'You've crossed the line': TOWIE's Lauren Goodger dumps Tom Pearce as they argue over whether or not they slept together
22:52 GMT, 19 August 2012
It's been a year since Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger called off their short-lived engagement.
But it appears The Only Way Is Essex star isn't quite ready to move on just yet… at least not with Tom Pearce anyway.
The tanning entrepreneur, 25, decided to end her fledging romance with toyboy Tom, 21, after deciding it she would rather be single.
Over before it really began: Lauren Goodger dumps Tom Pearce in last night's episode of The Only Way Is Essex
Not impressed: Lauren is taken aback when Tom asks why she 'lied' about them sleeping together
However, it wasn't long before the split descended into an argument with the pair of them arguing about their 'sexlife'.
After talking to James 'Arg' Argent about her beliefs that her ex's family Carol and Jessica Wright 'hate' her, it brought up old wounds surrounding Mark, cementing her belief that she wasn't in the right head space to move on just yet.
Bumping into Tom at the pub, where she had been drinking with Arg, Gemma Collins and Frankie Essex, Lauren decided to end things with Tom.
Awkward: Lauren greets Tom at the pub before she proceeds to dump him
Angry: Lauren signs off their conversation telling Tom she is disappointed with him
She said: ' Its been really difficult for me. I think you're a great guy and you get me. You just don't judge me.
'But at this moment in time I need to be single. I want to be friends and that.'
Tom seemed to be fine about it, saying: 'I did always sense you weren't sure. I feel like you're nervous about people seeing me with you.
Confession: Lauren told her friend Frankie Essex she wasn't really 'feeling it' with Tom
'I have actually been seeing my ex. Nothing happened, but I did go for dinner…
'You always used to play it down, say to people that we hadn't slept together. I just thought “why's she denying it” I don't see why it would be a problem if we're seeing each other.'
The chat quickly turned sour with Lauren getting defensive over Tom's accusations.
Before the bombshell: Tom looks happy to see Lauren in the pub talking to Arg, unaware he's about to get dumped
She said: ''Ok. Listen. I think it’s weird that you stand there and say that to me…
'I ain't going into a conversation about what we've done or haven't done. This is my life, I'm an adult.
'You've just crossed the line and disrespected me. I'm disappointed in you.'
Tom replied: 'I'm disappointed in you.'
A gentleman never tells: Earlier in the episode, Tom admitted he had slept with Lauren to James 'Diags' Bennewith, but declined to give any details
Meanwhile, former school friends Lucy Mecklenburgh and Sam Faiers have managed to kiss and make-up over their argument.
The pair had fallen out earlier this series because Sam was concerned by rumours Lucy's fianc Mario Falcone had cheated on her.
Sam started the conversation by saying: 'I just want to understand what was happened. I haven't made it up. I rang her (the alleged other woman). I didn't want to see you hurt.'
Heart-to-heart: Lucy Mecklenburgh and Sam Faiers spoke about their row
Everyone's friendly again: As Lucy and Sam hug, their boyfriend Joey Essex and Mario Falcone shake hands
However, Lucy responded: 'Its the fact that you've told everyone without proof. Everyone thinks I'm poor naive Lucy sitting at home when Mario's out cheating. I know he hasn't cheated.'
After Sam insisted she was just looking out for her, the pair hugged with Lucy inviting her to her 21st birthday party.