Apparently the topless selfie first appeared on mobiles via the Snapchat photo-sharing app. The photo then quickly spread and Ferne became aware of its existence a few days ago after she said friends of hers told her it was being spread around.
Unlike some others Ferne has not denied that the nude photo is actually of her but instead said: ‘It was obviously a personal one and never intended for the public domain.’
Ferne, who only joined the reality tv show last year, has become a favourite on the show partly due to that great body and face but also because she has a pretty sparky personality and is not afraid to say what she thinks, whoever she might upset.
Much of the time Ferne spends on-screen is linked in with her relationship with on-again off-again boyfriend Charlie Sims. The pair were seen having a less than pleasant time during the last series of the show, which was set in Marbella. This time round the action has moved to Ibiza and in fact the TOWIE team are out there at the moment in the middle of filming the show.
Ferne says that she hopes the Ibiza series will turn out to be a much smoother time for her and Charlie. He however seemed to be more of a realist about the whole thing as part of the show’s popularity comes about because of the sparks and difficulties in the on-screen relationships. After all who would watch a series where everyone sat around laughing and nothing went even slightly wrong?
Ferne can at least say that she is not the only TOWIE girl to get caught out by someone hacking into her personal digital files. Former TOWIE star Lauren Goodger famously had to deal with the release online of a 6-second sex tape in July this year. At the time it appeared as though Lauren’s ex-boyfriend Jake McLean was the person behind the leak but it n the last few days Lauren has admitted that she knows the real culprit and it is not Jake but someone she described as being “very jealous.”
You can see for yourself exactly how Ferne and Charlie got on in Ibiza when the new series of TOWIE starts on 8 October. The special launch show is part of the opening night of the new ITV channel ITVBe.