TOWIE newbie Mia Sully, who previously found, err, fame on Absolutely Ascot, has spoken out following claims that nine show stars were booted off a flight back from filming in the Dominican Republic. It's said that they refused to wear masks and had been vaping on the flight.
Mia and fellow new recruits Pia Smith and Hannah Voyen were amongst those who were apparently asked to leave the plane, as well as show veteran James 'Diags' Bennewith, Dan Edgar and returning face Jordan Brook.
The cast had been flying back from filming series 30 in the Caribbean where there has already been a huge amount of drama, including the three iconic Sims sisters - Frankie, Chloe and Demi - pulling out of the trip just 'two days before filming' due to 'big disagreements'.
Speaking about the flight furore, a source said, "Fumes were visible above their seats. They were asked to stop but refused. It was appalling behaviour. Absolutely idiotic.”
It's believed that the nine show stars refused to comply with Air Europa policy while seated and repeated requests by flight crew were ignored. Spanish police then met the aircraft in Madrid and they missed their connecting flight back to Essex.
Mia posted (and swiftly deleted) about the ordeal on her Instagram story, sharing a picture of another plane with the caption, "Been travelling for over 24hours now. Escorted off the plane by police 👮♀️ because eating crisps with no mask on. Second flight missed that due to them taking too long to find our luggage. 10 hour wait at Madrid airport. Safe to say I never want to see this airport again. Third time lucky. Get me f--king home."
Pia Smith also shared a snap of a McDonalds meal, telling followers that she "hadn't eaten in 24 hours."
Diags also spoke out, saying that he was "thrown off the flight for no reason" and that he had been travelling for almost 24 hours. He also filmed Dan and Jordan, who were also part of the nine it's alleged were stuck in Madrid.
An insider slammed the cast's up in the air antics, telling the The Sun, "This lunatic behaviour brings shame on ITV and the entire TOWIE show.
“They were refusing to adhere to safety and security rules, and giving it the ‘big one’.
“They now face a struggle to return to the UK - and can expect short shrift from ITV bosses when they do get home.”
Closer has reached out to representatives of TOWIE for comment.