thursday
Looking good: The TOWIE star, 30, looked stunning in a semi-sheer glittering gown as she arrived to the event at the plush Chak89 restaurant in Mitcham, London
Elegant: Pascal made sure to look the picture of glitz and glamour as she rocked the sheer maxi frock which was layered over a sexy black mini slip
The low neckline let the brunette beauty flaunt her ample assets while the figure-hugging bottom layer allowed her to showcase her pert derrière.
Ever the fashionista, the reality star accessorised with a sparkling silver clutch, injecting vibrancy into the look with a slick of coral nail varnish on her toes.
She opted for thick lashings of eye liner and bold eyebrows to accentuate her dark eyes, adding a shimmer of silver eyeshadow to complete the sultry look.
Nick had been dating reality beauty Pascal and while he thought she had been a ‘really nice girl’, he has since turned his attentions elsewhere, with the insider revealing to the Sun: ‘Nick is loving the single life and the chance to meet a lot of new people.
Ex: Former TOWIE star Pascal Craymer announced her split with Nick on Tuesday just days after announcing the pair were in a relationship
‘Olivia is a really sweet girl and they had a good laugh on the date. She’s very much his type – she’s intelligent, she’s charming – so who knows where it will go?’
MailOnline have contacted representatives for Nick and Olivia for comment.
His second date with Olivia comes after Pascal confirmed she and Nick have split, despite seeming to reveal just days before that the pair were in a relationship.
The reality beauty gushed about how ‘lovely’ her beau was and confirmed the duo were dating, but days later Nick was seen stepping out with a mystery woman on more than one occasion.
A representative for Pascal told MailOnline: ‘They remain good friends, indeed they may go on another date but they are not in a relationship – both remain single.’
Moving on? A spokesperson for Pascal told MailOnline: ‘They remain good friends, indeed they may go on another date but they are not in a relationship – both remain single’
Nick first fuelled speculation their romance was over when when he left a Mayfair hotel with pal Laura Hawkins – the PR director for luxury resort Kandima in the Maldives on Saturday.
The father-of-four was then spotted with author Julia in the capital, as the duo enjoyed an intimate Pan-Asian meal in the capital on Monday.
Keeping coy when it comes to his relationship status, however, Nick chose not to address speculation surrounding his love life, as he previously insisted to The Mirror: ‘If I get photographed with somebody, it doesn’t mean we’re dating.’
This came after he had arrived at the Britain’s Got Talent Childline Ball in London last week with martial arts expert Della O’Sullivan. Nick joked that Della had been his ‘bodyguard’ for the evening.
Just friends: Nick recently said that ‘If I get photographed with somebody, it doesn’t mean we’re dating’ after enjoying dates with several women