Towie star Ferne McCann covers up in a cap and loose clothes as she returns to Britain after the father of her unborn baby is charged over acid attack
- Miss McCann arrived just hours after revealing she is pregnant by Arthur Collins
- She split with Collins, 25, after police announced they wanted to speak to him
- Two people were partially blinded and 20 more injured in the London nightclub
- Collins was yesterday arrested by armed police after raid on his £1million home
Seen for the first time since the news she is pregnant by a man arrested over an acid attack murder, Ferne McCann stepped off a plane and back onto home soil today.
Wearing a baseball cap to cover her face and biting her nails while talking on the phone, the presenter jumped straight into a BMW and was driven away after flying into Bristol Airport.
She arrived home just hours after revealing she is pregnant with the child of former boyfriend Arthur Collins, who was yesterday arrested in connection with the acid attack at a London nightclub.
Seen for the first time since the news she is pregnant by a man arrested over an acid attack murder, Ferne McCann stepped off a plane and back onto home soil today
Wearing a baseball cap and all-black clothes, she kept a low profile as she arrived back today
The TOWIE star looked nervous, biting her nails as she talked on the phone at Bristol Airport
She arrived home just hours after news broke that she is pregnant with the child of former boyfriend Arthur Collins
Her arrival was less than 24 hours after Collins was yesterday arrested in connection with an acid attack at a London nightclub
The presenter jumped straight into a friend's BMW after flying into Bristol Airport
It is believed Miss McCann told Collins (pictured together in 2016 in Ibiza) that she was pregnant moments before their first ever photo-shoot together, for OK! Magazine
A man believed to be a family friend helped her with her Louis Vuitton luggage and drove her away from the airport today
Two people were left partially blinded and 20 others suffered injuries in the attack on April 17.
Collins was detained by armed police on Saturday and has now been charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) and one of throwing corrosive fluid on a person with intent to cause GBH.
TOWIE star Miss McCann will now have to face criticism in Britain, with claims that her career may be over because of her association with a man suspected of being a 'violent criminal'.
One Twitter troll wrote: 'Your career ruined! Hope the bad boy was worth it'.
Another Twitter user said: 'Stay off TV for a long time now. Not a good image to have, as an alleged acid attackers missus. Firearms and cultivation too'.
It is believed that the This Morning presenter told Collins that she was pregnant moments before their first ever photo-shoot together, for OK! Magazine, published on the day of the attack.
Ferne has not spoken to scaffolder Collins, 25, since she first heard he was wanted in connection with the attack at a nightclub popular with TOWIE stars in Dalston, east London.
She was wearing black leggings and a black leather jacket and trainers, seeming to dress down as she arrived at the airport today
She tried to cover her face as she walked through the airport, after receiving criticism for her association with the criminal
Her arrival follows news that the father of Ferne's unborn child has been arrested and charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent to cause GBH
Miss McCann appeared to be on the phone the whole time during the walk through arrivals
She continued the phone conversation, even as she got into the car and was driven away
Collins was yesterday arrested in connection by armed police on suspicion of being involved in the acid attack at Mangle, London
She urged him to turn himself is believed to have gone to Ireland, a trip her management said was to attend a series of pre-arranged meetings.
Miss McCann arrived home the day after Collins was arrested by armed police, after officers raided his £1million home looking for firearms and cannabis.
In a statement Metropolitan Police said: 'Arthur Collins, 25, was arrested at an address in Rushden, Northamptonshires on Saturday night, 22 April.
'Officers from the Met's Specialist Crime & Operations and Hackney Borough, with the assistance of armed officers from the East Midlands Operational Support Service and Northamptonshire Police.'
Usually happy to pose for the cameras, Miss McCann hid her face outside the airport today
She met a man, who is believed to be a family friend, who took her luggage from her
Miss McCann got straight into the car while he put the luggage in the boot then drove her away from the airport quickly
The TV star appeared to be on the phone most of the time while she was walking through Bristol airport today
She appeared nervous as she arrived back on home soil after becoming embroiled in the controversy surrounding the arrest of her partner
The usually glamorous Miss McCann chose a much more understated look today as she arrived
Walking out of the door at the small airport in Bristol, she headed straight to the car that was waiting to pick her up
Looking down as she strolled through the airport, few people will have realised who the reality TV star was as she walked through today
The development comes as police reveal they've charged a 21-year-old in connection with the attack.
Andre Phoenix was charged with seven counts of grievous bodily harm.
Around 20 clubbers suffered burns after being doused with the substance including a 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man who were both blinded in one eye.
Detective Inspector Lee McCullough of Hackney CID had previously said the net was closing in on Collins.
Around 20 clubbers suffered burns after being doused with the acid. Sophie Hall, 21 (pictured), fears she's been scarred for life
The shocking incident occurred at the Mangle nightclub in Dalston, east London where partygoers were celebrating Easter
He said: 'This investigation continues to move at great pace and the net is closing in on those we believe to be responsible.
'My team continues to act on a number of leads to bring in those wanted for questioning in relation to this awful incident.
'Anyone found harbouring those wanted for questioning by police can expect a knock at the door and could well find themselves under arrest.
'We have 20 people suffering from the effects of an acidic substance being sprayed in a confined space in a busy nightclub.
'All have burn-related injuries. This incident has caused suffering to a large group of people and left many others needing long term treatment.
'The noxious substance used has not yet been confirmed but samples retrieved from the scene have been sent for analysis. If you were there and saw anyone involved inside or leaving the nightclub, please get in touch.'
TOWIE star Ferne McCann has been dealt another blow by cruel Twitter trolls, targeting her online
Towie star Ferne McCann deleted all images of Arthur Collins from her social media, including this one on holiday in the Maldives
The former TOWIE star has also revealed that she's pregnant with fugitive Arthur Collins's baby
Ferne McCann has launched a career as a presenter on ITV's This Morning
Arthur Collins and Ferne McCann pictured here on holiday in Ibiza
The man blinded in one eye and another victim, a 29-year-old man, were transferred to a specialist burns hospital in Essex, and have since been discharged, police said.
Police believe trouble brewed between two groups at the packed club and the acidic substance was flung directly over the pair.
A 24-year-old old man arrested in north London over the attack on Friday has since been released, police said.
Phoenix will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday.
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