Lucy Mecklenburgh loves 'old-fashioned' Mario

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 June 2012
Mario and Lucy

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone

Lucy Mecklenburgh fell for Mario Falcone because he is "old-fashioned" and is close to his family

Lucy Mecklenburgh fell for Mario Falcone because he is "old-fashioned".

The 'Only Way Is Essex' co-stars recently got engaged on holiday in Marbella and Lucy revealed it was Mario's personality rather than his hunky looks which attracted her to him.

Speaking at the launch of the Quidco Cashback Boutique in London, Lucy exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I like that he's close to his family, he's loyal, he's just really nice. He takes me out for lovely dinner and he's really old fashioned about that, he has old-fashion values."

Despite being in the public eye, Lucy says the couple love it when they can just spend time together privately, and revealed she knew she was in love with Mario when they first went on holiday together.

She said: "We both stay quite local and even though we're always in the press we do get left alone sometimes and we get to have dinner parties with our friends and things like that so we are quite private.

"Me and Mario have known each other for years and years but probably our first holiday was when I really fell in love with him, he's just a really, really lovely guy."

Now that the pair are engaged, Lucy hopes 'The Only Way Is Essex' will focus more on their relationship so viewers can see what they are really like.

She said: "Hopefully we will focus more on me and Mario in the next series of the show. Last series it was a lot more of him and the boys and me just with the girls, so we'll definitely have to see more of me and him together, so everyone can see what we're really like."

Lucy attended the launch of the Quidco Cashback Boutique on Rathbone Street in London where she helped to celebrate the launch of the new Quidco cashback app where shoppers picked up to £100 free cash when visiting the boutique.

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