Ferne McCann says she ‘knows who is behind voice notes leak’
Former TOWIE star Ferne McCann has used her reality series First Time Mum to address last year's voice note scandal, which saw an anonymous Instagram user leak a number of voice messages alleged to be from Ferne.
In the leaked messages Ferne, 32, could be heard making disparaging remarks about a number of people, including her former pals Sam Faiers and Billie Shepherd.
In tonight's episode, the reality star is seen crying as she says she is "ashamed" of what she said in the voice notes, and explained that they had been sent a number of years ago, during a falling out with former friend Sam.
Ferne has also said that she believes she knows who is behind the leaked messages, adding that when they appeared online she instantly recalled who she had sent them to.
She also claimed that a number of the messages had been edited, which she says was done to "destroy [Ferne] and inflict as much damage as possible."
"There's only one person I know who would want to inflict this much pain and damage – they destroyed me," she added.
The Instagram account that posted the voice notes originally used the name @lucymay195 but was then deleted after Ferne reported the account to the police.
The anonymous individual later returned to the app with the name @ladywhistledown195, in a nod to the fictional whistleblower in the hit Netflix series, Bridgerton.
Ferne had previously remained silent about the scandal while the police investigation took place, but she is now speaking out about it, both in the new series of First Time Mum and on an episode of This Morning.
On This Morning today, Ferne said: "It definitely wasn't my finest hour, and it definitely was a very difficult time in my life when those voice notes were leaked.
"I do need to take this opportunity to publicly apologise again to those affected. Obviously the words that I used were unpleasant and I have reached out privately to those people."
Ferne added: "It's very difficult because I would love to sit here with you guys and my followers to share exactly what went on. But it's now part of a criminal investigation so I can't do that."
Ferne added that she was "grateful" for her ITVBe show Ferne McCann: First Time Mum as it was a "lifeline" for her during the difficult moments, saying: "You do find that when you're open, you just get such an influx of people reaching out."
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