Ferne McCann’s acid thrower ex Arthur Collins ‘finds love behind bars with Take Me Out star’

Ferne McCann’s imprisoned acid attacker ex Arthur Collins ‘finds love behind bars with Take Me Out participant’

  • Arthur, 29, was convicted of GBH and ABH against 14 people in 2017 after spraying partygoers with acid and jailed for 20 years
  • Despite being behind bars in Woodhill Jail in Milton Keynes, the convict has reportedly entered into a romance with reality star Gemma Elliott, 29.










Ferne McCann’s imprisoned ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins has reportedly found love with a Take Me Out contestant.

Arthur, 29, is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence in Woodhill Jail, Milton Keynes, after carrying out an acid attack on a London nightclub in 2017 in which 16 people suffered chemical burns and three people were temporarily blinded.

But according to a new report, this has not prevented him from initiating a new relationship with dating show star Gemma Elliott, 29, whom he is said to have known for several years.

New relationship: Ferne McCann's imprisoned ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins has reportedly found love behind bars with a Take Me Out contestant Gemma Elliott

New relationship: Ferne McCann’s imprisoned ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins has reportedly found love behind bars with a Take Me Out contestant Gemma Elliott

Mother-of-one Ferne, 31, dumped Arthur, who she has a four-year-old daughter with on Sunday, after being told he had thrown acid over a nightclub in East London.

Sources told The Sun that Arthur and Gemma are ‘officially a couple’ despite his two decades in prison.

Several days before Christmas, Northern Ireland native Gemma shared a photo of the couple before he was jailed, tagging an account believed to belong to Arthur with two hearts.

Past: Mother-of-one Ferne, 31, dumped Arthur, who she has a four-year-old daughter with on Sunday, after finding out he had thrown acid over a nightclub in East London

Past: Mother-of-one Ferne, 31, dumped Arthur, who she has a four-year-old daughter with on Sunday, after finding out he had thrown acid over a nightclub in East London

A comment written by the aforementioned profile read ‘My Girl ❤️❤️❤️❤️’, to which Gemma replied ‘love u ❤️’.

The source told the publication: ‘Arthur may be beaten up, but that has not stopped him from talking sweetly about her from within. They became romantic last year and are officially a couple. ‘

As reported by The Sun, Woodhill chiefs ordered a search of Arthur’s cell after hearing about the posts, but no phone was found.

It is not known if he has access to a phone or if anyone is active in the account on his behalf.

MailOnline has contacted Woodhill Prison for a comment.

Old friend: Being behind bars has not stopped Arthur from starting a new relationship with dating show star Gemma, 29, whom he is said to have known for several years

Old friend: Being behind bars has not stopped Arthur from starting a new relationship with dating show star Gemma, 29, whom he is said to have known for several years

Hard times: Ferne was pregnant with her daughter on Sunday when then-boyfriend Arthur threw corrosive acid over a crowd on the dance floor at Mangle E8 in Dalston in April 2017, within weeks of their announcement of pregnancy

Hard times: Ferne was pregnant with her daughter on Sunday when then-boyfriend Arthur threw corrosive acid over a crowd on the dance floor at Mangle E8 in Dalston in April 2017, within weeks of their announcement of pregnancy

Ferne was pregnant with her daughter on Sunday when then-boyfriend Arthur threw corrosive acid over a crowd on the dance floor at Mangle E8 in Dalston in April 2017, within weeks of their announcement of pregnancy.

Last year, the former TOWIE star admitted that she has previously ‘struggled to get along’ with being a single parent, as she reflected on the challenges she has faced in raising a child on her own.

Ferne said: ‘I guess I was one of those people who could have had a misunderstanding about single parenting because I did not want to be called single parent when I was pregnant.

‘I would not be stamped with it, for I had not come to terms with the fact that I should be a single parent yet. Until I started living and being that, that was when I felt really proud.

Ferne remembered making a ‘360 overnight’ when she elaborated: ‘Now I’m fine with being called a single parent because the fact is that I am. The misconception is not that you have failed, but of course you do not plan to be a single parent – even though I know some do. ‘

Doting: Last year, the former TOWIE star admitted that she previously 'struggled to get along' with being a single parent, as she reflected on the challenges she has faced in raising a child on her own.

Doting: Last year, the former TOWIE star admitted that she previously ‘struggled to get along’ with being a single parent, as she reflected on the challenges she has faced in raising a child on her own.

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