Viewers saw Danielle end her relationship with James on Wednesday night (19 March) after finding it too difficult to move on from allegations that he'd cheated.
Her decision came after a photo surfaced on Twitter showing a topless James standing next to another woman.
After the episode aired, James told the official TOWIE website: "I'm really disappointed and upset. I want to be with Danielle. She means everything to me."
James, who has denied cheating, admitted he understood where Danielle was coming from but seemed frustrated she hadn't given him a chance to explain himself.
"She basically shot me down and gave me nowhere to go with it," he said. "She walked out and said, 'That's it'. She gave me no leverage to try to sort things out and she ain't listening to anything I say."
James added: "I thought me and her was worth more... She's basically just thrown it all away because of these tweets. I just don't agree with it but it's up to her, isn't it?"
After the episode aired, he hinted at his heartbreak on Twitter by posting a cryptic message: "
James Lock (@JamesLockie86) March 20, 2014
Meanwhile, Danielle tweeted: "Thank u all for your amazing tweets always makes me feel better reading them. Hope u all enjoyed tonight's @OnlyWayIsEssex #heartbroken."
TOWIE continues Sunday on ITV2.
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