The TOWIE hunk strips naked for Now and reveals all about his sex addiction in his raunchiest interview ever

As soon as Italian stallion Mario Falcone made his entrance on The Only Way Is Essex, it became clear his good looks and buff bod would make him an ideal rival for Mark Wright.

But you’d never have guessed he had the sexual history to match! Mario, 24, admits to sleeping with 500 women before he changed his ways for Lucy Mecklenburgh.

‘People might frown on it, but I was a single young man, so I think it’s acceptable,’ he tells Now’s Dan Wootton.

‘If one of my mates told me he’d only slept with six girls, I’d be like: “What? You’ve clearly been in
a relationship too long!”‘

Mario was 15 when his lost his virginity.

‘I’ve had two serious girlfriends – I was with them both for two years. But when we broke up, I’d go absolutely mental and make the most of being single,’ he explains.

‘My most was during two weeks away in Malia – I slept with 23 girls!

‘The best I’ve ever done was five in one night. But that was all individually

‘I’ve done threesomes before with my pals and other girls, but that’s just about sex.

‘Without sounding like an absolute cringe-bag, Lucy and I do actually make love.’

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