Single and ready to mingle! TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong lets her hair down  with pals at Essex pub after dumping long-term beau James Lock

By Jason Chester

She’s newly single after dumping long-term boyfriend James Lock – and she appeared to be embracing her newfound status during a night out with pals on Friday.

Keeping a tight hold on her obligatory glass of wine, Danielle Armstrong let her hair down at Romford pub The Shepherd and Dog, where she danced into the early hours.

The blonde stylist dressed down for her night out, opting for a loose fitting varsity shirt and skinny jeans – a look she accessorized with a distinctive statement necklace. 

Party time: Newly single Danielle Armstrong lets her hair down in Essex on Friday evening

Party time: Newly single Danielle Armstrong lets her hair down in Essex on Friday evening

Danielle had previously prompted pregnancy rumours after telling Twitter followers that she is ‘always tired’ – but she appeared to full of energy as she kicked off her weekend at the traditional Essex pub.

 

Accompanied by two friends, she waved her arms as they danced close to the bar before finding a table in a nearby recess.

Danielle, who viewers saw dump James amid cheating rumours on Wednesday’s episode of TOWIE, looked thoughtful as she gazed off during a quiet moment. 

Good times: The stylist clutches her wine glass as she dances with pals

Good times: The stylist clutches her wine glass as she dances with pals

Let's dance: Danielle appeared to be enjoying the single life during her latest outing

Let's dance: Danielle appeared to be enjoying the single life during her latest outing

Raise your glass: The group were in understandably high spirits on Friday eveming

Raise your glass: The group were in understandably high spirits on Friday eveming

  

The reality TV personality later moved on to nearby Brentwood, where she helped co-stars Sam and Billie Faiers celebrate their father Dave’s 60th birthday.

The final nail in the coffin was a picture of James, known to friends as 'Lockie', with his arm draped around tattooed former Big Brother star Sallie Axl while she appears to grope him.

After a brief discussion with Ferne, the pretty blonde explained how the situation was making her feel drained, to which her pal concluded 'I just feel enough is enough'.

She's pleased: Danielle appears to have recovered well from her recent split with James Lock

She's pleased: Danielle appears to have recovered well from her recent split with James Lock

Looking good: Danielle opted for a varsity style top and skinny jeans for her night out with the girls
Looking good: Danielle opted for a varsity style top and skinny jeans for her night out with the girls

Looking good: Danielle opted for a varsity style top and skinny jeans for her night out with the girls

Looking good: Danielle opted for a varsity style top and skinny jeans for her night out with the girls

Looking good: Danielle opted for a varsity style top and skinny jeans for her night out with the girls

Coming to terms with her feelings Danielle marched round to James to tell him what she was thinking.
James looking stony faced said: 'Have you been avoiding my calls?'

To which the pretty blonde tearfully replied: 'This picture is of you with your top off with what looks like a glamour girl, I feel humiliated.

‘I have fallen out with Gemma and Bobby because of you, you've mugged me off.'

The Only Way Is Essex continues on Sunday, March 23.

Dancing feet: Danielle was in the party spirits during her latest night out in Essex

Dancing feet: Danielle was in the party spirits during her latest night out in Essex

Drink up: The reality TV personality takes a swallow from her wine glass
Thoughtful: She gazes off during a quiet moment

Thoughtful: Danielle takes a gulf from her wine glass before gazing off during a quiet moment on Friday evening

Plenty to smile about: The girls have a laugh after finding a table in a nearby recess

Plenty to smile about: The girls have a laugh after finding a table in a nearby recess

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Were these photos taken on a camera phone? Awful quality. Girl goes out with friends to pub, another fab story DM

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its obvious she's hurting inside , hopefully she'll slowly get over it and find someone who will treat her right

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She is the spit of Shirley from eastenders in a barbie wig ! Ruff looking girl

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Its in the TV/Showbiz section as she appears in a TV show funnily enough!

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She looks good for 60

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I'm shocked she's only 25

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She looks old.

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How old is Danielle?Just out of interest, it's just out of all the towie lot, they never mention her age on here. I'd be surprised if she was still in her twenties...

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What is that top she's wearing!! It's hideous

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Long term?!???

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