CELEBS Go Dating’s Paul Carrick Brunson has quit the show after a huge row with a cast member that didn’t make it on air.
The dating guru, 45, sensationally revealed he came to blows with the “disrespectful” celeb behind the scenes on the E4 match-making series.
And in one showdown he was left so angry that he wanted to hit them.
Paul explained he lost his rag over the “fake” star after already feeling stressed because he was forced to leave his wife and kids in the US as he filmed the series due to Covid travel restrictions.
He said: “I never say goodbye but this time it’s different. Even though I made friends this series, I’ll have for life, and I’m grateful for the opportunity, I was more than happy to leave once we wrapped.”
“For this series because of filming restrictions due to Covid, (my wife) Jill and the boys stayed in the US while I moved to Surrey for 45 days of filming.
“Being away from my family for an extended period didn’t work well for me. On set my tolerance for bulls**t was non existent.
“The moment I felt someone was acting in the agency I turned them out.
“The second someone hinted at disrespecting Anna, Tom, the crew, or myself, I snapped.”
Entrepreneur Paul said in a statement shared on LinkedIn that it was his first clash with anyone on the series, which he joined in 2018 as Eden Blackman‘s replacement.
He added: “For the first time I got into an off verbal altercation with a Celeb.
“Real talk, if it wasn’t for daily meditation, exercise and CBD I would’ve put my hands on them.”
He went on: “All this underscores a big lesson for me, my family is my strength. I literally need to be with them to function. They ground, replenish and light me up. My family is my greatest treasure.”
Paul is a mentor, entrepreneur and TV presenter who hails from the US.
On his website, he describes himself as “the world’s most influential matchmaker”.
After graduating with a degree in business he initially began his career as an analyst at an investment bank.
Then in 2009, he launched his matchmaking firm PCB Agency.
He also wrote the bestseller It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern Guide to Finding and Keeping Love.
Paul previously appeared as a co-host and matchmaker on Oprah Winfrey‘s show Lovetown.
She has previously said: “Paul is much more than a matchmaker, he’s a life coach.”
He has also appeared on US shows Oprah Winfrey Network, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show and The Wendy Williams Show.
The Sun has contacted Celebs Go Dating for comment.