Mario confessed to his mum Kim in last night's show that he is back in touch with Lucy, who quit TOWIE following their break up in the last series.
And to say Kim was unimpressed would be an understatement!
Standing in Kim's kitchen, Mario said: "I've started talking to Lucy again." Looking shocked, she raised her eyebrows and replied: "Have you?!"
Mario continued: "It seems to be a pattern of every two or three months...I'll instigate it. I'll say we won't talk any more blah, blah, blah, and then she'll get in contact.
"Then I get sucked back in, then she'll drop me, I get upset and then normally, what I'll do if I'm honest, is I'll start messaging loads of girls to make myself feel better about it."
Looking at her son, Kim told him: "It's not healthy, this Lucy thing. She reels you in and does what she does every time."
Mario's admission about Lucy came while he was discussing his feelings for Chloe Sims - who he had been secretly seeing for a month.
However, also during the episode, Chloe and Mario called time on their romance after deciding it would be better all round if they were just friends.
Lucy, who is currently on holiday in Las Vegas, hasn't mentioned Mario's comments on Twitter, but we can't imagine she'll be too pleased....
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