There is trouble in paradise for reality star Mario Falcone. A spokesperson for The Only Way is Essex says that he is being banned from the show for the time being.

"Mario will not be taking part in filming in Marbella while this matter is looked into," the spokesperson told website Digital Spy. 

According to The Sun, a video has emerged of the 26-year-old allegedly "snorting cocaine". A source told the newspaper: "He just started snorting this stuff in front of everyone. No one could believe their eyes.

“He’s become an important part of the show in the last three years but the show doesn’t make exceptions for anyone when it comes to drugs. He should know that."

A friend of Giovanna Fletcher's brother said: “He knows he’s been a silly boy. He does regret his actions and is sorry. It’s now up to the show chiefs whether or not he gets suspended or gets the sack.”

Elliott Wright, the cousin of former star Mark Wright, has also spoken out. He told The Sun: "From my point of view you do have to be careful. You make choices. You have to be careful what you say and what you do.”