The Only Way Is Essex 'star' Maria Fowler has apologised for using the term "half-breed" to X Factor star Marcus Collins, but insists that it was the singer who was out of order on the night that they clashed.
The axed reality wannabe has given an interview to the Daily Star admitted that she used the term "half-breed" against the actor, but denies calling him a "f***ing queer c***".
Maria has also told Heat magazine that Marcus was aggressive towards her on the night that they met in Liverpool last week and it left her "scared".
"He was shouting at me, all sweaty and up in my face. 'Why are you calling me 'big time' on Twitter? Why are you f**king saying that?'," she said.
"I was scared, it was intimidating. I think he'd been drinking. Then he said, 'I don't know who you are, you're nobody, you've got fake hair, fake t*ts and fake teeth. You look like a f**king horse'."
Maria also added: "It doesn't matter who I am, he shouldn't be rude to anyone who asks for a picture."
The former model has hit back at Marcus' claims that she was racist and homophobic, and says that she wants to take legal action against him.
"He didn't claim anything like that to my face," she recalled. "And I was with three gay guys that night. I feel like suing him, because I'm not racist or homophobic. Marcus is the rudest person I've ever met and he's an idiot.
"It seems like fame has gone to his head. He's from a reality show as well, and at least I was on three series of mine."
The night that sparked the war of words...