They shared a cheeky kiss during filming in Thailand after months of flirting.
But Shelby Tribble has revealed she has been left ‘disrespected and disappointed’ by her close friend Sam Mucklow following their ‘fling’, making filming for the 24th series of TOWIE extremely ‘awkward’.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Shelby, 26, confessed things had become extremely tense between them – and it seems Sam even gave the press day a miss so they wouldn’t have to come face-to-face.
Upsetting: Shelby Tribble has revealed she has been left ‘disrespected and disappointed’ by her close friend Sam Mucklow following their ‘fling’, making filming for the upcoming 24rd series of TOWIE extremely ‘awkward’
Feeling a little jetlagged, the cast are fresh from their Thailand getaway where they enjoyed some sun, sand and the usual dose of drama.
It had been reported that Shelby and Sam – who is the younger brother of former cast member Billi Mucklow – had enjoyed a night of passion in Thailand, and the brunette admitted he had snogged her 'so passionately' that he 'ripped off her lip'.
It seems there was trouble in paradise as the Miss England finalist has now revealed their friendship has been left in tatters by the hook up.
Discussing how things had changed, she said: ‘It’s very awkward. It’s just sad because I counted him as one of my very close friends.
‘I feel a bit disrespected and disappointed in him as a friend. Forget the romantic side of it or whatever that was, I never saw it as that.
‘Obviously I fancy him, of course I do, I was always scared that we would ruin the friendship. Things have happened and I just felt very disrespected by him.
‘It isn’t nice, you wouldn’t expect that from a friend. We’re not speaking at the minute.’
Clash: Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Shelby, 26, confessed things had become extremely tense between them following their holiday romance
She said: ‘It isn’t nice, you wouldn’t expect that from a friend. We’re not speaking at the minute'. Shelby and Sam, who is Billi Mucklow's brother, had been close for years
Shelby admitted his reluctance to make amends had hurt her deeply due to the years of friendship they have shared.
‘It’s so weird because, especially me and Clelia [Theodorou], we spent so much time outside of filming as friends. We’ve had so many good