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Danielle Armstrong: James Lock and I could still be together

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Danielle Armstrong: James Lock and I could still be together

Danielle Armstrong thinks she and James 'Lockie' Lock would still be together if it weren't for 'The Only Way Is Essex'.

The 27-year-old star called time on her relationship with her long-term boyfriend earlier this year despite his plans to propose and she's now revealed she blames the reality show for ruining their romance.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think me and James would probably still be together if it weren't for the show.

"When we dated [before 'TOWIE'], he was an electrician and I worked in fashion and he would come and meet me in his white van and I would bring him sandwiches. That was what we had. Then we went on 'TOWIE'."

Danielle's co-star Georgia Kousoulou agreed that being on the show can put on a strain relationships, which is why she's so happy she and Tommy Mallet are still going strong.

She explained: "When I joined the show, I found it harder. I had a boyfriend outside the show and it was like living two different lives. My excitement was a Chinese [takeaway] on a Saturday but from that to being on telly, going to events... it's different.

"But then me and Tommy don't know any different. We met on the show. That is all we know."

However, the blonde beauty did admit that she finds it difficult when she and Tommy are arguing.

She added: "When it's good it's good because obviously everyone gets to see it but when it is bad you obviously don't want to have a row on TV."

'The Only Way Is Essex' continues Sunday (11.10.15) at 10pm on ITVBe.