Jamie Laing has spoken about the moment he discovered that his close friend Oliver Proudlock and his ex-girlfriend Lucy Watson had had secret liaisons off set.
The Made in Chelsea star was told of their romance while the group were filming a spin-off series in New York City.
"I mean, what the hell?" Jamie, 25, told HELLO! Online. "I had no idea about Lucy and Proudlock. I found out last out of everyone. It sucked."
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Jamie Laing and Lucy Watson previously dated on the show
The Candy Kittens co-founder – who has declared his love for Lucy on various occasions and also been linked to co-stars Louise Thompson, Binky Felstead and Tara Keeney among others – admitted that when it came to love interests, he put his male friends first.
"It still hurts, but you can't lose buddies over girls so you just have to suck it up," said Jamie. "I mean, everyone fighting over the same people, it gets exhausting. But it's the world we live in. It's that bubble that we live in. Whenever you meet someone new, someone else knows the girl – it's just how it works.
"But I've known Proudlock since I was 14 years old. I know that boy down to a tee. I've lived with him for the past three years and it's great. We have our arguments but we get on and I love the kid to bits."
Lucy Watson and Oliver Proudlock had a secret liaison off set
In the new trailer for Made in Chelsea series eight, which airs on Monday 13 October, Proudlock seemed to imply that his and Lucy's romance could be getting serious.
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"This thing with Lucy, is that a one-off?" asked co-star Alex Mytton, to which Proudlock replied, "Mate, I mean, who knows?"
While Jamie was also filmed asking for no more lies between his "bois", the McVitie's heir revealed that the new series would deliver the usual heavy dose of drama and scandals.
"Some close friends have big falling outs – things that might not be fixable," said Jamie. "There's a lot of very upsetting drama for certain people and hard-hitting moments that just suck."
McVitie's heir Jamie Laing is co-founder of sweet and fashion brand Candy Kittens
Speaking about the New York rivalry between his co-stars Spencer Matthews and Stevie Johnson, he added: "I mean, Stevie. I never realised he was a player. For some reason in New York he was being a player. It was quite funny though. I just think he should be himself.
"Spencer is Spencer and it's very rare to find a person like him and Stevie's just not that at all. He should just be the nice boy that he is."
Jamie's confectionary and fashion brand Candy Kittens will be hosting a pop-up van at Westfield Shepherd's Bush, London for Halloween.