EXCLUSIVE: TOWIE’s Mario Falcone on Tulisa banning Lucy Mecklenburgh from FHM 100 Sexiest Women party

Tulisa may have spent yesterday celebrating after being voted FHM's Sexiest Woman, but today she faces reports her management banned TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh from attending the awards party.

Just hours after the news emerged, omg! spoke to Lucy Mecklenburgh's protective boyfriend, Mario Falcone who talked openly about the other side of fame.

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He told us: "People can be quite nasty and say things but you rise above it!

"Once you've been on TOWIE a while, you know how to deal with it [fame] and you have to grow a very thick skin.

"You just surround yourself with your family and people you trust."

Tulisa reportedly banned Lucky Mecklenburgh from the FHM party /WENN

We weren't allowed to mention the FHM Sexiest women in the World party, but we're have a good guess as to what he was insinuating!

Before we spoke to the TOWIE hottie he tweeted: "Do not understand how Tulisa won FHM 100 sexiest women.... Must be a fix!!!" [sic]"

Speculation over their personal lives is something the TOWIE casts has had to get used to.

TOWIE's Mario Falcone said he had to adjust to fame pretty fast /WENN

But Mario Falcone has to adjust to his new-found fame overnight, and it was a bit of a shock.

He added: "It's overwhelming the whole way it [fame] happens.

"I did get warned before I came on the show, and you know your life is going to change very quickly.

"It was amazing though — after one episode on TOWIE you'll walk down the street and everyone will know who you are. That's crazy."

It certainly is, but we imagine he's used to it by now.

TOWIE Season 4 is out now on DVD