Gemma Collins 'sexting' Ricky Rayment
Monday 23 April 2012
Towie fans were left shocked last night after Ricky Rayment's infamous secret ‘sexter’ was revealed as none other than Gemma Collins.
The bubbly blonde had just launched her line of beachwear for plus-sized women when the revelation came out and it looks as though it was all a bit much for her boyfriend Charlie King, who seems to have ended things with her since.
The episode began with sisters Sam and Billie Faiers discussing the fact that they knew who had been texting Ricky, and they felt it was unfair to his current conquest Jessica Wright but never actually revealed who it was.
When discussing Gemma's fashion show party, Sam, 21, said: 'It's gonna be awkward tonight if Ricky is there.
'I think I should tell Jessica because you know they have been texting a lot.'
It wasn't until the party that viewers were let in on the identity of the infamous 'sexter.'
The not-so-secret 'sexts' were the talk of the party and Sam Faiers ended up confronting Ricky, gaving him an ultimatum.
She said: '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 that he was not recpricating these messages and that gemma was just ‘horny’ but decided he was going to sort it straight away.
He marched through the party looking for the curvy blonde and once he had found her, he let rip.
'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,' he said, as the camera panned round to reveal Gemma standing there looking slightly upset.
A lot of fans took to twitter to express their shock at the recelation with many claiming it was an ‘Epic Fail’ on the producers behalf...
One person said: 'We know what's gonna happen on TOWIE now, Charlie's gonna turn round to Gemma and be like well I've been cheating on you with Bobby blablabla'.
While another user said: 'think that the producers of TOWIE have made up this whole Gemma & Charlie relationship & now textin Ricky?! I love TOWIE but this is crazy!'
Much of this series has focused on Gemma and Charlie's relationship and their lack of passion - with some thinking that Charlie might even be gay.
After finding out about Gemma's inappropriate texting, Charlie has apparently called time on their romance.
A source said: 'Gemma has admitted there was not much physical attraction between them, while Charlie was getting increasingly narked about Ricky.
'It’s a shame - they were being set up as the hot new couple.'
By Chloe Louise