TOWIE’s sugar daddy claims the couple had a showmance all along

TOWIE‘s Mick Norcross has raised fresh doubts over Gemma Collins and James ‘Arg’ Argent‘s relationship, suggesting it was fake all along.

The Sugar Hut boss hinted that Arg knew it was a ‘showmance’ and added that, far from being in love with poor Gemma, Arg is secretly plotting to win back his ex Lydia Bright.

Mick‘s words come after Now caught Arg, 24, on video in August saying he’d marry lovelorn Gemma – but only for the right price.

He then asked whether there was a way he could get paid for a ‘fake’ wedding.

Mick, 49, tells Now: ‘It’s all gone tits up with those two.

‘Will they get back together? No.

‘I don’t think they were ever together really.

Arg is going to move on.’

Asked if Arg had given up on Lydia, Mick smirked: ‘No. I’ve actually shot that scene, so you’ll find out soon.’

His words will hurt Gemma, 31, who’s always been adamant that she and Arg are the real deal.

Mick, who’s hoping to launch a spin-off show about his Sugar Hut Honeys, claims TOWIE bosses realised during the last series that the so-called showmances were getting out of control.

Asked if he was annoyed by it, Mick tells Now: ‘Absolutely.

‘I didn’t play those games.

‘But the powers-that-be knew it was wrong and they had to change it.’

Talking to us the Inside Soap Awards in London, Mick revealed that the new series, which started the Sunday before last, is returning to its roots.

‘We’ve got new producers and a new executive,’ he said.

‘We’re going to have a lot more reality.’

And in case he hadn’t stuck the knife in enough, when asked if he wished he’d dated Gemma when he had the chance, Mick laughed: ‘What do you think? I don’t regret not going there, no!’

A pal of Arg’s says: ‘Arg did think it was real.

‘It’d be a lot of effort to go to if it wasn’t, wouldn’t it?’

Read more TOWIE news in Now magazine dated 8 October 2012 – out now!

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