FUMING Dan Edgar threatened to pull out of Towie filming after Ella Rae Wise sensationally accused him of inappropriate touching, The Sun can reveal.
Producers were forced to talk him down and soothe tensions on set after Dan was left reeling amid Ella Rae's shock claims.
A source revealed Dan, 32 – who has been dating co-star Amber Turner since 2017 – "was furious and refusing to film yesterday."
They added: "He was kicking off and saying he didn't want to be a part of the final episode.
"Producers were pulling out all the stops and trying to talk him into it for hours but the whole thing was chaos.
"In the end, he relented and filmed scenes but he wasn't happy and was dragging his heels over it."
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Another source of the show added: "Dan put his hands around Ella's waist while they were in a club – nothing more."
Ella, 22, released a statement this week saying Dan's behaviour towards her was "not OK".
She was forced to clarify comments she made in a recent interview in which she alleged her older co-star was "inappropriate," claiming he had touched her waist and held her hand.
Her statement read: "I want to make it clear that Dan Edgar did not touch me inappropriately without my consent.
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"What I did mean was that I think how he has acted towards me while having a girlfriend is not OK.
"No boyfriend should hold someone's hand or put their hands around another girl's waist while in a relationship.
"This is a story you will see covered in the upcoming series of Towie where you will see both sides of the story from Dan and myself."
When contacted for comment, Towie confirmed Dan did film for the final show.
Ella told The Sun at Towie’s season 30 premiere she thinks that Dan would “like” to date her.
When The Sun asked her who she was dating, pal Dani Imbert joked: “Hopefully not Dan Edgar."
And Ella replied: “As much as he’d love that.”
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