Ferne McCann confirms ‘jealousy’ caused rift with Sam Faiers

She’s opened up about the feud

Ferne McCann

by Ruby Norris |
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Former TOWIE stars Ferne McCann and Sam Faiers use to be the best of friends, however rumours of a feud first starting spreading after Ferne’s ex Arthur Collins was arrested for throwing acid in a nightclub in London.

It was reported that Sam was initially furious with Ferne for not immediately cutting Arthur out of her life after the attack. It was then claimed the fall-out intensified when Ferne launched a similar reality TV show to Sam’s The Mummy Diaries.

However, back in March, Sam insisted there wasn’t a big fight over a specific situation, rather the old friends had just drifted apart over the years.

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“Over quite a long period of time, we haven't seen eye to eye on a number of things,” sam told The Mirror.

She added: “We've grown up and grown apart but there's no major feud."

Now Ferne has hit back and revealed it was jealousy over Ferne’s reality show, First Time Mum.

"We fell out because I went ahead and filmed for this show," Ferne told Star magazine.

"After the year I've had, I haven't got the energy to entertain feuds. I just want positivity around me."

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Towie stars then and now SLIDER

Lauren Goodger Essex Fashion Week - Mar 20111 of 20
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Lauren Goodger in 2011

Lauren Goodger takes on the red carpet at Essex Fashion Week back in 2011, a year after the show launched. Stripes and fake tan for days!

Lauren Goodger at OK! Magazine's 25th anniversary party.2 of 20
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THE GLOW UP - Lauren Goodger now

Oh YASS, the glo up is real! Lauren Goodger in 2018 at the OK! Magazine's 25th anniversary party. We don't know what magical moisturiser she is using but we are well jeal - She looks younger! She occasionally shows up on TOWIE, that's probably because she very busy working on her fake tan range Lauren's Gold .

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Harry Derbidge in 2010

TOWIE's sweet heart and cousin to TOWIE royalty, Amy Childs, at the afterparty of a film premiere. Looking so young and fresh faced.

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THE GLOW UP - Harry Derbidge now

After quitting the show TWICE in 2014 (so, extra). He followed his cousin Amy Child's footsteps and opened his own boutique which closed down last year. Now, he is a social media influencer and slaying the game.

Gemma Collins at a TOWIE dvd release signing in Westfield5 of 20
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Gemma Collins in 2011

Do you remember when she was a brunette? Yeah, no one does.

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THE GLOW UP - Gemma Collins now

"So, girls"She ditched the bangs, the brunette hair and the excessive tan - thank god. After becoming TOWIE's most meme'ed star, she is now deeply in love with TOWIE's other star James 'Arg' Argent.

Amy at the launch party for 'The Only Way Is Essex'7 of 20
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Amy Childs in 2010

Amy Childs in her signature red hair back in 2010 - on the red carpet for the launch of The Only Way Is Essex.

Amy Childs at OK! Magazine's 25th anniversary party8 of 20
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THE GLOW UP - Amy Childs now

After being the first one to quit the show, she stormed the showbiz world with her own reality TV show, starred in Celebrity Big Brother and she is now reported to be worth over £5 million. She also welcomed her first born child, Polly, from ex-boyfriend Bradley Wright. There is no doubt she has been a busy lady.

Mark wright at his own birthday party at the Chigwell in Essex9 of 20
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Mark Wright in 2011

Other than being an immediate TOWIE heartthrob, he also used to model early on in his career.

Mark Wright at iHeart's Radio Music Awards in LA, California10 of 20
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THE GLOW UP - Mark Wright now

Not a major change but the most noticeable thing is that widow's peak, it completely vanished, hair transplant maybe? - He is now happily married to Michelle Keegan. He is actually doing really well for himself (go on Mark!), he has his own radio show, he used to be the face of Take Me Out: The Gossip and he ventured across the bond, and he works with Mario Lopez on Extra.

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James 'Arg' Argent in 2011

This is what he looked like 6 years ago...

James Argent at ITV's Loose Women12 of 20
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THE GLOW UP - James Argent now

Here he is on Loose Women just a few days ago, he pretty much still looks the same minus the hair change, it's now flung to the back rather than the side. Following his break-up from his on screen love, Lydia Bright, he took sometime off from TOWIE but now he is back!

Lydia at the 'Gnomeo and Juliet' premiere13 of 20
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Lydia Bright in 2011

Lydia opened her own boutique as soon as she joined TOWIE. She left TOWIE after major drama with co-stars James Argent and Gemma Collins.

Lydia Bright at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK14 of 20
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THE GLOW UP - Lydia Bright now

Now, a lot has changed - here she looking incredible on the red carpet for 71st BAFTAs back in Feb. She is now a fashion blogger and you can catch her on E4's Celebrity Five Star Hotel.

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Sam Faiers in 2010

Quintessential Essex glamour is the best way to describe this picture but she definitely wins the best glow up...

Sam Faiers at This Morning  earlier on this month16 of 20
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THE GLOW UP - Sam Faiers now

She 100% glowed up the most. Her life changed drastically since she first appeared on TOWIE. After leaving the show, she became a mother to baby Paul and baby Rosie. She followed Amy Childs' footsteps and joined Celebrity Big Brother and she has her own show The Mummy Diaries. You go girl.

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Kirk Norcross in 2010

He is a TOWIE original. He left the show 3 years after first appearing on our TV screens.

Kirk Norcross at his book signing in Derby18 of 20
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THE GLOW UP - Kirk Norcross now

Not much has changed, except a couple of wrinkles here and there - yikes. To be fair, he is a dad to 2 children now, looks like he doesn't get much sleep now a days. Oh, he is also an author now.

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Maria Fowler in 2011

She had a very short time on TOWIE after she was dubbed "just a f***ing extra" by Kirk - harsh af right?

Maria Fowler out and about in London20 of 20
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THE GLOW UP - Maria Fowler now

We use the term 'Now" very loosely with Maria, this picture is from early 2017 - that's because we can't find any recent pics as she is keeping it on the down low. We do know that is she is a makeup artist now, at least she is doing something.

Despite falling out with Sam, Ferne has seemingly patched things up with Sam’s sister Billie Faiers after it looked as though they were heading for a spat on Twitter.

Billie’s fiancé Greg Shepherd slammed Ferne for promoting a rival TV show, when she tweeted telling her followers to watch Charlotte Crosby’s new show and not The Mummy Diaries.

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At the time, Ferne defended herself, replying to Greg’s comment: “"I tweeted for @Charlottegshore show because she asked me to. Simple. There was no malice, no calculated move. "That's it. @BillieFaiers & @Gregshepherd_ you know I love you both & will always support you. This just all seems so silly."

Now she’s revealed the whole thing was blown out of proportion and there’s no longer an issue.

"I went round and it's all cleared up," she told Star.

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