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TOWIE: Mario, Lucy slam Arg for claiming they bought Twitter followers

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The Only Way Is Essex stars Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh have hit out at fellow cast member James 'Arg' Argent on Twitter, making a jibe at his weight after he joked about them buying Twitter followers.

The couple, who last week used the social networking site to rant about how TOWIE producers were "lying" to viewers, took offence to Argent's material about them at a comedy night shown on yesterday's (March 13) episode.

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Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh

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James 'Arg' Argent



In posts that appear to have now been deleted from Twitter, Falcone wrote: "Find it funny how larg has stuff to say when I am not there to defend myself.... Strange... I have not 'bought' any twitter followers Neither has Lucy....

He went on to stress that "a recent increase" in followers was down to him emailing his contact details to a database of five million people so they could "book appointments with me for a bespoke suit service".

Mecklenburgh added on her own profile: "I can confirm me & @Mario_Falcone have never bought Twitter followers! Is that actually possible?! Unfortunately mario only got an iPod [for Valentine's Day']!"

Argent appeared to respond to the couple's comments on Twitter, stating that they "should be...good sport[s]" about his jokes.

"A roasting is a form of comedy where you take the mick out of people and tell jokes," he wrote. "Should be a good sport and take it on the chin #Banter."

Falcone and Mecklenburgh's fall-out with Argent comes after an unknown TOWIE cast member reportedly told Now that people on the show were getting fed up with "acting like absolute d**ks".

"Unfortunately they're still very important to the storyline, so they get away with acting like absolute d**ks," the star said. "We would all be fired for what Mario said [about producers]."

The Only Way Is Essex continues Sundays and Wednesdays at 10pm on ITV2.

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