Nadia Essex has been suspended from 'Dating Show Live' following claims she was found using fake accounts to troll people online.

Nadia Essex

Nadia Essex

The relationship expert has been pulled from the upcoming live event after the allegations emerged, and the show's creator Angela Watson was "shocked" to see the claims, which led to her being cut from 'Celebs Go Dating' after two years on the programme.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I'm shocked at what I have read in the paper today, I really thought she is/ was a lovely girl.

"Actually I'll go one step further - I'm horrified that she has allegedly been found out setting up fake social media accounts to troll people, it's unacceptable behaviour.

"I don't know all the facts as her management have told me they no longer represent her by text and won't speak to me about the situation.

"I'm hoping this is untrue and there is a reason behind this, so we can stand by her, but if this is true then we won't stand for this kind of bullying and trolling behaviour, so I have to say from this moment until proved otherwise Lady Nadia is no longer involved with our event."

A spokeswoman for 'Celebs Go Dating' confirmed her absence, stating: "Nadia has been suspended following improper use of social media."

While filming for the new series of 'Celebs Go Dating' - which features Olivia Attwood, Eyal Booker, Alik Alfus and TOWIE's Chloe Sims - kicked off a few weeks ago, bosses are now on a frantic hunt to find a replacement dating expert.

Nadia's suspension comes just weeks after new agent Paul Carrick Brunson was pulled in as Eden Blackman's replacement following his decision to quit this year.

Nadia and Eden had reportedly been feuding behind the scenes on the last series, and she implied that bosses should axe him earlier this year.

She said at the time: "I think now there's an opportunity to look at what works, and what maybe doesn't and refresh it.

"In terms of going into the next series, we could make it something that's phenomenal."