Chloe Brockett’s fling with James “Lockie” Lock is the talk of the new series, thanks to her friendship with his ex, Yazmin Oukhellou.
But the 20 year old insists she did no wrong. She says, “It was a brief fling at the start of summer and we remain friends.
“I’m young, I’m single, I can do what I want. Me and Yaz did have a friendship [but] we were never best friends, and she and Lockie had completely broken up. I was under the illusion she was in a relationship in Dubai – so I didn’t think it would be an issue.
“I haven’t spoken to Yaz for a year. She’s blocked me so I don’t really know what she’d say or if she’d be angry.”
She adds, “Anyway, I’d rather be the person everyone is talking about than the one talking about everyone!”
TOWIE announced a major cull of 10 cast members in the new series shake-up, with the likes of Chloe B’s friends Courtney Green and Chloe Meadows being axed.
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But, despite falling out with some of her previous co-stars – such as Kelsey Stratford, who has reportedly left the show – Chloe still has her best mate Amber Turner left to defend her.
She says, “Amber is one of my best friends. She is very much backing me up. She was there when James first started messaging me and she was on one of the nights we met up.
“She knows it isn’t one-sided and that we both wanted to spend time with each other.”
TOWIE is back on Sunday 12 September at 9pm on ITVBe and ITV Hub