The Essex couple are no longer planning a wedding

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone ended their engagement on last night’s episode of TOWIE.

The couple made the shock decision after a series of furious rows, which began when Lucy caught Mario sending messages to one of Mick Norcross‘s Sugar Hut Honeys.

‘I’m not a stupid little girl, I know it’s not right. But he’s not physically cheated on me,’ Lucy, 21, told close friend Lydia Bright.

‘I need to get out of the flat and give him some time to work out for himself what he’s done wrong.’

Mario, 24, defended himself by saying that his chats with the girl were just ‘banter’ about football teams – and reminded Lucy that he forgave her for cheating with Mark Wright.

The Italian hunk then suggested that the pressure of organising a wedding was ruining their relationship.

‘We were happy before we were engaged,’ said Mario.

‘That ring, to me, is a symbol of the bad memories and everything that’s happened over the past few months.’

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Anna Duff