TOWIE star banned from show after drug tape leaked

The Only Way is Essex star Mario Falcone has been temporarily axed from the show after a drug video was leaked.

The footage is said to show someone who looks very like Mario snorting cocaine on a night out with pals in Essex.

The TOWIE cast and crew are currently in Spain filming scenes for the forthcoming twelfth series of the reality show.

But Mario has been ordered to stay away while his TV bosses carry out an investigation into the tape.

The reality TV star was previously in hot water following a brawl with a group of young boys after they reportedly made nasty comments about his then fiancée, former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh.

Mario was cautioned by police after grabbing an 11-year-old boy by the neck.

This is NOT good news for the TOWIE star!