Pete Wicks has reportedly been sent home from Marbella after an explosive row with Megan McKenna.

Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks

Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks

The 26-year-old 'The Only Way Is Essex' star - who has been dating his 24-year-old co-star for six months - has recently been filming the new season on 'The Only Way is Marbs' in the sunny climate, but after a heated row with Megan over him sending suggestive messages to his ex-girlfriend Jacqui Ryland whilst on holiday with Megan in Barcelona, producers have decided to put him on the next flight back to Essex.

A source told The Sun Online: "Pete was due to stay on till the end of filming in Marbella as he is one of the main cast.

"But he is being sent home early."

And it is believed the feud between the couple has caused "tension" on set, which will feature in a two-part special on ITVBe in upcoming weeks.

The source added: "There is so much drama on set right now and they are hoping this will ease the tension."

And fellow cast members have taken to social media to describe the uncomfortable atmosphere.

James 'Arg' Argent tweeted: "All hells broke loose in this gaff!!! Get me back to #Essex #marbs. (sic)."

This news comes after the 30-year-old former lover of the tattooed hunk revealed text messages exchanged between the pair, which sees Pete question his future with Jacqui if he was single and suggestions he would break up with Megan after their "boring" holiday to Barcelona.

Although the former 'Ex On The Beach' star - who is known for her hot temper - had remained quite quiet about the matter, she has recently retweeted a comment made about Jacqui describing her as "the worst girl", and has slammed the mother of three for her actions.

Speaking about Jacqui on Twitter on Saturday (01.10.16), Megan said: "That b***h had enough press off me for the day (sic)."