Gemma Collins dumped by new boyfriend
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 April 2012
'TOWIE' star Gemma Collins has been dumped by her boyfriend Charlie King after she was revealed to be sending co-star Ricky Rayment flirty text messages
'The Only Way Is Essex' star Gemma Collins has been dumped by her boyfriend.
The plus-sized designer's man Charlie King ended the pair's fledgling romance after discovering she had been sending flirtatious text messages to Ricky Rayment.
Scenes which were aired on the reality TV show on Sunday night (22.04.12) revealed Gemma had been secretly texting hunky Ricky with messages that included "I've got a bit of a wild side if you have?"
Although Ricky spoke to Gemma about her flirting and told her she had to stop, Charlie found out about her actions and called time on their relationship.
The pair had started dating at the end of the last series, but although they were an item they never had sex, and Gemma was seen complaining about Charlie's behaviour on 'TOWIE'.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Gemma has admitted there was not much physical attraction between them, while Charlie was getting increasingly angry about Ricky.
"It's a shame - they were being set up as the hot new couple."
On last night's episode, sisters Sam and Billie Faiers were seen discussing the identity of Ricky's secret texter and insisting they had a duty to tell his current squeeze Jessica Wright.
At Gemma's fashion show party Sam confronted Ricky and told him: "You are a big flirt and you have replied to the messages.
"You have seriously got to say something because everyone's talking about it. If you don't say something I will."
Ricky was adamant he hadn't replied to Gemma's suggestive texts and went and found her to tell her she had to stop flirting with him.
He told the curvy blonde: "You know I've been seeing Jess, she's one of your friends, everyone's been talking about it.
"So I just want it to end now, OK. So that's it."