Mario Lorenzo Falcone (born 21 February 1988) is an English television personality. He is best known for starring as himself in the ITV2 semi-reality programme The Only Way Is Essex.[3][4]

The Only Way Is Essex

Falcone made his debut appearance on The Only Way Is Essex during the third series in 2011 and stayed until the fifteenth series.[5] He was suspended for promoting slimming pills on social media.[6]

Celebrity Big Brother

On 22 August 2013, Falcone entered the Celebrity Big Brother house, competing in the twelfth series.[7] He was the third TOWIE cast member to appear on the show, following Amy Childs in 2011 and Kirk Norcross in 2012. On 13 September, he finished fifth[8] and left the house with fellow housemate and sixth place Vicky Entwistle.

Personal life

Falcone is half-Italian.[9][10] He is the brother of author Giovanna Fletcher, who is the wife of McFly's Tom Fletcher.[2] Falcone was previously engaged to Lucy Mecklenburgh; they split in 2012.[2] Mario is currently engaged to girlfriend Becky Miesner after he proposed on a holiday in Santorini in June 2017.


2011–presentThe Only Way Is EssexHimselfCast member
2012Loose WomenHimselfGuest, 1 episode
2013Celebrity Big BrotherHimselfSeries 12 housemate
2013, 2014Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the SideHimselfSeries 12 housemate, Series 13 guest