The Only Way Is Essex’s new hottie Ricky explains what really went on

After making the most dramatic TOWIE entrance since a naked Mario Falcone burst on to our screens, 21-year-old Ricky Rayment‘s quickly gained a reputation as the biggest lothario in Essex.

First there was rumoured flirting with school friend Lydia Bright, 21; then he dated Cara Kilbey, 24; next there was the will they, won’t they’ chemistry with Lauren Goodger, 25, followed by the shock of him sexting Gemma Collins, 31, before he finally settled on Jess Wright, 26.

So what exactly did go on between Gemma and Ricky?

‘It was all on Twitter through direct messages.I never even gave her my number, which should tell you something,’ Ricky tells Now’s Dan Wootton.

‘She sent me a message asking to go for a drink after filming.

‘I thought it was just as mates, so I told her I was as game as a badger.

‘She took that as sexual and started saying things like: “I fancy something wild.”

‘She invited me to her hotel room in Wales that night. I knew what she meant, but I ignored it.’

Gemma thencalled you a snake. How do you feel about that?

‘Tweeting me behind her fella’s back was snakey,’ says Ricky.

‘I wasn’t texting her when I had a girlfriend. She’s a bit of a maneater.’

Read Dan Wootton’s full interview with Ricky Rayment in Now magazine dated 28 May 2012 – out now!


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