TOWIE's Billie Faiers: "I have opinions - but I'm not bitchy"

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The Only Way Is Essex's Billie Faiers is rarely caught up in conflict on the show - and that's just the way she likes it!

This weekend, TOWIE will return to ITVBe for its staggering 14th series and, according to Lydia Bright, is packed full of rows, tears and tantrums.

TOWIE Series 14: Cast member Billie Faiers

© ITV / Nicky Johnston

However, mum-of-one Billie is doing her best to keep well out of it!

Ahead of the new series launch, Billie admits she's a bit of a peacemaker, adding: "I suppose, in a way, I am like an agony aunt.

"Quite a few of the cast members are my genuine friends so, when they have problems, they naturally talk to me.

"I have my opinion about people and say what I want to say, but I say it in a way where it's my point of view, rather than being bitchy."

Last summer, Billie and her fiancé Greg Shepherd welcomed daughter Nelly into the world and the tot has appeared in several episodes of The Only Way Is Essex. However, Billie is keen to keep her relationship out of the spotlight.

Billie Faiers with fiancé Greg Shepherd and daughter Nelly
3 January

© Twitter / @Gregshepherd_

"It's really difficult, as no relationship works on the show!" Billie laughs. "But seriously, it's important to both make sure you make time for each other and have things going on individually, as it gives you more to talk about when you're together.

"Also, don't get caught up in what people say to you on Twitter, as rumours aren't always true and can cause big arguments."

Sounds like good advice to us, Bill!

Since becoming a mum, Billie is looking as glamorous as ever and, thanks to her own mother, is able to enjoy the odd night out with the girls - including BFF and TOWIE co-star Ferne McCann.

But she admits: "I do still go out, as I'm lucky my mum will look after Nelly for me. If I want to have dinner with the girls, I do, but I don't go clubbing anymore. It's more a nice meal out in a restaurant!"

TOWIE, 10pm, ITVBe, Sunday 22 February.

TOWIE: Are you looking forward to series 14?
YES - Bring back the Essex drama!70.73%
NO - I'm so over it...19.60%
Hmm... I'll reserve judgment until the series starts.9.67%