Former TOWIE star Maria Fowler and X Factor’s Marcus Collins row on Twitter!

Former TOWIE star Maria Fowler and X Factor singer Marcus Collins have engaged in a bitter war of words on Twitter.

The acrimony between them apparently began when they both attended a party in Liverpool that was being hosted by Desperate Scousewives’ Amanda Harrington and her sisters Gill and Debbie O’Toole…

It seems that Maria took offence when Marcus was “reluctant” to have a photo taken with her, and he was further annoyed when later, Maria tweeted the photo and wrote, “Drink down my dress. Marcus Collins who said he felt like he was working when I asked for a pic #Bigtime.”

She added, “Ooh Marcus asked why I called him big time (because he is) I said because you were rude so he called me fake and spat in my hair #ouch #big time.”

In response, Marcus then tweeted, “Does anyone know who this girl is? Whoever she is she is very, very rude and needs to calm down #whythelongface…”

Maria then fired back, “Never forget your roots people. The people you kick on your way up will laugh at you on your way down xx.”

Marcus then accused Maria of being homophobic, and wrote, “Some people should be ashamed of themselves #homophobia will NOT BE TOLERATED @MariaFowler #Ignorant.”

She replied, “Some people are bully’s that’s all I am saying. Never resort to insult. I may be ‘less talented’ ‘less attractive’ but I’m not rude or stuck up.

“Ain’t even gonna say anymore apart from what a disgusting little man.”

However, she couldn’t resist adding, “Off to enjoy my night. Heard he been thrown out good. No one is bigger than anyone else.

“Regardless of talent etc. #BeGrounded x.”

And Marcus replied, “I left because your vileness knocked me sick #attheopeningofanenvelope and your a homophobic liar.”

But Maria then threatened legal action, saying, “Call me rascist I will sue you for defamation.

“Go to sleep. I think your a bit drunk. In the morning you will wake. Cringe And delete your tweets.

“If I wanted a headline I wouldn’t use an xfactor reject. Think I get more headlines than your anyway #oops #sorry #block.

“Throwing the gay line for record am with four gay guys here certainly not homophobic. No excuse #everyonesaw rude and you’re people just apologised.”

“Please don’t say I’m using you for headlines. If you’re not on the paper on a weekly/daily basis, #YourNotDrake #EvenZListMeGetsMorePressThanYou.”

Ooo come now ladies, claws in.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.