Speaking to the Daily Star, reality star Kate suggested that glam fashion and celebrity blogger Vas is a nice guy despite initially rowing with him.
She said: "Vas did say something very rude about me, that I have no brain or identity, but I did speak to him about it off camera and he said sorry.
"I think he's a bit misunderstood. I feel sometimes he says things he doesn't mean because he gets caught up in the moment and just gets carried away with his words.
"But I think he's had a bit of a hard time in life. I think he's nice."
Vas – who counts Rita Ora, Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner among his pals – has clashed with a handful of co-stars on TOWIE, including Gemma Collins, Chloe Sims and Lydia Bright.
But on a November episode of the show, he was seen admitting: "I feel like I've built up this whole hate circle against me in Essex, which I've always done as defence mechanism when I feel like there's an issue with people I fight against them. I have to battle people and there's not really much to battle about.
" I've always been on the defence. I feel like a lot of people in Essex have really strong support systems and I've just been on my own….Moving forward I'm going to try to be a positive and happy person and stop all of this negative sh*t and going on Twitter."
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