Monday, April 23, 2012

Dumped! TOWIE's Charlie King ends romance with Gemma Collins after discovering her 'sexts' with Ricky Rayment

By J J Anisiobi

Game over: Gemma Collins was revealed as the person who had been sending text messages to Ricky Rayment on tonight's episode of TOWIE

They've been clashing over the lack of bedroom action in their relationship, and now it's been revealed Gemma Collins has been sending 'sexts' to Ricky Rayment.

So its probably no surprise to hear the bubbly blonde's burgeoning romance with Charlie King appears to have ended before it really started.

The couple, who had their first date at the end of the fourth series in February, were seen having problems in last night's episode.

And fans were blindsided when Gemma was revealed to be the mystery texter who had been sending saucy messages to Ricky.

She got outed: The former car sales woman looked devastated after Ricky told her their text affair was over

After finding out about Gemma's inappropriate texting, Charlie has apparently called time on their romance.

A source told The Sun: 'Gemma has admitted there was not much physical attraction between them, while Charlie was getting increasingly narked about Ricky.

'It’s a shame - they were being set up as the hot new couple.'

Both Gemma or Charlie's representatives declined to comment on whether the pair had split.

Cover girl: Charlie and Gemma were seen talking about their current problems backstage at the fashion show

In the past few episodes of TOWIE, Gemma has been open about her frustration at lack of a sexlife with Charlie, who has told friends he prefers to wait.

Sunday's episode was filmed on Wednesday night, with neither Gemma or Charlie publicly tweeting each other in the days since.

The morning after the explosive episode was filmed, Gemma tweeted cryptically: 'Random times all very strange things happening to me.'

Gemma last included Charlie in a Twitter message on April 15, while he mentioned her online on April 17.

The last time Gemma tweeted Ricky was on April 4, writing: '@RickyRayment are you coming to @Toniandguylside hair cut for you waiting and of course my company x.'

Wise words: Ricky was forced to end things with Gemma after Sam Faiers intervened and told him to stop his games

Sort it out: Sam told the wannabe playboy that everyone already knew about him and Gemma and it wasn't fair on Jessica Wright

The episode began with sisters Sam and Billie Faiers discussing the fact that they knew who had been texting Ricky, and they felt it was unfair to his current conquest Jessica Wright.

When discussing Gemma's fashion show party, Sam, 21, said: 'It's gonna be awkward tonight if Rickie is there.

'I think I should tell Jessica because you know they have been texting a lot.'

Sam initially threw viewers with her comments about the situation and left people assuming that it was in fact her who had been texting Rayment.

I'm innocent! Ricky shows Lydia some of the saucy messages from Gemma on his mobile phone

Saucy: Gemma has been sending a suggestive messages to Ricky, despite having a boyfriend

She said: 'I think that Ricky should calm down a bit because he has come on the scene and is being a bit of a player and that, but he isn't.'

Later in the episode Lydia Bright and Billie spoke about the tension at the party and they both revealed that they knew about the SMS action.

Billie said: 'I don't think Jess knows. I've seen the text messages and they said something about 'I've got a bit of a wild side''.

'And well I've seen something to do with badgers. Maybe its like badger in a hole or something'.

Not impressed: The Faiers sister confronted Ricky after discussing the situation with her cast members

Showtime: Gemma had invited all her friends down to help launch her new fashion line for plus size women

Lydia, who had already seen the messages on Ricky's phone last week, said: 'Secrets never stay secret do they.'

With seemingly the whole cast in the know, Sam confronted Ricky and gave him an ultimatum.

She said: 'You are a big flirt and you have replied to the messages.

'You have seriously got to say something because everyone's talking about it. If you don't say something I will.'

Secret's out: It appeared that everybody knew about the situation apart from Jessica Wright and Charlie

The crying game: Mr Rayment was adamant that he has not text Gemma back and he only has eyes for Jessica

While Ricky denied leading Gemma on or replying to any of her flirty texts, he did say that he would sort it out right away.

He marched through the party looking for the curvy blonde and once he had found her, he let rip.

'You know I've been seeing Jess, she's one of your friends, everyone's been talking about it.

'So I just want it to end now ok. So that's it,' he said, as the camera panned round to reveal Gemma standing there looking slightly upset.

Best buddies: Ricky was seen enjoying the fashion show next to Gemma's boyfriend, Charlie

All mixed up: Charlie has been spending a lot of time with openly gay Bobby who is also good friends with Gemma

Fans of the show rushed to Twitter to explain how surprised they were by the storyline but many of them believed the whole thing was fake.

One person said: 'We know what's gonna happen on TOWIE now, Charlie's gonna turn round to Gemma and be like well I've been cheating on you with Bobby blablabla'.

While another user said: 'think that the producers of TOWIE have made up this whole Gemma & Charlie relationship & now textin Ricky?! I love TOWIE but this is crazy!'

Impressive: The new line for plus size women went down well with her co-stars who were all front row

Chatterbox: Billie, left, and Sam Faiers opened the episode by talking about the not-so-secret text person



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