The This Morning presenter may have 'split' with her boyfriend Arthur Collins following THAT news, and now her future on the ITV show is uncertain...
Ferne McCann must be having a really tough week.
Just days after announcing that her boyfriend, Arthur Collins, was ‘the one’ in a cover interview with OK! magazine, news emerged that police were ‘hunting’ him in connection with a horrific acid attack that took place in an East London nightclub over the weekend. According to reports, he is wanted for questioning.
Following the news, which Ferne branded ‘shocking’ in a statement released by her people, rumours are emerging to claim that she might have ‘split’ from her man.
What’s more, the former TOWIE star seems to have removed all images of the 25-year-old scaffolder from her Instagram account.
A source close to Ferne reportedly told The Mirror: ‘She is sending a clear message that their relationship is over – it’s like she’s wiping him from her life by erasing any trace of their time together. The past few days have been devastating, and this is a way of showing Arthur is no longer part of her life.’
This followed an official statement from Ferne, urging Collins to turn himself in at the police station.
A spokesperson told Sky News: ‘Ferne is aware that the police wish to speak to Arthur Collins and the nature of the accusations against him.
‘Obviously these are highly shocking and Ferne has co-operated with the police in their inquiries.’
The statement later added: ‘As much as anybody she wants to know the truth and urges Arthur to co-operate fully with the police and attend a police station immediately.’
Ferne, who started out her celebrity career in the Essex reality show, has recently taken a showbiz reporter slot on This Morning.
But, sadly, it seems as though this might now be in jeopardy.
A source from the show has reportedly said: ‘In light of events Ferne’s management have asked if she can take a couple of weeks off from filming This Morning.’
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They told The Sun: ‘ITV bosses like Ferne and appreciate the work she’s been doing on the show, but it’s a family programme and given the headlines that she’s attracting now, it’s not the sort of image they want to be associated with.’
Sending our love, Ferne.