TOWIE's Jake Hall opens up exclusively to Now following his breakup from Chloe Lewis

There’s no denying Jake Hall’s time on TOWIE has been less than successful so far.

The 24-year-old model has been branded a ‘cheat’, ‘rat’ and ‘arsehole’ by both fans of the show – and cast members including Ferne McCann – but Jake insists it’s all been quite unfair.

‘They all make me out to be this bad person,’ Jake explained while opening up exclusively to Now. ‘But I’m not, they don’t know the real me.’

After it recently came to light the Essex lad had previously kissed newbie Variety Chapman while on a break from his now ex-girlfriend Chloe Lewis, Jake was keen to address any allegations of cheating.

‘All I’ve ever done is kiss someone while me and Chloe were on a break and I was single,’ he told us. ‘I’ve not slept with anyone other than Chloe in the past seven years.’

Despite Jake insisting he’s been nothing but faithful, it seems Chloe’s heart just isn’t in it anymore.

On Wednesday’s episode of TOWIE, the brunette beauty said: ‘I’m devastated, of course I am. I’ve been with the boy a long time and I’m sad it’s got to this. I genuinely thought he was someone else.

‘For my own sake and my own self-respect I can’t keep on going like this. I know it will go on the rest of my life if I carry on. You grow up and you learn and you get stronger and you move on, so that’s what I’m going to do.’

We guess this really is the end for the explosive couple then?

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