Ollie Locke launching gay dating app
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 December 2016
'Made in Chelsea' star Ollie Locke has teamed up with the creators of Bumble to create a dating app for gays called 'Chappy'
Ollie Locke is launching a gay dating app to rival 'Grindr'.
The 'Made in Chelsea' star has teamed up with creators of straight dating app 'Bumble' and his close pal Jack Rodgers to launch 'Chappy' in a bid to find himself and others a new love interest.
Of his new venture, he said: "'Chappy' represents the future of gay dating and we're thrilled to have an investor and partner as well versed in the market as Whitney and Bumble.
"In addition to fully understanding our ethos and mission to normalise gay dating, Bumble also knows the importance of an app fully recognising the needs of the user.
"We're very proud to be working with Bumble."
'Chappy' won't be out until 2017, however singletons are encouraged to sign up now ahead of the launch.
Meanwhile, in July, the 29-year-old socialite revealed he was looking for a male companion as being in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend Catherine Louise Radford - who he split from last December - made him realise he's no longer bisexual.
Speaking about the previous series of the E4 reality show - which was set in Cannes - he said: "It's the first time the viewers have seen me as gay instead of bi. I do say the words 'I am a gay man.'"
Ollie - who has been out as bisexual since 2011 - admitted that the series was a "big" deal for him as he's never "openly" talked about his sexuality.
He said: "For me, this is a big series because I'm talking very openly about gay life, which I have never really done before.
"I lived with a woman last year when I was off camera, we had two dogs together.
"And then we broke up and in December I thought, 'That's it now, I think I'm now gay.'"