From McFly frontman to Mario's brother-in-law: Tom Fletcher makes his TOWIE debut as he gives his new relative some advice
06:37 GMT, 11 October 2012
He's better known as the front man of McFly, but now Tom Fletcher may also be referred to as a reality TV star.
The 27-year-old made his debut on The Only Way Is Essex on Wednesday night, where he was referred to as Mario Falcone's 'brother-in-law.'
Tom, who is married to Mario's sister Giovanna, was seen trying his best to give the Essex resident some relationship advice after he called in on him.
His grand debut: Tom Fletcher from McFly makes an appearance on The Only Way Is Essex
Guy talk: Mario Falcone called in on his brother-in-law for some relationship advice
'You're looking lovely,' Tom told Mario as he walked in, before inviting him to sit down.
Mario, was of course, there to speak to Tom about his engagement to fiance Lucy Mecklenburgh.
'She's winding me up, and it keeps playing on my mind,' he told the singer. 'She's not getting excited about the wedding at all.
'She's now changed her hair colour, and it's like she is changing. She doesn't care about the wedding.'
Pouring his heart out: Mario explained that he was concerned about his engagement to Lucy Mecklenburgh
Nice advice: Tom told Mario to 'grow some balls' and to speak to Lucy
Tom, who was wearing a checked shirt and dark jeans, was seen listening intently to Mario – but also looked like he felt a little awkward.
'She's putting up a front,' Mario continued, as he admitted that Lucy dying her hair blonde was her way of trying to distract people from asking her about the wedding.
Finally, Tom decided to speak up and said to Mario: 'The only way to really resolve it is for you to grow some balls and talk to her.'
This, of course, made Mario laugh but he was soon back to being serious and replied: 'I'm scared to ask because I'm scared of hearing what I don't want to hear which is that she's not ready.'
Big hug: Tom was more than happy to see his relative but looked a little uncomfortable during their talk
Tom may have been a man of few words but he was clearly very excited about his cameo on the ITV2 hit show.
'I’ve heard that tonight’s episode of Towie is going to be pretty special…might want to watch folks… ;)' he tweeted earlier on in the evening.
And once the show was over, he then decided to have a laugh about his frank and honest advice.
'Nice advice there. Well said me. Grow some balls and talk to her @Mario_Falcone ;)' he wrote.