Heâ€™s usually perfectly poised atred-carpet events and, when it comes to speaking about her seven-month marriage to Mark Wright, sheâ€™s careful with her comments. But according to reports, at a recent awards bash Michelle Keegan was much more open.
Michelle is said to have told journalists at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards that she was feeling â€œvery hornyâ€ as she hadnâ€™t seen Mark, 28, for over two weeks while he was away working, saying: â€œI think Iâ€™m the horniest person in the room. I just fancy everyone!â€
But pals say Michelle, also 28, has been left red-faced by the I just want to have fun with Georgeâ€™ he kept rumours of a romance alive when she was snapped canoodling in a pool with former Iâ€™m A Celeb! campmate George Shelley and then confessed: â€œI skipped the fancy stage -1 love him!â€
But pals say despite The Only Way Is Essexâ€™s Ferne McCann insisting it wasnâ€™t a â€œshowmance,â€ she is happy the public are seeing a new â€œsofterâ€ side to her.
An insider reveals: â€œFerne has a reputation for being a controversial character on TOWIE, so she wanted to show the other side of herself on Iâ€™m A Celeb! and sheâ€™s happy for the romance to be played out in public.
â€œSheâ€™s very fond of George and theyâ€™re both enjoying their blossoming friendship. They love spending time together and sheâ€™s excited to see where things lead.â€
Ferne, 25, had an on/off romance for five years with her former co-star Charlie Sims before splitting earlier this year, and pals say sheâ€™s not rushing into anything with Union J star George, 22, for now.
A source says: â€œFerne knows people want a good love story at Christmas, but for nowshe just wants to focus on having fun with George and will see where it leads.
Pals say thereâ€™s tension between Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright after she admitted feeling â€˜hornyâ€™ report in a tabloid newspaper and itâ€™s caused tension between her and Mark.
A source says: â€œMichelleâ€™s mortified that she talked about her sex life and that it was printed in a paper. She was a bit tipsy when she said it and of course it was all in jest, sheâ€™s usually very coy about that side of things, she doesnâ€™t even divulge much with pals. Mark was annoyed by the story as he feels there are certain things that shouldnâ€™t be discussed in public.â€
And pals fear things could become strained for the couple next year, as Michelle will be away in Kenya for five months filming TV drama Our Girl.
The source says: â€œMarkis nervous about the effect the distance might have on their marriage. Heâ€™s dreading her going as heâ€™ll miss her so much.â€ As Closer previously reported, the couple have clashed over their career plans, with Michelle wanting to pursue acting while Mark is keen to start a family, but pals say theyâ€™re determined to put their all into their marriage.
The source adds: â€œThings have been difficult with Michelleâ€™s stint in Africa looming over them. Michelle is convinced that with Mark flying over for visits and daily phone calls, theyâ€™ll be fine, but Mark canâ€™t help but worry the distance will be tough. He says heâ€™ll do whatever he can to see her as much as possible.â€