'You're old news': TOWIE's Gemma Collins erupts with fury as ex Charlie King hits back at jibes over sexuality
23:18 GMT, 23 May 2012
During and after their relationship, Gemma Collins made frequent jibes about Charlie King's sexuality.
So after the 26-year-old decided to confront his ex over her innuendos at their mutual friend Bobby Cole Norris' party, he wasn't quite prepared for her furious reaction.
Charlie admitted he was upset at Gemma's remarks when they bumped into each other at a cafe a few days earlier.
Hell hath no fury like a Gemma scorned: Gemma Collins lashes out at her ex-boyfriend Charlie King on last night's The Only Way Is Essex
Trying to be nice: Charlie King told Gemma she was making it hard for them to be civil because of her innuendo over his sexuality
Gemma had likened Charlie and their openly gay friend Bobby to famous gay couple 'Elton John and David Furnish', and then boasted she was in a new romance with her 'masculine' boyfriend Rami.
Attending the launch of Bobby's new hairdressing school, Charlie insisted: 'Its Bobby's night and I don't wanna cause a scene.
'When we saw you the other day, what's it all about Why did you say about Elton and David Furnish. What are you on about'
It all started so well: Charlie greets Bobby Cole Norris before saying hello to Gemma
'You're hiding something': Gemma accuses Charlie of having negative body language
Gemma insisted she had no idea what he was talking about and started questioning his negative body language because his arms were folded.
She asked: 'Why are you folding your arms. You're hiding behind what you really are.
'You are a lovely boy. You're nice looking. I never brought up this gay thing. I don't care whether you're gay, straight or wanna wear my clothes and lipstick… you've got attitude with me.
It's all kicking off: Gemma ranted and raved as Charlie and Bobby tried to get a word in edgeways
Calm down love! Gemma told Charlie she had moved on with Rami now
Bobby tried to interject and calm the situation: 'I'm friends with both of you. You're never gonna get on.'
But Gemma couldn't stop shouting and tore into Charlie in front of everyone at the party.
Both Charlie and Bobby tried to get a word in edgeways, but were out-shouted by Gemma.
Bobby told them: 'You’re never going to get on, you are not Romeo and Juliet.'
It's supposed to be my night: Bobby is not happy that his two friends are arguing at his party
She raged: 'Don't talk to me ever again. You keep coming at me like a little Jack Russell sniping.
You're nuts. I don't like two-faced people.
'I don’t care one iota about you. You're old news. I've moved on. Stop acting a victim.'
After Charlie replied: 'You're trying to prove a point,' Gemma hit back by throwing her drink over him and storming out.
Oh dear: Charlie ends up with wine all over his jacket and shirt after Gemma throws a drink on him
Look at the state of me: Lil Chris and Mario Falcone come over to console Charlie and Bobby after the fight