Alex Reid has demanded an apology from The Only Way Is Essex star Chantelle Houghton in an interview.
The Reidinator, 36, is furious after Joey claimed that his fiancé "used to get about a bit" when playing snog, marry avoid with a journalist from Fabulous.
Joey, 21, was given the choice of Denise Van Outen, Stacey Solomon and Chantelle - and opted to marry DVO, snog Stacey and avoid Chantelle.
He said: "[Denise] is well fit. How old is she? She's gorgeous. Well I'm marry her, snog Stacey thingy and avoid Chantelle. She used to get about a bit, didn't she?"
Cage fighter Alex didn't see the funny side of what was probably intended as a light-hearted interview though - and he took to Twitter to challenge Joey.
He said: "@JoeyEssex_ thought we were friendly,guess not after ur (sic) salacious defamatory comment in Sun bout @chantellehought. I expect an apology"
Although Joey has been on Twitter since Alex's message he has made no reply.