JAMES Jordan has revealed that Caroline Flack privately messaged him asking him to stop slamming Love Island star Anna Vakili.
The former Strictly pro and Love Island host had a public spat last week after he branded the pharmacist ‘nasty’ – and despite getting a dressing down, James has refused to back down.
Speaking to The Sun Online at the Celebrity Cup, he explained: “You know what I am actually really good friends with Caroline. We have always got on.
“She actually DMd me and she said she loved me and I said I understand you are going to protect the people.”
He added: “I have a lot of respect for her and we have got on for many years since she did Strictly. But I understand she's got a duty of care to the Islanders.”
James – who was playing for Team England in the tournament as the Celtic Manor resort – continued: “It’s a fact Anna is nasty. It's not a question, it’s a fact. What I put on Twitter is factual.”
The Dancing On Ice champ first hit out at Anna after she ranted at Michael when he dumped Amber on the ITV 2 show.
He tweeted at the time: “Anna is one nasty piece of work. At least the mean girls don’t have so much power in the villa anymore.”
Host Caroline quickly replied, “She’s not nasty.”
“That’s how she came across babe,” James responded. “But I also remember the way she was also nasty to Danny….. only commenting on what I see. I’m not that keen, sorry.”
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“It’s an extreme statement .. for her to come out and see … were better than that,” the TV star said. “I like to protect my Islanders… Love you tho as always.”
James was joined by his wife Ola at the star-studded golf tournament, which also saw Brian McFadden, James Nesbitt, Jenni Falconer, Keith Duffy and Peter Jones play.
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