SOME of the male stars of a TV celebrity dating show have been suited and booted by a Bradford tailoring firm.

Joey Essex, Wayne Lineker, Curtis Pritchard and Tom Zanetti are some of the stars of E4's reality TV hit Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion.

The foursome have been kitted out for next Thursday's series finale by IK Collections, based in Westgate, Bradford.

The company has made each of the men's tuxedos for the showcase, after DJ Zanetti went into the show's mansion wearing clothing from the firm, prompting his fellow contestants to follow suit.

The show sees a selection of celebrities and their potential love matches live together under the same roof for the series to see if romance blossoms.

Imran Khan, owner of IK Collections, said: "They looked really nice in the suits, really smart.

Tom Zanetti went in to the mansion wearing some of our stuff and the rest of the boys saw it and said they liked it. Tom is one of our regular clients

"They said they wanted some of our stuff, so we got their sizes and made them some jackets. It's a big thing for us.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, Joey Essex and Tom Zanetti in their IK Collections clothingFrom left, Joey Essex and Tom Zanetti in their IK Collections clothing

"It's great that celebrities are getting their stuff from here.

"They sent me a video saying thank you very much. These boys have a lot of followers on social media and they tagged me in a picture of them wearing the jackets. They sent me a voicemail too.

"They said they will all be coming up to Bradford when the pandemic is over and they will be getting more stuff from us.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Curtis Pritchard Curtis Pritchard

"It's a proud moment for Bradfordian people. We are doing it for Bradford people. We want to put Bradford on the map in a good way.

"It's a really good thing for business. It's something different.

"The show is very big and successful."

For the final, IK Collections created a jacket featuring diamante crystals for Zanetti, a paisley print jacket for former Love Island star Pritchard and designs featuring 3D fabric for reality TV star Joey Essex and Wayne, Ibiza bar owner and brother of Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Wayne Lineker Wayne Lineker

This is not the first time Mr Khan's company have made clothing for high-profile figures.

Mr Khan helped kit out Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a second time after sending him cufflinks, a tie and braces.

He sent the cufflinks and received a reply on behalf of Mr Johnson on Downing Street-headed paper.

Mr Khan produced a suit for former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn featuring the words 'For the many' in the pinstripe, which Mr Corbyn wore on the General Election campaign trail in Whitby in 2019.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Imran Khan, of IK Collections Imran Khan, of IK Collections

The designer also kitted out the late Captain Sir Tom Moore in three suits last summer.

The Keighley-born fundraiser, who died aged 100 earlier this month, invited Mr Khan to his home where he completed his 100-lap challenge which raised more than £33 million for NHS charities.

Captain Sir Tom tried on his three suits for the first time when he came home to Keighley last summer.

Other IK Collections clients have included boxers Chris Eubank Jr, Amir Khan, Tyson Fury and Duncan James from boyband Blue.