Engaged after just six months of dating, sadly Marnie Simpson and Ricky Rayment's relationship ended almost as soon as it had begun.

Yes, here at SHEmazing! Towers we were particularly devastated to hear last month that reality TV's first couple had dramatically split.

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Still, it certainly seems that Geordie Shore beauty Marnie has bounced back from heartache: she's just been unveiled as the new face of Lovehoney Lingerie… and an accompanying photoshoot is all sorts of seriously sexy.

The 23-year-old is also defiant when asked what she reckons Mr Rayment would think of the resulting campaign snaps. 

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"I hope Ricky enjoys the pictures," she laughs. "I'm not one for bitterness."

Marnie recently underwent more cosmetic surgery on her breasts – improving a boob lift she had performed a couple of years ago. 

Now, she says she's "really happy" with her body and that the Lovehoney range "makes me feel incredibly sexy".

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"I am pleased with my figure. I'm never going to be a catwalk waif but I don't want to be one – I love my curves," the former Miss Newcastle explains.

"I think my best feature is my legs – they are long and slender and whenever I put on my weight it never goes on my thighs, which is a blessing."

And although she hasn't been single for long, Ms Simpson is nevertheless still considering possible future romances. 

Indeed, Lauren Silverman should probably watch out: Marnie has her eye on 56-year-old Simon Cowell – as she reckons the X Factor boss is the "one man who might be able to keep me in line".

The reality TV star adds: "I think he is gorgeous and I have such a crush on him."

She goes on to explain that she was thrilled to be asked to be the new face of Lovehoney Lingerie's autumn/winter Enchant Me collection – which has been inspired by Russian love stories. 

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Items that caught our eye include a gorgeous lace basque in midnight blue and black priced at an affordable €43, as well as a baby doll for €40. 

Meanwhile, a lace robe is €33. A pretty open cup bra and a balcony bra are both €22 each.

At the time of Marnie and Ricky's split, a friend of the latter told OK! Online that although the Towie star initially hoped he and Marnie could patch-up their differences, he ultimately couldn't get over the fact that she had kissed her fellow cast member, Aaron Chalmers.


However, Ms Simpson herself has attributed the break-up to their constant arguing. "We just weren't getting on," she previously explained.

"He'd say it was because we were spending too much time together, but if you're engaged why is that an issue?"

They first got together in January after meeting at a National Television Awards after-party and they then became engaged in June.

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Meanwhile, the brand new 11th series of MTV's Geordie Shore kicks-off tomorrow, with the gang going wild during a summer of fun on the Greek islands.

"It was an absolute blast," Marnie states. "It is the most explosive series we have done and there have been a few fireworks before!"

Marnie Simpson is brand ambassador for Lovehoney Lingerie, the online sex toy retailer.