Lucy Mecklenburgh imposes sex ban

Lucy Mecklenburgh is unlikely to be using condoms in the near future after imposing a sex ban on herself.

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, a close friend of the celebrity - a star of the reality TV hit The Only Way is Essex (Towie) - revealed the 21-year-old will not be getting amorous with another man any time soon after her recent split from fellow Towie cast member Mario Falcone.

The separation came after revelations that Falcone had cheated on his then-partner with a mystery woman - and Mecklenburgh has told pals she now wants to spend time alone before getting back into the dating game.

According to the source, jumping into another relationship is the last thing Mecklenburgh needs at the moment, adding: "She's moving on and although she is very flattered to be asked out on dates, she's decided that she wants to be by herself for the next few months."