Who has Emily Atack dated? From Harry Styles to Liam McGough – The Sun | The Sun
8th December 2022

TV star Emily Atack has had a number of high profile romances.

Some of her dapper daters reportedly include One Direction star Harry Styles and I'm A Celeb star Seann Walsh.

Who has Emily Atack dated?

Liam McGough

After a number of rocky romances and brief flings, Emily found love once again in 2022 with former reality star and tree surgeon Liam McGough.

However, after just seven months of dating the celeb couple called it quits.

The news came after they were seen enjoying a series of loved-up dates over the summer and things were reportedly getting serious enough for him to meet her family.

A source revealed: "Emily and Liam have been friends for a long time and were together for seven months, but sadly have decided to separate.

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"They kept their relationship private for a while and only went public when the news broke that they were together.

"Sadly, they decided they were better off as friends and parted ways a few days ago, but it's all very amicable."

The Inbetweeners star said she had turned to poetry during her down days after her break up, including The Orange by Wendy Cope, which ends with the sentence: "I love you. I'm glad I exist."

Giovanni Pernice

In February 2022, The Sun exclusively revealed that Emily and Strictly Come Dancing champ Giovanni Pernice were caught locking lips at a Brits Award afterparty.

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An onlooker said: “Gio and Emily were snogging the faces off each other. Their hands were everywhere and they were absolutely loving it.

“He had been following her around the club and joined her on Maya Jama’s private table. Before long he had his arms draped over her on the dance floor where they kissed — and then held hands outside in the smoking area.

“There were also loads of raunchy performers on stage which they watched while cosying up together. It was more than flirty.”

A day after news of their passionate peck broke, Giovanni couldn’t resist poking fun at his latest romantic situation, as he shared the Abba classic Mamma Mia, with the lyrics: "Mamma Mia here I go again. My, my, how can I resist you?" to his Instagram.

He added: “That’s all”, with a laughing face emoji.

Jack Grealish

In November 2021, The Sun exclusively revealed that Emily had been secretly meeting up with footballer Jack Grealish.

The Man City midfielder, who has reportedly been in an on off relationship with childhood sweetheart Sasha Attwood since he was 16, was allegedly calling Emily, almost every day after the pair exchanged numbers in September 2021.

They reportedly met once at Manchester’s five-star Lowry hotel on October 18 – ahead of City’s Champions League victory against Belgium’s Club Brugge – and later at the actress’s home in the capital.

Describing their friendship as the “talk of the dressing room," Jack’s pal explained that the pair have a mutual admiration for each other."

The friend told the Sun: “Emily watched Jack in the Euros and thought he was fit.

“And for his part, Jack has been a fan of hers since she starred as Charlotte ‘Big Jugs’ Hinchcliffe in The Inbetweeners.

“They started DMing on Instagram before swapping numbers, and taking it on to WhatsApp and FaceTime.

“Jack’s been calling her almost every day and has been pretty open about it.

“They’ve become really good mates, are FaceTiming loads and he’s like a little puppy dog around her.

“It’s very sweet. They have a real laugh together.”

A friend later added: “They’re getting very close but obviously haven’t crossed a line.

"Jack is very focussed on his career and Emily is a fun, popular girl who is incredibly busy work-wise at the moment."

After their alleged brief romance was revealed, Jack broke off contact with Emily.

A source close to Jack said: “By all accounts, Emily is really hurt, and feeling incredibly bruised by the whole encounter.

“She’s kept a dignified silence about their fling but now Jack – who made out he was single – has gone running back to Sasha.

“One minute he was besotted, the next he was back with Sasha and acting as if Emily didn’t mean anything.

“When their affair came to light, it quickly became apparent that people were getting hurt – and that things could get very messy.

“Emily didn’t want a huge drama, and took the executive decision to calmly walk away.

“Maybe they can be pals again once the dust has settled – but certainly not for the foreseeable.”

Jude Taylor

Emily split from her boyfriend Jude Taylor in August 2021 after just five months of dating.

A friend said: "Emily and Jude were a great match and had a lot of fun, but it ended up being too tricky to make it work long term.

“They have barely managed to see each other recently so made the decision to call it quits.

“Emily has so much going on at the moment too and that made their relationship a little more difficult.

“She has just finished filming the second series of her one woman TV show and that takes a lot out of her. Plus she’s started to move house now and it is a lot to juggle.

“Those around Emily and Jude were shocked to hear they had broken up because they had seemed so loved up. Jude was Emily’s date to her sister Martha’s wedding and they made such a lovely couple.

“But Emily and Jude said they both knew it was over.

“Obviously they’re both pretty upset about it and are just trying to move on now.”

Joe Caro

In 2020, Emily returned to the world of dating after lockdown.

The Sun revealed she star was dating Missguided social media exec Joe Caro, after meeting through mutual friends.

A source said: “It’s early days between the pair but Emily loves how laid-back Cornishman Joe is.

“They share the same sense of humour and are both chilled out.

"She’s super-busy with her career at the moment so is more than happy to take it slowly.”

Charlie Edwards

Emily had a short lived fling with boxer Charlie Edwards in 2020.

The pair split after Covid restrictions put pressure on their romance.

A source close to the star at the time said: “Emily’s work schedule has been busy lately and she’s had to really focus on making that work.

“She was really into Charlie, who is obviously very handsome. and there was a good spark there, but it’s definitely over.

“They both tried to make it work and she is hoping the door remains open. But with work schedules and lockdown, it’s just impossible at the moment.”

Rob Jowers

In 2019, the TV star looked more loved up than ever as she and her beau and film producer Rob Jowers went public with t  heir relationship.

The lovebirds met through mutual friends and made their first official public outing at the TV Baftas.

However, their whirlwind romance was short lived with the couple calling time on their relationship after six months.

A telly source said: “Emily and Rob were enjoying a honeymoon phase in their relationship with lots of fancy dates and extravagant weekends abroad.

“But when the dust settled they realised it just wasn’t right. The split was mutual and they are both really sad about it and remain friends.

“Emily’s enjoying one of the busiest times in her career so wants to give all she can to the exciting work opportunities coming her way.

“She’s throwing herself into upcoming projects and remains positive.”

Ziggy Lichman

Emily was reportedly dating ex-Big Brother hunk Ziggy Lichman for a few months after meeting through mutual friends in September, 2018.

"Emily is far from single. It’s probably the worst kept secret around where they live – they’re always together," a source told the Mirror.

“They have loads of mutual friends and met a few times over the years but there has always been a lot of chemistry between them.

“When they met this summer they realised how much they liked each other and started dating.”

It’s reported that Ziggy, a former member of the boy band Northern Line, even threw his girlfriend an I’m A Celebrity themed party before she left, at his bar The Shop in Kensal Rise.

But, a spokesman for the Inbetweeners star at the time said: "Emily is categorically not in a relationship with Ziggy. They are friends but nothing more."

Seann Walsh

The Sun exclusively revealed that Emily had enjoyed a secret fling in 2016 with Strictly Come Dancing Love rat, Seann Walsh.

At the time he was understood to be in the middle of his five-year-long relationship with long-term partner Rebecca Humphries.

Rebecca dumped him on Twitter after The Sun revealed pictures of the comedian kissing married Strictly dance partner Katya Jones.

According to sources Sean and Emily first “clicked” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2016 and went on to enjoy a series of liaisons, meeting at pubs and hotels.

A source said: "Seann and Emily were really keen on each other. They were totally wrapped up in each other’s company.

“Emily told pe­ople she was in love with Seann. She liked the way he was funny and quite macho — a man’s man.

“He obviously made her laugh but also treated her well and ­lavished her with her gifts and flowers. She liked the fact that he was a little bit older and more experienced than her, so seemed like a man of the world.

In 2o21, the former flames were pictured reuniting for a meal at Nando's five years after they dated.

In 2022, the pair were seen together once when they met up for a two-hour lunch in London.

Emily even took to Instagram in November to support her ex-beau during his time down under.

While Seann was in the I'm A Celeb jungle, Emily rushed to Instagram and posted a picture of the comedian looking frustrated Down Under.

She added the words: "Seann – one of my best mates

"I am telling you he's a f**king good man. Keep him in."

Dougie Poynter

Emily reportedly had a “friends with benefits” fling with McFly bassist Dougie Poynter.

The actress got together with the musician after splitting from her model ex Jack Vacher.

But when Emily entered the jungle in 2018, she begged producers to find her a boyfriend after admitting her long term goal was to find love and settle down.

She joked at the time that she would have more "fun" with a male companion at her side.

Jack Vacher

Emily dated Hollister model Jack Vacher for five years before they pair split in 2018.

Later that year, while appearing on I'm a Celebrity,  TV star Emily revealed that she had struggled with her mental health following the break-up.

The actress had previously noted her insecurities about the relationship and revealed that she didn't want to stand next to her ex-boyfriend because he was too good looking.

Harry Styles

Emily reportedly first expressed her interest in a baby-faced Harry Styles in 2010.

On her Twitter page at the time, she wrote: “Does Harry from One Direction HAVE to be 16?!

“Let’s pretend he’s 18 at least! Then there’d be only One Direction he’d be going – to the bedroom!”

In 2013, Emily revealed that the two had ended up dating for period of time, but that they no longer keep in touch.

She said: "We had a nice little fling. We were never boyfriend and girlfriend. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever admitted to what it was, because I’ve just shrugged it off before.

“Harry and I had fun, then went in opposite directions. We haven’t spoken in a while.”

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