Poor Ferne is nursing an injured foot after tearing ligaments while playing netball last week but we wonder if her row with Georgia's boyfriend Tommy Mallet meant she was a bit relieved to skip the big night out?
In preview pictures from tonight's episode, we see Ferne and Danielle enjoying a glass of wine while catching up, rather than partying with their co-stars.
Things have been tense between Ferne and Tommy since Marbs, when Tommy accused Ferne of upsetting Georgia by saying Tommy doesn't speak to her with respect.
Then, on Sunday night's episode, back in Essex, Tommy tracked down Ferne to tell her to stay out their relationship. He also personally insulted her by calling her a "loose woman".
Ferne hit back via Twitter, calling it "character defamation", while Tommy gave an interview in which he said Ferne was an old friend but he couldn't be around her at this time.
Georgia, meanwhile, went on a Twitter rant after Sunday night's episode, which may explain if Ferne wasn't so keen to attend her birthday celebrations…
"I went to the villa and spoke to the girls about a row. I NEVER said Tommy talks to me bad. The convo went from us talking about a bicker me and him had in Marbs to them talking about how bad he talks to me and started going in on him personally.
"This left me shocked and upset as all I mentioned was a bicker me and him had. I am very happy in my relationship. Tommy does NOT talk to me bad. He doesn't treat me bad! Yes we row and bicker like everyone else but he DOESN'T call me names like Ferne referenced.
"We had a normal couple row. I spoke to the girls about the row. I expected opinions about THE ROW but I didn't expect ppl to have opinions about the way he treats me when they have never seen us row."
TOWIE continues tonight at 10pm on ITVBe.
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