Pete Wicks 'spoken to' by The Only Way Is Essex bosses
'The Only Way Is Essex' star Pete Wicks has been forced to delete a quote about stabbing someone in the neck from his Instagram account.
The long-haired hunk - who joined the cast of the ITVBe show earlier this month - has been "spoken to" by bosses after sharing the inappropriate quote with his 33,000 followers just months after Dan Osborne was sacked from the show for threatening to stab his ex-girlfriend.
Alongside a meme which read, "If you tell me to relax while I'm angry I will stab you in the neck with a knife", he wrote: "#True Say #WednesdayFeels (sic)."
And 'TOWIE' bosses have now confirmed they told the inked up star to remove the inappropriate message from his page.
An ITV spokesperson told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "We have spoken with Pete about this matter."
The latest controversy comes after Gemma Collins defended Dan - who is now engaged to 'EastEnders' actress Jacqueline Jossa - saying "all Essex boys" threaten their girlfriends.
She said: "Dan is one of the loveliest guys I've met. People say things in temper. If you live in Essex that's what all the boys say to their girlfriends.
"Death threats, yeah, that's Essex boys for you. I have had boyfriends say to me if I ever leave them they will kill me. In Essex, it's a normal thing."
The 34-year-old star has since reported to have been suspended from the show for throwing a "hissy fit" and storming off set during a row with Vas J. Morgan.