The Essex newbie fancied Nicole when they both joined the show earlier this series, but faced competition from Nicole's ex Lewis, who wanted her back.
But the triangle appeared to end on Wednesday night's episode, when the Essex rumour mill went into overdrive with word Mike had been snogging ex-TOWIE star Amy on his 21st birthday.
How did everyone know? Because Nicole was at the same restaurant and saw it all happen!
Speaking to the TOWIE official website, Mike said: "I can understand why she would be upset because maybe it was a bit disrespectful on my part to kiss a girl under the roof as her. Now, it was my birthday and I was drunk…
"I'm not here to justify it but there was a reason and a motive behind that. I can see there is natural chemistry between her and Lewis and I suppose that was my way of taking a bit of an exit."
Mike went on to say he could understand why Nicole might be angry, but also pointed out she hadn't gone on any dates with him so he hadn't done anything wrong.
"She hasn't taken me up on my offers to take her out in the past and if she did genuinely like me enough for her to get as angry and upset as she has done, then she would have took me up on those offers."
Mike said that showed him that perhaps she hadn't liked him that much, then. As for the future, he said there won't be anything happening between him and Nicole as he thinks she has to give her relationship with Lewis another chance.
"She's a pretty girl and I do like her but she's getting with Lewis and I'm not going to be the one who interferes and gets in the middle of them two. Let them do their thing. I wish them all the best. I genuinely do, because I do think there is something between them."
TOWIE airs Wednesdays and Sundays at 10pm on ITVBe.
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