Myles Barnett was reportedly pulled away from Jon Clark as the pair filmed scenes for TOWIE after learning his friend was behind the rumours he had cheated on Courtney Green.
The pair were involved in a heated discussion that soon threatened to turn violent, so was put to a halt, reports The Sun.
The reports come shortly after Myles and Courtney called it quits on their relationship after a year together.
A TV source told The Sun: 'The pair tried to talk things out when Myles confronted him after hearing Jon was the one who started the rumour about him cheating on Courtney. But it got more and more heated.
'They had to be separated as they squared up to each other and it looked like it was going to kick off.
'Luckily no punches were thrown.'
MailOnline has contacted a TOWIE spokesperson for comment.
Stuck in the middle: The pair
were said to be arguing over Courtney Green, who called it quits on her
relationship with Myles after a year together amid cheating rumours
Myles and Courtney's love story began
before joining TOWIE in 2016 yet the following year when they joined the
show, viewers watched their romance unfold, with the brunette beauty
asking the hunk to go official with a teddy bear.
They soon fell out when he discovered she was texting her ex and acting like 'a psycho' - yet their reconciliation came shortly after.
Myles' fractious relationship with Courtney's best friend Chloe Meadows also caused strife, with the duo locked in bitter rows over his treatment of Courtney.
It's over: Myles and Courtney's
love story began before joining TOWIE in 2016 yet the following year
when they joined the show, viewers watched their romance unfold and then
Chloe and Myles' romance
has been plagued with strife ever since he was accused of mentally
abusing the starlet when he branded her a 'f**king s**g' and a 'dirty
dog' due to an alleged flirtation with new boy Jordan Wright.
Following the split, Courtney was filmed tearfully explained the reason for their break-up with her pals Amber Turner, Chloe Lewis and Yazmin Oukhellou.
Courtney shared: 'I was just so unhappy. In the whole relationship I was so worried the whole time about making him happy that I forgot about myself.
'And I've realised that I wasn't happy, cos I was so much concentrating on him.'
Shocking: Chloe and Myles' romance has been plagued with strife ever since he was accused of mentally abusing the starlet when he branded her a 'f**king s**g' and a 'dirty dog'