TOWIE’s Yaz Oukhellou defends James ‘Lockie’ Lock over aggressive on-screen outburst
The Only Way Is Essex star Yazmin Oukhellou has defended her boyfriend James ‘Lockie’ Lock, following his shocking outburst in the series 22 premiere.
Last week’s opening episode saw Lockie call Yaz a “spoiled f**king brat” during an explosive trip to Barcelona.
Lockie’s words came after Chloe Lewis and Chloe Meadows pulled the Essex lad up on the rude way he speaks to his girlfriend. However, Lockie was having none of it and sharply accused his other half of “playing the victim”.
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TOWIE fans were left shocked by Lockie’s aggressive outburst, but Yaz has now insisted that it was merely a “blip moment”.
Opening up about the spat, Yaz told OK! Magazine: “It was upsetting to watch.
“I don’t excuse his behaviour and if he ever behaved like that again I’d be gone.
“I love James dearly and I know that was just a blip moment.
“If I was some weak woman who was allowing her boyfriend to speak like that I would just excuse it and say it’s alright. It’s not okay and if he was to do it again I wouldn’t stand for it.”
Yaz added: “It was also upsetting because people were saying that I should be a role model to young girls in abusive relationships.
“I have been in a previous relationship which I don’t think was healthy before where I needed counselling – I know the signs and James is not doing that to me. For all these people to be saying very extreme comments is a little bit much.”
The Only Way Is Essex continues Sunday at 9pm on ITVBe.
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