Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson apologises for catty remarks about Nicola Hughes
Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson has apologised to Nicola Hughes for calling her "fame hungry" when they first met.
Nicola, a model from Sandyford, made her debut on the E4 reality show in 2015 as a supporting character thanks to her romance with boyfriend Alex Mytton, whom she has been dating for nearly two years.
And during a recent trip to Ireland, Louise, who is one of the most popular characters on the show, said: "I thought her intentions were wrong at the beginning, that she was really up for being on the show and moving to London maybe for the wrong reasons - that she just wanted to be famous."
But she said after recently spending time together, she regrets making the comments.
"We han out together now, I've become closer to her," she told the Irish Daily Star. "The last time I was in Ireland, I said some not very nice things about her and I'd like to clear that up.
"We've gone beyond that. I didn't really respect our relationship, but now I think she's a really, really sweet girl."
Nicola and Alex's turbulent romance has played out on the small screen as they have regularly spoken about taking breaks on air, but look rock solid on their respective social media feeds.
They met in the Naas Court Hotel in Co Kildare in 2014 and Nicola previously told Life magazine she doesn't see her future on the hit show.
"What? Be on Made In Chelsea for the rest of my life! No! I'll never be a massive role in the show because I'm not 'made in Chelsea'. So the reason I joined the show was more to support him [Alex], because it was based on his life. It is based on what is going on for him," she explained.
"He is the main character in the show, along with a few others. So I was part of his life at the time, so they brought me in, to introduce me as his girlfriend. We filmed a bit together and now we're back filming. I come in and out. I'm not a massive character.
"Made In Chelsea won't, I don't think, be long-term for me, because I'm from Ireland. It's based on the lives of these Chelsea kids. I can come in and out."