Olivia Attwood EXCLUSIVE 'I'm not a bully!': TOWIE star defends her 'opinionated' persona and insists she called Courtney Green a GOAT not a pig during explosive row
Olivia Attwood has defended her 'opinionated' persona and claimed she 'didn't intend' to throw olives at Courtney Green following a drunken row in Marbella on Monday evening.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the TV personality, 28, insisted her feud with Courtney, 24, was sparked when she 'liked' tweets which branded Olivia a 'bully', and tension between the pair grew when she joined The Only Way Is Essex earlier this month.
The former Love Island star admitted she doesn't regret calling the former PA a goat 'because she has little legs', but feels 'annoyed' about failing to control her temper during the furious argument.
Explosive: Olivia Attwood has defended her 'opinionated' persona and claimed she 'didn't intend' to throw olives at Courtney Green after a row in Marbella on Monday evening (pictured)
Olivia - who is currently filming The Only Way Is Essex with her castmembers in Spain - shed light on the reason behind her bitter relationship with the brunette: 'There's a been a lot of drama between me and Courtney and Chloe [Meadows] since I've joined.
'I just feel like they don't like me at all. There was some 'agg' after Sunday night's episode after Pete [Wicks] and I were branded bullies.
'Bully for me is such a big word. It is such a sensitive conversation. I noticed they were retweeting and liking comments on social media that I was a bully and that really annoyed me.
'I am a lot of things but I am not a bully. It is not bullying to have an opinion, they are too different things.'
Rival: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the TV personality, 28, insisted her feud with Courtney, 24, was sparked when she 'liked' tweets which branded Olivia a 'bully'
Candid: The former Love Island star admitted she doesn't regret calling the former PA a goat 'because she has little legs', but feels 'annoyed' about failing to control her temper
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'They don't like me at all': Olivia shed light on the reason behind her bitter relationship with the brunette and her pal Chloe Meadows
Onlookers revealed to MailOnline that the former grid girl had been drinking all day with the dramatic scenario beginning with a producers meeting, where she was spotted getting cosy with close pal Pete, 30.
After Courtney called the blonde 'trashy', the Surrey native admitted she threw olives over to her direction but didn't intend on attacking her co-star - insisting the fruit would have 'hit her straight in the forehead' due to Olivia's 'good aim'.
She added: 'Courtney called me trash and I'm not having anyone talk to me like that. I was really offended.
'The next thing I know I've thrown some olives over but I didn't throw them at her because if I had meant to they would have hit her straight in the forehead because I'm a good aim. That wasn't my intention.
Boozy: Onlookers revealed the former grid girl had been drinking all day with the dramatic scenario and was spotted getting cosy with close pal Pete Wicks, 30 (pictured left)
In good company: The TV star is currently filming The Only Way Is Essex with her castmembers in Spain (pictured with James Lock)
'I don't know who wouldn't react to being called trashy. It is a horrible insult. How dare she? I don't know what she has done with her life to call me trashy.
'Yes I am a bit rough around the edges but I would prefer to be rough around the edges than dull as dish waster like Courtney.'
Olivia also hit back at claims she called Courtney 'a pig', and instead branded her a 'goat'.
'I did not call her a pig. I did call her a goat because she has little legs. I would not call her a pig', she explained.
The outspoken star went on to highlight the difference between victimisation and bullying.
'We are supposed to have opinions about each other. That isn't the same as victimising someone and bullying them. TOWIE doesn't condone any bullying at all either. It is disgusting that they have tried to compare the two', she said.
The glamour model has stood behind her comments against Courtney, but confessed she has a 'bad temper'.
She detailed: 'I have a bad temper. It is my weak spot and I don't like it. I don't regret what I've said. I was annoyed I let her antagonise me.
Uh oh: In her debut episode on the show, Olivia was described as 'TV gold' as she screamed at former secretary Chloe, 26, over their mutual pal Shelby Tribble's loyalties
'I rather be rough than dull': Reflecting on her feuds, she has claimed the reason behind Courtney and Chloe's distaste towards her is down to jealousy
'I wish I could control my temper but at the same time I love that I am outspoken and opinionated. I would prefer to be opinionated than a dull wet blanket.'
Olivia soared to fame on Love Island in 2017 however her sassy attitude has now landed her a recurring role on TOWIE, where she has entered the cast as the best friend of Shelby Tribble and Clelia Theodorou.
After the show returned with its 25th season earlier this month, she has become locked in a host of arguments.
Reflecting on her feuds, the TV star has claimed the reason behind Courtney and Chloe's distaste towards her is down to jealousy.
She explained: 'I think Courtney and Chloe are a little jealous of me coming in. They never warmed to me from the start. They are the only two who have had their back up with me. They are the only two off camera who have been cold with me.
'I've always felt they didn't like me. They have been off with me from the start. I think they try to act mature but their mental age is very young. I don't think they are honest or upfront and I can't deal with that.'
In her debut episode, Olivia was described as 'TV gold' as she screamed at former secretary Chloe, 26, over their mutual pal Shelby's loyalties.
On garnering attention from fans, she said: 'I am new to the show but I am here to be myself and not shy away from that.No one is being bullied. It is accelerated reality. If you can't handle it you're on the wrong show.'
'I was annoyed I let her antagonise me': The glamour model has stood behind her comments against Courtney, but confessed she has a 'bad temper'
Following the heated argument this week, the social media sensation received a warning from producers.
'I did get told off. It wasn't anything major but it was flagged and I got a telling off', she said.
'I am not a bully. I am opinionated but there's a big difference. TOWIE does not condone bullying at all. All the cast are made fully aware of that and that's something I would never do.'
'I did get told off, TOWIE doesn't condone bullying': Following the heated argument this week, the social media sensation received a warning from producers