The Only Way Is Essex legend Lydia Bright has called for Myles Barnett to give up on his quest to win back ex-girlfriend Courtney Green.
The pair broke up on the current series of the Essex based reality show after Myles had cheated on Green, and since then he’s been trying to win her back.
Lydia, who hasn’t appeared on the programme since 2016, drew comparisons with the situation after she was cheated on by former partner James Argent on the show.
Talking to talkRADIO’s Johnny Seifert, she said: “I hate watching this whole Myles and Courtney drama thing. It’s quite sad watching that because I went through all of that.
“Obviously you’re going through a really tough time and you’re having to share that with the world, and when you’re going through a hard time, the majority of the time you want to run into a shell like a hermit crab and not come out.”
When asked about whether the pair would get back together, Bright suggested Barnett should just “let her be” and that “the damage was done”.
“I think for Myles the damage is really done. But he's obviously wanting to make amends with her, but I do think the damage is done and he should let her be,” she said.
“Courtney just needs to stay strong really. It's hard to watch and it's sad as well because everything she's said on the show about how she doesn't feel herself any more, I think us as viewers, we have seen that as well so it's quite sad.
“We want her to bright and bubbly and the character she used to be. So I'm hoping that's going to come. Give her time.”
The Island with Bear Grylls and 5 Star Hotel star was quizzed about whether she would ever make a return to the show, admitting that she feels like she doesn’t know where she “would slot in now.”
“I don’t think I would now because I think I’ve evolved as a person. I’m getting to the age now where I’m maturing - I’m growing up.
“TOWIE was very good for me when I was young, my whole storyline and really my whole life on TOWIE was my up and down relationship with James (Argent). But now I’m in a relationship with the person that I’m with - who wouldn’t want to be on TV - and I’m settled.
“I don’t know where I would slot in now. I’m not going to go back there and have a love interest, which is what is great for TOWIE, a love interest.
“Also, the cast members have changed so much, that I don’t know three quarters of them, so I think it would be hard for me to slot in because there’s not natural relationships with most of the people.”
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