Who is Celebs Go Dating star Tom Zanetti? – The Sun

TOM Zanetti became a headline name after working with Katie Price on her reality TV show My Crazy Life.

Now, the DJ is looking for love on 2021's Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion. Here's everything you need to know…

Who is Tom Zanetti and what is he known for?

Tom Zanetti – born Tom Courtney in 1989 – is a big name in UK House music.

Starting from a young age, the musician has risen from the underground to become one of the biggest players in the genre.

His signature track, You Want Me, peaked at 22 in the UK chart in November 2016, four years after its first release.

The big time DJ also appeared as a guest DJ at the Love Island villa during the 2018 series, The Sun exclusively revealed.

Tom took to Instagram after the new series was announced and penned: "I don’t have a girlfriend, my businesses have been shut down haha. They wanna pay me to party in a mansion full of gorgeous girls and crazy characters for 3 weeks??? ERM SIGN ME UP BABY 😈🎉🤣 this will be the biggest show on tv! @celebsgodating."

Did Tom date Hayley Hughes?

Hayley made her romance with Tom Zanetti official on Instagram with a series of snaps.

The model from Liverpool shared a short video with her Instagram followers of her snuggling up to the musician.

She used a funny filter so it appeared that Tom had a large daisy in his hair.

Hayley then posted a sweet snap of the couple holding hands.

In another image added to her feed, the DJ can be seen kissing the star as they posed for a photo next to their friends.

The pair split up in January 2019 just months after discussing marriage.

What were the rumours about Tom Zanetti and Katie Price?

Tom was swept up in a media storm after hanging out with Katie Price in Miami, with speculation they were romantically involved.

A source close to Tom slammed the speculation as "pathetic" but at the start of July 2017, it was revealed Katie had sent Tom sexy messages and told him she "loved him and wanted his kids" behind Kieran's back.

It fuelled rumours Katie's marriage to husband Kieran Hayler was coming to an end after the singer posted a furious Twitter rant about Kieran's infidelity and removed her wedding ring after he demanded a lie detector test.

All involved parties denied the rumours and earlier this year Katie and Kieran's relationship ended.

The former glamour model has since found love with new man Kris Boyson, a personal trainer who began seeing Katie around May 2018.

 

Does Tom Zanetti have any other celebrity friends?

Tom has an address book full of reality TV’s biggest personalities.

His Instagram account is full of selfies with the likes of Nicole Scherzinger, Dappy and David Dickinson.

Geordie Shore royalty Scotty T even vowed to get naked if Tom’s track reached the top spot in the UK charts. Unfortunately for Scotty T fans, it didn’t.

He has added to his list of celeb pals after appearing on Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion, mingling with the likes Chloe Ferry, Wayne Lineker and Made in Chelsea star Sophie Hermann, who he took a liking to on the show and even broke show rules and went on a date with her.

How did Tom get started in the music industry?

Speaking to Official Charts Company in 2016, Tom revealed: “I’ve been a massive fan of music and rapping from a young age. My dad was a DJ in the ‘90s and he played house and garage. He used to take me to his gigs to help him set up. On the other side, my mum loves Motown, so there was a lot of different music on in the house all the time. I used to love writing poems as a kid too, and later I started writing them over a bassline.

“I started performing my own tracks in clubs when I was 17. I was doing it for free for about a year, until I realised I could just put on my own events instead. The shows kept getting bigger and better, and it all went from there.”

What happened to Tom's ex-girlfriend Lizzie?

In 2018 Tom spoke for the first time about his girlfriend's death in a car crash in 2010.

Lizzie Pickavance was killed in a car crash in 2010 aged just 20.

Tom's girlfriend Lizzie was returning from work in Manchester when she lost control of her car on the M62 near Gildersome and the vehicle smashed into a tree.

She died later in hospital.

The DJ had been living in Belle Isle, near Leeds, with Lizzie at the time of the horror crash in 2010, along with their son Deaconn, who was born in 2006.

Tom revealed he eventually got through it and urged anyone going through a bereavement to ask for help.

Zanetti opened up about his late girlfriend on Celebs Go Dating, who was just 21 when Lizzie passed away.

"She passed away. She didn't come home one morning," he told agents Paul Brunson and Anna Williamson.

"She fell asleep at the wheel, she used to work nights, I used to wait for her every single night. So the only night I went to sleep, I woke up and she wasn't there."

An emotional Tom added: "F***king hell, I tell this story a lot when people ask, I don't usually get emotional. I think because of the pressure in the house and I'm opening up to you guys."

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