Following his stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house, Mario Falcone is hoping that his The Only Way Is Essex producers stopping making him look like the bad guy.
Mario joined TOWIE a few years ago as the new boyfriend of original cast member, Lucy Mecklenburgh. At first he was the victim when it came to light that Lucy had cheated on him with Mark Wright early on in their relationship, but that soon changed.
After a turbulent year, during which more women than you could shake a stick at came forward claiming to have had inappropriate relations with the reality star, Lucy finally saw sense and dumped Mario for good.
Last series we saw Mario for the first time without Lucy trying to rebuild his life, but fans memories were intact and no one was quick to forgive him.
However since taking part in Channel 5’s CBB Mario, who ended up being a finalist, hopes that the public have now seen him in a new light and, after claiming that it is them who have made him into a monster, TOWIE producers will go a bit easier on him in the future.
Discussing his “real” side with OK! magazine, Mario explained:
“I hope I’ve changed people’s perceptions. On TOWIE I’ve never been allowed to be myself. Hopefully people have seen the real me.
“TOWIE have always liked to put the bad stuff out about me. I’ve learnt to deal with it but I find it hard that my family have to see the bad press when they know that’s not the case.
“I don’t want to go back to being that person so I’m hoping they’ll let me be me on camera otherwise we’ll have to talk about my future on the show. We’ll see,”
Meanwhile it seems that the friendship he formed with Geordie Shore star, and this year’s CBB winner, Charlotte Crosby has remained firm since leaving the house, as the pair tweeted pics of them shopping together earlier this week, along with the caption:
“So agreed to meet @CharlotteGShore and being dragged around :(”
The Only Way Is Essex is set to return with two one-hour Las Vegas specials next month on ITV2 – Watch a clip of Mario and Charlotte in the CBB house in the clip below.