Cara and Billi vs Jessica: The claws come out as a new TOWIE feud kicks off at Mick's Vegas birthday party
22:47 GMT, 13 May 2012
It was just weeks ago that Jessica Wright was engaging in a vicious catfight with co-star Lauren Goodger at a party.
But with Lauren failing to appear in tonight's episode of The Only Way Is Essex, newer castmates Billi Mucklow and Cara Kilbey stepped up to spark a whole new TOWIE feud.
It is somewhat unclear exactly how it came about, but early in Sunday night's episode Cara and Billi revealed that there was simmering tension between them and Mark Wright's older sister.
Catfight: A new TOWIE feud has kicked off with Jessica Wright facing off with Cara Kilbey and Billi Mucklow at Mick Norcross' birthday party
The girls ridiculed Jessica for dating Ricky Rayment shortly after Cara had gone on a date with him, and complained that she and her mother Carol failed to congratulate them after their marathon run.
It all kicked off though at Mick Norcross' Vegas-themed birthday party at the Sugar Hut, with the duo ending up in screaming match with Jessica on the dance floor.
Jessica, dressed as a bride-to-be on her hen party, was left fuming when she saw Ricky chatting with Billi and Cara, dressed as Playboy bunnies, inside the party – and little did she know that they were in the process of revealing to him that Jessica was seeing someone else behind his back.
Meow: The girls ended up in a screaming match
after Jessica heard that they'd called her 'desperate' and her mother
Carol 'mutton dressed as lamb'
Charming: Bill called Jessica 'a balding pr**k' during their heated exchange
'Say what you want about me but don't disrespect my family': Jessica told Billie that she wanted to clear the air with the girls
She revealed to Billie
Faiers that she'd heard from friends that the girls had been bitching
about her all over town, and also ridiculing her mother Carol, saying
she was 'mutton dressed as lamb.'
to clear the air, Jessica approached the girls to sort it out, but
barely ten seconds passed before they were shouting each other down.
both parties refusing to reveal what their problem with the other was,
Jessica finally said: 'All I know is you are slagging me off and calling
me desperate, saying I'll go with anyone.'
Trouble in paradise: Jessica was in great spirits earlier when she arrived at the party, but her seeing someone on the side was about to be revealed to Ricky
Tattle tales: Cara and Billi revealed to Ricky that Jessica had been seeing someone else behind his back
'You are a gossiping b*tch': Gemma tells off Arg
for gossiping to Jessica about what Cara and Billi had said about her,
causing the catfight
Cara and Billi denied the allegations, calling Jessica's bluff when she said mutual friends had told her.
Jessica finally revealed that it was Gemma and Arg who had relayed Cara and Billi's nasty comments to her.
Frankie spoke up in the girls' defense, telling Jess that she was also guilty of calling them desperate.
What's your number Little Chris (dressed like a dice), Ricky, Mario and Charlie compared their tallies in the bedroom, with Mario coming out on top 'in the triple figures'
'I feel like a virgin again': Charlie revealed to Little Chris that he has only ever slept with two women, and that it's been years since his last encounter
Hug it out: After some X-rated pearls of wisdom, Charlie and Little Chris return to the party
Cara and Billi pointed out that Jess may be the one with the attitude problem, given that it was just a few weeks ago she was screaming at Lauren Goodger at a party.
'A few weeks ago you didn't even like Lauren,' said Jessica.
'Well I like her now and we hate you,' Billi replied.
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When the screaming got out of hand, Carol finally stepped in and dragged her daughter away.
There were some nasty parting shots from the girls, Billi screaming: 'Go enjoy your hen, whoever your fella is,' to which Jessica replied: 'At least I've got one.'
'Shut up you balding pr**k,' Billie retorted.
Work it out: Lucy, Sam, Billie and Gemma try pole dancing to get fit
'He'd rather I was doing ballet': Lucy said she wasn't' too confident on the pole and that boyfriend Mario wasn't really that keen on the raunchy exercise class
After the catfight had died down, Gemma kicked things off again by telling off Arg for gossiping.
'That whole fight started over you,' she ranted. 'You are a gossiping b**ch'.
Arg admitting that he'd been the one who told Jessica about Cara and Billi's nasty comments, but said he wanted to be left out of it. 'Can't you just tell them you said it' he pleaded with Gemma.
Big spender: Arg was given a 14,000 watch to try out for an evening, and broke it at the party
'He's the best looking man in Essex': Gemma revealed she has a new man in her life, but fans will have to wait to meet him in an upcoming episode
Manly: Chloe and Lauren give Mick a boob apron for his birthday