Celebs Go Dating’s Kimberly Hart-Simpson CONFIRMS her romance with new boyfriend Shane Finlayson

Kimberly Hart-Simpson has confirmed her romance with new boyfriend Shane Finlayson, who she met on Celebs Go Dating.

The former Coronation Street star, 34, even made sure to make it Instagram official with her beau, after viewers had seen the two get to know each other on the E4 show.

Kimberly, who played escort Nicky Wheatley on the soap, took to the social media app to share a sweet snap of them sitting on a stairway, with Shane gazing down and smiling at his new beau.

New couple alert: Kimberly Hart-Simpson has confirmed her romance with new boyfriend Shane Finlayson, who she met on Celebs Go Dating

New couple alert: Kimberly Hart-Simpson has confirmed her romance with new boyfriend Shane Finlayson, who she met on Celebs Go Dating

New couple alert: Kimberly Hart-Simpson has confirmed her romance with new boyfriend Shane Finlayson, who she met on Celebs Go Dating

Instagram official: Kimberly took to the social media app to share a sweet snap of them sitting on a stairway, with Shane gazing down and smiling at his new beau

Instagram official: Kimberly took to the social media app to share a sweet snap of them sitting on a stairway, with Shane gazing down and smiling at his new beau

Instagram official: Kimberly took to the social media app to share a sweet snap of them sitting on a stairway, with Shane gazing down and smiling at his new beau

Shane looked incredibly dapper in a matching navy blue blazer and trousers, while Kimberly looked equally as stunning in a floor-length silky red dress.

‘Hey Insta,’ she captioned the post. ‘Meet the fella.’

Kimberly’s celeb pals were quick to comment on the post to congratulate the new couple, with Summer Monteys-Fullam writing: ‘Yaaassss,’ alongside a series of party hat emojis.

Supportive: Kimberly's celeb pals were quick to comment on the post to congratulate the new couple

Supportive: Kimberly's celeb pals were quick to comment on the post to congratulate the new couple

Supportive: Kimberly’s celeb pals were quick to comment on the post to congratulate the new couple

Kieran Hayler added: ‘So happy for you both. Such a hard secret to keep. The amount of dms I have had asking if you two were still together.’ 

While Kimberly’s Hollyoaks co-star Jessica Fox penned: ‘You look beautiful and he’s very lucky to have you x.’

Kimberly and Shane had previously declared their love for each other in the final episode of the series, which was broadcast on Thursday night. 

The soap star had recently opened up about her experience on Celebs Go Dating, referring to her time on the reality series as ‘incredible’, as she was able to find a lover.

Reflective: The soap star had recently opened up about her experience on Celebs Go Dating, referring to her time on the reality series as 'incredible', as she was able to find a lover

Reflective: The soap star had recently opened up about her experience on Celebs Go Dating, referring to her time on the reality series as 'incredible', as she was able to find a lover

Reflective: The soap star had recently opened up about her experience on Celebs Go Dating, referring to her time on the reality series as ‘incredible’, as she was able to find a lover

Sharing a heartfelt post on social media, she wrote: ‘As the show comes to an end, I want to say this. It has been the most humbling and eye opening journey for me.

‘I have asked all my life for jobs where I get to pretend to be other people. And for once someone took me on to play myself.

‘I won’t lie, there were days I didn’t think I was ‘entertaining enough’, sleeping in a room full of people who are so established in an industry and honestly… I feel like a fraud. After all I found my TV career in a pandemic.

Honest: Sharing a heartfelt post on social media, she referred to her journey on the show as 'humbling' and 'eye opening'

Honest: Sharing a heartfelt post on social media, she referred to her journey on the show as 'humbling' and 'eye opening'

Honest: Sharing a heartfelt post on social media, she referred to her journey on the show as ‘humbling’ and ‘eye opening’

‘I have absolutely no experience in being a celebrity and even more not entirely sure what one is. But the show made me believe in myself.’

She went on: ‘For me, this was one of the best experiences of my life. I know how fortunate I am in this moment.

‘I am immensely proud that I have managed to use my platform to blog abut @the_bhf and will continue too. 

Big news: It comes after the actress came out as pansexual before her appearance on the show

Big news: It comes after the actress came out as pansexual before her appearance on the show

Big news: It comes after the actress came out as pansexual before her appearance on the show

‘To all at @celebsgodating, production, cast and the agents – congratulations and thank you.’

It comes after the actress came out as pansexual before her appearance on the show.

Kimberly admitted she ‘fancies everybody’ and was looking forward to meeting a potential partner of any gender on the series.

Open to anybody: Kimberly admitted she 'fancies everybody' and was looking forward to meeting a potential partner of any gender on the series

Open to anybody: Kimberly admitted she 'fancies everybody' and was looking forward to meeting a potential partner of any gender on the series

Open to anybody: Kimberly admitted she ‘fancies everybody’ and was looking forward to meeting a potential partner of any gender on the series

Speaking The Mirror, she said: ‘I have dated people who are male, female, transgender… gender is completely irrelevant to me.

‘We’re all on different spectrums. There are many qualities about me I would deem just as much male as female.

‘It’s about the person, not what sex they were born. I just fancy everybody.’

Former role: Kimberly was best known for starring as Nicky Wheatley in Coronation Street

Former role: Kimberly was best known for starring as Nicky Wheatley in Coronation Street

Former role: Kimberly was best known for starring as Nicky Wheatley in Coronation Street

Kimberly also revealed she used to change her Tinder profile to ‘both’ after having a few drinks.

At the time Kimberly, who was studying at drama school, struggled with her sexuality, and would wake up hoping no one had seen what she’d done.

But she explained that a gay friend helped her become more comfortable in her own skin, and the star was also bolstered by support from friends and family.