On Sunday night's episode (24 July), viewers saw Dan telling his pals Kate had been to dinner at Sheesh Chigwell with Tommy and his business partner, as well as Tommy's girlfriend Georgia Kousoulou.
He immediately felt it must have been a date and was annoyed with Tommy for not telling him.
"Any geezer in my situation would be bothered about that, I promise you now," said Dan. "I'm not saying anything happened at the time. Kate is single and can do what she wants. It's the fact of it and the principle: as one of my mates he might have rung me. That would have been fine and squashed it there."
Dan said he called Tommy to ask what had happened, and Tommy got "defensive" with him. "He started having a go at me, saying don't ring me anymore."
But Tommy later told James Argent that the 'date' had been nothing more than a business dinner. He explained he'd been at Sheesh with his colleague, when Georgia and Kate arrived to dine separately. They all ended up at the same table.
"[Dan] needs to grow up, mate," said Tommy. "He's f**king 26 and acting like a bitch. Standard. We ain't sweet no more. Me and him were best mates. I would have done anything for him, like I would you lot."
Tommy went on to say he'd been left out of a recent boys' night. He'd phoned Dan, who said he was going out, to which Tommy asked why he wasn't invited. Dan apparently replied he wasn't the one who organised it.
"What do you mean you didn't organise it?" said Tommy. "You can't ask me to come? What am I, some pr*ck? Not your pal anymore? I know you lot have your little team going on and I have a girlfriend now so don't get asked to do things, but I'm not a pr*ck, so no one can ring me up on the phone and give me agg as I'm not having it."
Tommy reiterated: "I f**king went out with my business partner for a meeting. Georgia and Kate were at the same restaurant and joined us at the table. At the end of the day, she turns up and what am I meant to do? 'Go sit at that table over there because I ain't spoken to Dan.' Who is he? The godfather? I ain't done nothing to the geezer. He's being an attention seeker."
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