Sophie Kasaei has spoken out about the moment Charlotte Crosby quit Geordie Shore for good after an explosive row with Marnie Simpson.
The reality star, 34, – who is Marnie’s cousin and Charlotte’s best friend – admitted things are still ‘raw’ between certain cast members as she discussed the upcoming 24th series, which takes place in Cyprus.
Charlotte, 33, quit the show after getting into an argument with Marnie, 31, over a high chair.
The pair have since unfollowed one another on social media and reportedly haven’t spoken since after things got heated during filming.
Sophie said: ‘When Charlotte got upset and left, me and Holly [Hagan] tried everything to keep her there.’
Sophie Kasaei has spoken out about the moment Charlotte Crosby quit Geordie Shore for good after an explosive row with Marnie Simpson (pictured: Sophie and Charlotte)
Charlotte, 33, quit the show after getting into an argument with Marnie (pictured), 31, over a high chair
Sophie continued in her interview with OK! Magazine: ‘And then obviously Marnie is upset, and I want to go up to Marnie, too. Being in the middle, you want to be really fair and you don’t want to take sides. You just want everyone to get on.’
The reality TV star added the whole thing was ‘really tough’ and it’s ‘a shame’ things ended up the way they did.
Sophie went on: ‘It’s still obviously really raw. And they’ve got to watch it and go through it all again, which isn’t going to be nice.’
She insisted ‘there’s going to be that one day where they’re going to have to be in the same room as each other,’ adding: ‘Who knows what’ll happen?’
Sophie’s comments come after Charlotte got emotional in August as she announced she had quit the show.
The mother-of-one shot to fame on the first series of the MTV show in 2011 and stayed until 2016, before returning in 2022.
Charlotte – who shares 14-month-old daughter Alba with fiancé Jake Ankers – previously revealed filming the latest series went ‘so terribly wrong,’ and said she can’t bear to watch the new episodes.
The star flew home from Cyprus early after filming the show for just two days last year, and she was left ‘sad, paranoid and anxious’ about the after-effects of her exit.
Charlotte – who shares 14-month-old daughter Alba with fiancé Jake Ankers – previously revealed filming the latest series went ‘so terribly wrong’
Marnie, who is a mother-of-two to Oax and Rox, clashed with Charlotte over a high chair. The row was so fiery Charlotte quit the show for good (pictured with husband Casey Johnson)
Speaking on her Always On podcast, Charlotte said: ‘It just ended up going so terribly wrong. I don’t know why but the whole series, I later discovered, was a bit weird. I didn’t expect it to go the way that it did, and for that reason I am sad.
‘I’m sad for loads of reasons. I’m sad that I took Alba and Jake, my family, into a show that I loved so much and it went so badly wrong.
‘I feel like I could cry talking about it. I felt an immense amount of guilt for not knowing better. I just thought we were going to have such a good time.
‘We didn’t not. We did have some good times. Listen, it was fun. I was only in there for two days, but we had some lovely times in quarantine.
‘There was a silly argument, over a high chair of all things, that escalated. And I just left. I just needed to get out of that environment. I’d never raised my voice in front of Alba ever, and I did in this argument, and I was like, “Oh God, I feel absolutely terrible.” I’ve never gotten that angry and wound up.’
Becoming emotional, she said: ‘As a mam, you feel so guilty. I was riddled with guilt. I felt anxious, I felt guilty. I think in the weeks I came out of the show I just felt awful. I was so worried.
‘Had I made a bad decision going in there with my family? I was worried about what everyone was going to be saying about me that I’d left. After that, it all just got worse.’
Charlotte admitted she can’t bear to watch the new series: ‘If I’m honest, I don’t think I will watch the show, because I’m that anxious about it,’ but insisted at the time: ‘The moral of the story is, I haven’t fell out with anyone really. I don’t have any ill feelings towards anyone.
‘There was just a silly argument. I still very much love them all dearly. You’ll just have to watch. It just fills us full of dread. I don’t even know why.’
The 24th series of Geordie Shore airs on Tuesday 9 January exclusively on Paramount+ UK and MTV UK.