Sam Faiers’ family have hit back at Ferne McCann after she was accused of making “vile" comments about her former friend.
Sam and Billie Shepherd’s mum Suzie Wells accused Ferne of launching an attack on her youngest daughter after leaked voice notes appeared online.
And now other family members including Sam and Billie’s auntie Libby Wells have weighed in, calling Ferne “disgusting".
Writing in an Instagram comment, Libby called on Herbal Life to strip Ferne of her ambassador status, and referred to her as a “disgusting woman”.
It comes after Suzie told fans she could "no longer sit back and say nothing".
Taking to Instagram Stories, she told fans that a clip has been shared on social media, adding: "This has come as a complete shock to myself and my family.
"Ferne has always been a very close family member to all of us over the past 20 years. It appears the voice note was sent just weeks after Samantha gave birth back in May."
Suzie went on: "Since the voice note has surfaced more have been sent – very upsetting nasty things. We are as shocked as you are! Nobody should ever speak about their friends like this ever! My girls are my absolute everything and I'll do anything to protect them."
"I don't have anything else to say on the matter," she concluded.
Sam and Billie's auntie Libby also shared the post to her own Instagram Stories and added: “Disgusting what we have heard over the last few days,” alongside a broken heart emoji. She finished the post with “#bodyshaming #vile #disgusting #snake.”
OK! have contacted Sam Faiers and Ferne McCann's representatives for comment.
Sam, 31, and Ferne, 32, were childhood friends and starred together on The Only Way Is Essex alongside Billie – who has been best friends with Ferne for over 20 years.
Sam and Ferne’s friendship became strained in 2017 when Ferne launched her own reality show, Ferne McCann: First Time Mum, a few years after Sam’s The Baby Diaries which was followed by The Mummy Diaries.
Ferne said at the time: “The reason, as far as I'm concerned, that she fell out with me is because I decided to take this show.
“We had like 15 years of friendship … all I'll say is it's a terrible shame.”
Ferne was later said to have been dropped as bridesmaid from Billie's nuptials to now-husband Greg Shepherd.
It was later suggested that Sam didn't approve of Ferne's relationship with ex Arthur Collins which sparked the pair to drift, but Ferne insisted that this wasn't the case.
They made up at Billie’s hen do in 2018, with Sam later saying: “We haven’t spoken about it and I doubt we will. We’ve both moved on.
"We attended my sister Billie's bridal shower in Ibiza and we saw each other the other day at the Pride of Britain Awards, so we’re just over it now."
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