There’s an off-camera battle going on between James Lock and Ferne McCann – and it’s not pretty
And it’s their TOWIE co-star James Lock who’s been throwing the punches.
Since coming back from Marbs, we can reveal that Ferne, 23, and James, 27, have been embroiled in a secret war after he claimed to Now he has evidence to prove she’d cheated on Charlie, 22, and slept with another man in Las Vegas in May – allegations James has now retracted.
In a direct message to the @NowMag Twitter account on 24 June, James – currently suspended from TOWIE after being charged with drug possession – threatened: ‘Print this, I’ve got evidence that she [Ferne] had sex with that geezer in Vegas she was papped with!!! And she denied it on the show!!!’
His sensational outburst was fuelled by Now‘s recent interview with Ferne, in which she joked that James‘ ex Danielle Armstrong, 26, had shown an interest in pal Tom Pearce, 24, after she’d heard he was good in bed – all caught on Now‘s GossipCam during our exclusive behind-the-scenes filming in Marbella. The accusations have left Ferne reeling.
‘It started with a strange call from James asking why I’d told Now that Danielle had made comments about Tom having a bigger willy,’ Ferne tells us.
‘I explained that’s what she said on holiday and we were just repeating it for banter.
‘He’s been on the phone to me saying: “I’m going to do something about it.” I was like: “Calm down!” A video was leaked of me in a pool in Vegas chatting to another guy, but I can safely say I didn’t cheat on Charlie again and he’s forgiven me for that unacceptable behaviour. James has made the whole thing up. I’m f***ing fuming!’
TOWIE‘s since confirmed that James has retracted his allegations.