Shamed Ferne McCann still can’t tell the ‘full truth’

Ferne McCann has revealed why she still can't tell the 'full truth' about those toxic voice notes

Ferne McCann at the Pride of Britain Awards

by Closer staff |
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It’s been nearly five months since Ferne McCann was mired in scandal when an anonymous Instagram user, named “Lady Whistledown”, leaked a series of toxic voice notes claiming to be recorded by the First Time Mum star.

Throughout the series of vile recordings, a voice sounding like Ferne’s is heard calling her former close pal and TOWIE co-star, Sam Faiers, a “fat c***” and a “narcissistic b***h”, while in another despicable attack, a victim of Ferne’s ex Arthur Collins’ nightclub acid attack was dubbed an “ugly f***ing c***”.

The scandal appalled fans and led to both Sam and Billie Faiers – who Ferne has been friends with since their school days – unfollowing her on social media.

Shelby Tribble, Louise Thompson, Luisa Zissman, Billie Faiers, Sam Faiers and Ferne McCann
Billie Faiers, Sam Faiers and Ferne McCann with friends in 2019 (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images) ©(Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

Breaking down in tears on the This Morning sofa last week, Ferne, 32, addressed the scandal for the first time, shockingly admitting to being the person speaking, despite having earlier said the recordings were “manipulated; edited and taken entirely out of context”.

Claiming she recorded the messages to “protect my family and myself from serious harm”, Ferne, who says she’s been in therapy for six years, added, “It definitely wasn’t my finest hour and it definitely was a very difficult time in my life when those voice notes were leaked.

Lorri Haines Ferne McCann
Ferne and her fiancée Lorri in 2022 ©Getty

“I need to take this opportunity to publicly apologise again to those affected... I have reached out privately to those people.”

However, her appearance didn’t seem to go down well with viewers, with one posting, “Clearly only sorry because she was caught”, while another wrote, “Ferne is not a victim. No one forced her to say those dreadful things”.

Revealing the voice notes are part of an ongoing criminal investigation, Ferne added she was unable to speak “my full truth” but added, “I know how frustrating that is for people listening, but one day I know I will get that chance... to be 100 per cent transparent.”


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