The Only Way Is Essex star Mario Falcone begged for a 'naughty night' weeks before his proposal

TOWIE‘s Mario Falcone has been wooing a 22-year-old shop worker behind fiancĂ©e Lucy Mecklenburgh‘s back, Now can reveal.

In an exclusive interview, Jade Thompson, who’s a dead ringer for Lucy, tells us: ‘I feel so sorry for her. He’s making a mug of her.’

Mario, 24, has been flirting with Jade with a series of cheeky messages – and we’ve seen them.

The most recent one was six weeks before he proposed to Lucy, 20.

In one private Twitter message, Mario says: ‘Would love a naughty night with you xx’

Three minutes later, it was: ‘I am in Manc sat? Xx’ followed by: ‘Come out on the 5th xxx’ and ‘I want you to come out and have some fun 😉 x’.

Shockingly, Mario then sent a message saying: ‘2 hours from you…Hotel ; ) xxx’ then: ‘Up for being naughty? Xx.’

Although there’s no suggestion they had sex, Jade, from Rotherham, says she first got in contact with Mario via Twitter last November.

Contact stopped in February when TOWIE fans saw a tearful Lucy find cheeky messages from other girls on her man’s iPad.

In an emotional scene, Mario pledged never to do it again but by April he was bombarding Jade with more saucy suggestions.

‘I’d be devastated if my fiancĂ© did that. He can’t love her,’ she tells Now.

‘I’ve been getting messages from other girls saying he’s been in touch with them, too. He’s a rat. Lucy can do far better.’

When Now contacted Mario‘s rep he insisted the star didn’t send the messages.

Read the full story on Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh in Now magazine dated 23 July 2012 – out now!

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