The Only Way is Essex star James Locke has been slammed on social media, labelled a “pig” following an explicit rant at his girlfriend.

The TOWIE regular caught everyone off guard as his cool and calm persona suddenly burst into flames during episode one of the new series.

This, ladies and gentleman, is how NOT to be a “gentleman”.

“I love women!”

James, also known as Lockie, was captured on several different occasions explaining to friends how he is a “gentleman” and “loves women”.

Screen Shot: Lockie - TOWIE, ITVbe

Screen Shot: Lockie – TOWIE, ITVbe

Lockie was defending his actions following a heated row with girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou the previous night – good start, then.

Next, as Lockie went to delicately confront Yaz and her friends about the argument, perhaps apologising for his loss of temper, the 31-year-old totally lost his cool.

“You’re a f*cking brat”

One of Yaz’s best friends helped nudge the conversation along, explaining to Lockie that he shouldn’t be laying down aggressive outbursts on anyone.

A nice anecdote here…

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Screen Shot: Yaz’s mate – TOWIE, ITVbe

Screen Shot: Lockie - TOWIE, ITVbe

Screen Shot: Yaz’s mate – TOWIE, ITVbe

Of course, Lockie had no other defence other than his usual line of “Yeah, but, I’m a gentleman”.

Screen Shot: Lockie - TOWIE, ITVbe

Screen Shot: Lockie – TOWIE, ITVbe

Sure you are, pal.

The argument continued as Yaz’s friends advised him to “take a breath and walk away from the situation” in the future.

With a silent Yaz starting to whimper over the heated exchange, the not-so-hulk like Hulk suddenly exploded with anger, seething at teary-eyed Yaz.

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Screen Shot: TOWIE, ITVbe

Screen Shot: Lockie explodes - TOWIE, ITVbe

Screen Shot: Lockie explodes – TOWIE, ITVbe

Screen Shot: Lockie explodes - TOWIE, ITVbe

Screen Shot: Lockie explodes – TOWIE, ITVbe

Raising his voice and pointing aggressively at his girlfriend because she was crying, Lockie said:

“You are a spoilt little f*king brat. Do not sit there an play the victim.”

Trying not to play the victim, as she was literally a victim, a stunned Yaz could only sit and take round two of the abuse, repeatedly mumbling “it’s embarrassing” under her breath.

“I’m a f**king nice boy”

Lockie continued his verbal assault with Yaz’s friends almost changing their tone from shock to laughter, as Lockie hailed that he was a “nice boy”.

Mm, generally speaking, shouting and swearing that “you’re nice” isn’t commonly considered the most gentlemanly of approaches.

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Screen Shot: TOWIE, ITVbe

Eventually, Yaz’s friends stormed off from the conversation, as Lockie attempted to lecture them on their relationships rather than speak about his own.

Watch below.

 

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