Mario and The Wanted star aren't BFFs

The Only Way Is Essex‘s Italian stallion Mario Falcone got into an online spat with The Wanted’s Tom Parker and is still bristling.

‘He was rude about Lydia Bright’s mum Debbie Bright, who’s the nicest person in the world,’ Mario, 24, tells Dan Wootton, Now’s Editor At Large. 

‘Lucy asked me to go on Twitter to sort it out.’

Mario doesn’t believe Tom is very talented and is happy to say so.

‘My point was proven when The Wanted performed on The X Factor,’ he insists.

‘They sang live and it was terrible.’

If Tom ever bumps into Mario, he’d better watch out.

‘I guarantee he wouldn’t call me a second-class Mark Wright.

‘I’d slap him if he did.’

Read Dan Wootton‘s full interview with Mario Falcone in Now magazine dated 23 April 2012 – out now! 

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