EXCLUSIVE: Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson and Chantelle Connelly have 'fist fight in shopping centre and have to be broken up by Lewis Bloor'
They've been engaged in a war of words on social media over claims hit reality show Geordie Shore is scripted.
And now Marnie Simpson, 24, and Chantelle Connelly, 26, have allegedly come to blows in real life amid claims they descended into fist fight in Newcastle's Eldon Square shopping centre on Thursday.
The clash was reportedly so violent that Marnie's boyfriend, TOWIE star Lewis Bloor, 26, had to step in to break up the former co-stars.
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Brawl: Marnie Simpson, 24, and Chantelle Connelly, 26, allegedly came to blows after squaring up in a Newcastle shopping centre this week following a war of words on social media
A source told MailOnline: 'Marnie and Chantelle broke into a full on fist fight and had to be physically separated by Lewis Bloor, who jumped in the middle.
'The fight kicked off after Chantelle reacted to negative social media posts by Marnie Simpson about her.'
However, a representative for Marnie has since denied the claims, telling MailOnline: 'Marnie and Chantelle did not have a psychical fight, this is completely untrue.'
On her Snapchat story, which she has since deleted, Chantelle told fans exactly what she thinks of Marnie as she walked through the mall after the alleged fight.
She said: 'So I've just bumped into Marnie Simpson, the little skank, had more bell***s than Bob Marley's ashtray, in the shopping centre and guess what? She had nothing to say.
'I wouldn't normally go to Snapchat 'cos I'd tell them to their face, like I just have done, but as she did it to me, I thought I'd let youse all know what I think of her.'
Getting involved: Marnie's beau Lewis Bloor, 26, had to step in to break up the fight - but a representative for Marnie has since denied the claims
Protector in chief: The couple were seen kissing after leaving CBB earlier this year
The pair have been at loggerheads since Chantelle - who quit the MTV show this year - revealed that the Geordie Shore cast are given storylines in each series.
Last week furious Marnie insisted: 'It's not true! Geordie Shore is 100 per cent real,' before Chantelle hit back with a threatening message on social media writing: 'Don't worry I have a have a message back!! Yous (sic) in for a bumpy ride.'
Marnie defended the show against Chantelle's comments by saying: 'We would never in a million years do things that we didn't want to do. It is a TV show and of course we get put in certain situations, but everything we do on the show is what we choose to do.
'If I don't want to do something, I have the option to say no to anything. If we really don't want to be in certain situations, we have the option not to be.'
This certain someone who is continually bashing the show is just bitter if I'm being honest,' she added. 'This certain someone needs to leave us alone now because it's getting embarrassing.'
On the defence: Marnie defended the show against Chantelle's comments by saying: 'We would never in a million years do things that we didn't want to do'
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