TOWIE"s Lucy Mecklenburgh shows off blonde new looks…but fiance Mario Falcone isn"t too sure about her makeover

'I don't think it's THAT bad': TOWIE's Lucy Mecklenburgh shows off blonde new locks…but fiance Mario Falcone isn't too sure about her makeover

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00:36 GMT, 8 October 2012

It's not what a girl wants to hear after spending five hours getting her hair dyed.

Brunette Lucy Mecklenburgh, 21, wanted to see if blondes have more fun, but when she showed her new lighter roots to fiance Mario Falcone on Sunday's episode of The Only Way Is Essex, she was less than happy with his response.

He first exclaimed: 'Oh my god,' – with Lucky commenting: 'You're gritting your teeth.'

New do: Brunette Lucy Mecklenburgh dyes her hair blonde, but fiance Mario Falcone isn't too sure about it

New do: Brunette Lucy Mecklenburgh dyes her hair blonde, but fiance Mario Falcone isn't too sure about it

While he finally grinned happily, comments like: 'I don't think it's THAT bad' – or 'I still think you look beautiful' didn't go down too well with Lucy.

She explained that she expected a better response than that, and eventually he began laying on the charm.

He said: 'Making love to you like that, it's going to be like like cheating.'

Soon to go: Lucy looked nervous before the makeover

Soon to go: Lucy looked nervous before the makeover

Makeover: Lucy spent five hours getting the lighter roots

Makeover: Lucy spent five hours getting the lighter roots

Makeover: Lucy spent five hours getting the lighter roots

Surprise: Lucy couldn't wait to show Mario her new look

Not the best response: Lucy wasn't impressed with Mario's lacklustre response

Not the best reaction: Lucy wasn't impressed with Mario's less than enthusiastic response

Lucy replied: 'It's just me with new hair.'

She got a better instant response from Bobby Cole Norris, who said that he loved her hair.

Lucy showcased her hair to her friends during an evening out, wearing a sparkling top.

Meanwhile, Gemma continued to moan about her ex – James Argent.

Talking to Frankie Essex and Chloe Sims, Gemma said: 'All he's bothered about is his Playstation. I don't fancy him one bit anymore.'

She also dropped the bombshell that ex-boyfriend Rami has been round her place several times – prompting the other girls to shriek in shock.

Charmer: Mario finally to talk his way into the good books of his fiancee

Charmer: Mario finally to talk his way into the good books of his fiancee

That's better: She enjoyed an instant response from pal Bobby Cole Norris, who said that he loved her hair

That's better: She enjoyed an instant response from pal Bobby Cole Norris, who said that he loved her hair

New look: Lucy is hoping blondes have more fun

New look: Lucy is hoping blondes have more fun

New look: Lucy is hoping blondes have more fun with her new look (L). Lucy (R) pictured as a brunette

Collins then added: 'He's here a lot. I don't mess about.'

The loveable reality star then, possibly inaccurately, quoted Zsa Zsa Gabor as saying: 'The minute your man looks at another woman, jog him off.'

Chloe admits she has had secret relationship problems of her own, despite revealing that she has the man's name tattooed on her.

Arg also cause a stir with Tom Kilbey and Lydia Bright.

All action: The latest TOWIE episode on ITV2 saw the girls enjoy a game of netball

All action: The latest TOWIE episode on ITV2 saw the girls enjoy a game of netball

Keeping fit: The TOWIE girls had a blast during the game

Keeping fit: The TOWIE girls had a blast during the game

Tom is still bristling over the revelations that Arg has been in touch with his ex Lydia, asking for another chance.

Lydia's mother Debbie tried to reassure Tom, saying: 'Lydia has moved on 100 per cent. I think you're so suited it's unbelievable. You're Lydia in a pair of jeans.'

Several hours later, the pair clashed off screen – with Argent claiming Tom ripped his top.

Lydia meanwhile was quick to rant about James, saying: 'He's 18 stone, lives with his parents, he doesn't have a car…he's embarrassing. When we get married, and the room is asked if anyone objects to the marriage, fat Arg is going to run up the aisle and say no.'

Bonding: Kirk Norcross and his father Mick head out for business

Bonding: Kirk Norcross and his father Mick head out for business

Fancy: However, instead of taking a car they fly in a helicopter

Fancy: However, instead of taking a car they fly in a helicopter

Life lessons: Mick tells his son to man up during their flight

Life lessons: Mick tells his son to man up during their flight

There was also more tears and tantrums in the episode.

Danni Park-Dempsey was dumped by Charlie after she sent him a letter explaining that she wasn't ready for a sexual relationships/

Charlie told her that they should just be friends – prompting Lydia to comment afterwards: 'He should wait for you. I'm disgusted.;

Bobby also waded into the debate, and he and Danni had a screaming argument.

Over: Danni Park-Dempsey was dumped by Charlie over a letter she sent to him, explaining that she wasn't ready for a sexual relationship

Over: Danni Park-Dempsey was dumped by Charlie over a letter she sent to him, explaining that she wasn't ready for a sexual relationship

Tantrum: Danni's night got worse after having an argument with Charlie's friend Bobby

Tantrum: Danni's night got worse after having an argument with Charlie's friend Bobby

Fight: James 'Arg' Argent shows Joey Essex his ripped top from a scuffle with Tom Kilbey

Fight: James 'Arg' Argent shows Joey Essex his ripped top from a scuffle with Tom Kilbey

Meanwhile, Kirk Norcross continued his quest to find a role for him in his dad's nightclub business.

Inviting his dad to a meal at his home. Norcross senior was stunned to find his son serving food from a takeaway carton onto a plate

They ate their Chinese takeaway together as Mick told him he wanted Kirk to be his eyes and ears in the business.

The next day, Kirk is ready for a day out with his dad, and asks him which car they're driving.

Mick tells him they're taking the helicopter, and soon after the two men, both wearing customary Aviators, took to the skies in the chopper.

Tough job: Mick, Kirk and Mario cast their eyes over potential new Sugar Hut honey's

Tough job: Mick, Kirk and Mario cast their eyes over potential new Sugar Hut honey's

Happy man: Kirk seemed content with the job

Happy man: Kirk seemed content with the job

Looking down at buildings, Mick tells him: 'This is your legacy. It's time to man up.'

While the Norcross family fancied a bit of TOWIE Top Gun, the girls also had similar ideas.

But instead of volleyball, they enjoyed a game of netball.

Chloe moaned about the bibs smelling, but they seemed to enjoy themselves during the game.

As did Kirk, Mick and Mario as they auditioned scantily clad females to be a Sugar Hut honey later that night.