Mario Falcone on Lucy Mecklenburgh's TOWIE exit: "It's a huge shame"

Published Thursday, Dec 12 2013, 15:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
After Lucy Mecklenburgh made her exit on last night's TOWIE Christmas special, ex fiancé and co-star Mario Falcone admitted that her departure was "a huge shame".

The two former flames were seen saying a tearful goodbye to each other yesterday (11 December) when Lucy broke the news that she needed to take a break from filming in a bid to "clear her head".

Lucy Mecklenburgh says goodbye to ex Mario Falcone in the festive special of The Only Way is Essexmas this week.


Mario and Lucy shared a tearful goodbye on the Christmas special episode

Following the episode Mario tweeted a heartfelt message to his ex, wishing her well.

He wrote: "It is a huge shame to see @lucy_meck leave Towie! I wish her the all the best in her next step and future! She deserves the best x"

Although Lucy didn't respond to Mario's tweet, she did thanks her fans for their support this morning.

The brunette boutique owner said: "Thank u all so much, Im overwhelmed by your support. I'm so proud to have been part of such a successful show for 10 series... Now it's time for some exciting new projects. it's all about 2014!!! Xx"

Last night viewers watched as Lucy was torn between her feelings for Mario and her latest love interest, Tom Pearce, who she enjoyed a whirlwind romance with after a hook-up in Las Vegas earlier this year.

TOWIE's Lucy Mecklenburgh and Tom Pearce in a hot tub - 28 October 2013


Lucy also enjoyed a romance with Tom Pearce recently

In the end, Lucy's emotions got the better of her and she decided to temporarily leave TOWIE, walking off into the night while her Essex co-stars enjoyed the neighbourhood Christmas lights.

Very dramatic!

But even though she didn't bid farewell to any of her friends on the show (apart from Mario!), it seems Lucy still made sure to say goodbye to a select few off camera.

Lucy Mecklenburgh asks Mario to meet her for a coffee to chat on 'The Only Way Is Essex', Shown on ITV2 HD


Once the episode was over, James 'Arg' Argent tweeted: "Hope you loved #TOWIEssexmas I Had a great night with @Lucy_meck and she even popped in to see my famo...Great cast member, Good Luck girl!x"

Meanwhile, Ferne McCann described Lucy's tearful exit as "epic".

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