07/03/2013 07:19 GMT | Updated 07/03/2013 07:51 GMT

Chantelle Houghton In Twitter Spat With TOWIE's Bobby Norris Over His 'Gayby' Adoption Plans

Chantelle Houghton and Bobby Norris are not two people we ever thought would be teaching us new words but that's exactly what's happened as a result of a Twitter spat between the two *checks notes* reality 'stars'.

If we'd bothered to tune into the latest series of 'TOWIE' (yes, yes, we know, unforgivable) we'd know alllllll about the term 'gayby' by now (definition: a baby adopted by a gay man. Genius) but it took a feud between Chantelle and TOWIE's gay-in-residence Bobby to enlighten us of this new entry into the Essex vernacular.

Chantelle Houghton. Not a fan of Bobby Norris (or the term 'gayby')

It all kicked off after Bobby told 'TOWIE' pal Gemma Collins that he wanted to adopt a 'gayby' during a recent episode of 'The Only Way Is Essex' - a phrase that Chantelle (previously of Alex Reid 'fame') took exception to in her column for new! magazine.

"I was gobsmacked that TOWIE's Bobby Norris has said he wants a 'gayby'," she phoned in wrote.

"I'm not against gay men being fathers, but it sounds to me that he wants a new accessory rather than a baby that needs love and attention 24/7," she added.

Sound the Twitter spat klaxon!

You first Bobby.

"Hugely disappointed with @chantellehought comments in @new_magazine this week #judgemental," he tweeted.

Over to you Chantelle.

"Yes I will judge u its plain wrong to call a baby a gayby. Could u explain what a gayby actually is please?"


"It's quite obviously a play on words Chantelle #calmdown."

It seems the penny then dropped for Chantelle who then tried to patch things up, tweeting: "@BobbyCNorris @new_magazine good luck to you just didn't agree with calling a baby a gayby. X."

Aaaaaand, relax.


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