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Fans outraged by 'Only Way Is Essex' affair

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Sam from The Only Way is Essex

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The Only Way Is Essex stars Sam Faiers and Mark Wright have been bombarded with abuse from fans following the exposure of their secret 'affair'.

Viewers registered their displeasure on the pair's respective Twitter profiles after the shock twist was revealed in the Christmas Eve special of the ITV2 reality show.

The final minutes of the episode saw the couple climb into a taxi together and acknowledge their passionate fling moments after Wright told longtime love interests Lauren Goodger and Lucy Mecklenburgh that he wanted to be single.

Responding to vicious posts from "haters", Faiers tweeted on December 25: "Everyone it's a show for ur entertainment no need to b nasty on Xmas day! (sic)"

She continued to defend herself on Boxing Day, writing: "Haters on twitter reli need 2p*ss off & get on with their own life's...people r so petty it's a show...so annoying people have nothing beta to do at xmas."

Wright also urged his online following to enjoy the show, posting: "its tv and entertainment peps need 2 stop taking so serious."

Both expressed annoyance that Goodger had branded Wright "low life scum" and "a nasty evil person" on her own profile before re-tweeting messages from her outraged fans.

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