The Only Way Is Embassy For Lucy And Mario
TOWIE stars reportedly had heart-to-heart as they got US visas...
The couple, who split up earlier this year, are claimed by Lucy in her New magazine column to have met up at the US Embassy in London, of all places.
She wrote: "I walked in, and to my shock Mario was there, four days before the final of CBB! The show's producers had agreed beforehand to let him out to get his visa.
"We had a chat for a little while, which was nice. I told him he was doing really well in the house and that he should be proud of himself, and he asked if I'd had a nice holiday."
The visas were needed for the TOWIE cast's planned trip to Las Vegas for a special episode.
Lucy continued: "He said he'd had a lot of time to think about things and me while he'd been in there... I was with him for a long time and I lived with him - and of course I still care about him - so I'd really like it if we can stay friends."
A spokesperson for Celebrity Big Brother confirmed that Mario had been allowed out to get his visa.
"Mario had a pre-arranged appointment with the American Embassy.
"He left the house for a few hours and was accompanied by a member of staff throughout and had no contact with members of the public."