The Only Way Is Essex's Lucy Mecklenburgh doesn't like being called names

The Only Way Is Essex star Lucy Mecklenburgh insists she’s not a maneater.

In a recent episode, Maria Fowler called her the ‘local bike’ after she went on a date with Kirk Norcross – just days after he split from model Lauren Pope.

Lucy has also had a fling with ladies’ man Mark Wright and claims to have slept with him just weeks before he proposed to his on-off love Lauren Goodger.

But the 19-year-old insists she’s done nothing wrong and shouldn’t be judged so harshly.

‘I didn’t deserve Maria calling me a slag,’ says Lucy. ‘Kirk and I were both single so I didn’t think there was anything wrong with going for a drink.

‘I’ve never stolen another girl’s boyfriend and never will. I have been cheated on and it wasn’t nice. Everyone I’ve been with has been single.’

Lucy‘s also taken to her Twitter to vent her frustrations.

‘And for all the haters how am i a slag wen iv had 1 bf that i was wit 4 4 years!! N then started seein mark n been on 1date after him! Wtf!’ she Tweeted last week.

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