Viewers Support Danielle Armstrong After THAT Tearful Moment On TOWIE

The Essex lady had an emotional run-in with her ex, James Lock, on last night's Christmas special...

Fairy lights, mince pies and The Only Way Is Essexmas. Yup. Christmas is well and truly here, people.

Last night’s ITVBe special saw Danielle Armstrong – who is said to be leaving the reality show – come face-to-face with her former flame James Lock.

See: Is This The Real Reason Danielle Armstrong Quit TOWIE?

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The 28-year-old was concerned about telling her ex that there’s a new man in her life, but it didn’t take long for her to discover that he already knew. Well, if there’s one thing you can say about Essex, it’s that news travels fast.

Having the chat in a nightclub in Liverpool (standard), Lockie told her, ‘To be honest I’m happy you have that kind of respect for me, to come and tell me. Though I had heard it through the grapevine.’

The TOWIE couples used to go on double dates

When James and Danielle dated, the TOWIE couples used to go out together

But then he added, ‘I don’t want to have a row with you, but our pact was that we wouldn’t get with people each other knows.

‘Two years ago he was texting you, and now you’re dating him. I just feel it’s a bit disrespectful Danielle. I just think its shady on your part.’

Ouch.

Always one for standing her ground (you go, girl), Danielle hit back, ‘You know what? Just think about all of what you’ve done to me and try and treat this new girl better.’

Danni took to Twitter to announce that she wouldn’t be watching the show, but would instead be catching up in the morning.

She did, however, retweet a fan reaction to her words, which read: ”Think of all the nasty things you’ve done to me and treat the new girl better’ @Daniarmstrong88 YAS PREACH’.

Elsewhere on the internet, fans were reacting to the emotional moment between the former Essex power couple.

And, with the second instalment due on our screens tonight, it seems that the drama is set to continue.

Danielle has tweeted to her followers: ‘Don’t forget to tune in tonight’s 2nd part of @OnlyWayIsEssex Essexmas Special on @ITVBe 10pm a very emotional night for me 😔 #TOWIE’.