Gemma Collins has opened up about the importance of trust and honesty in a relationship - insisting she would ditch any many who she caught lying to her.

The TOWIE legend gave her opinion during the latest edition of her BBC podcast Love Lounge.

Speaking frankly, Gemma said: "Honesty is definitely important to a relationship but what I think is more important is being honest about how you feel all the time and how your partner is making you feel."

Careful not to name any of her exes personally, the GC continued: "I never really been lied to in a relationship - I always made it clear that you need to keep it honest.

"I have never lied in a relationship either.

"Sometimes it can be a bit of a hard blow but no one can argue with the truth.

Gemma Collins has opened up about the importance of trust in a relationship

"I hope I've not been lied to in a relationship and if they did they would get dumped.

"Also once they do it to you once and you move the goalposts you are going to get a headache.

"If you allow it once it will happen again. Once a cheater always a cheater."

Gemma is single once more after splitting with her on/off boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent.

Gemma says she would ditch any man who lied to her

In July Gemma, 39, took to Instagram to claim Arg called her a 'hippo', a 'pig' and branded her a 'fat f***' in a series of WhatsApp messages leaked via her Instagram account.

Gemma shared the screengrabs with her 1.9m followers on the social network before deleting them just hours later.

The duo locked horns after Gemma asked Arg to book a holiday.

While it is not clear how the conversation began, in the first screenshot the starlet shared she fumed: "I'll take a mate.

"I'm not booking it. You said you would be a gentleman."

Escalating the row, Arg replied: "You fat f***. I've just lost another 2000."

A second screenshot starting half an hour later shows the row continuing - this time clashing over Arg allegedly paying for dinner with another woman.

Gemma hit out: "What man pays for another woman!!!"

Gemma and Arg split earlier this year

Within a minute Arg responded: "Insensitive."

Not stopping there, Gemma continued: "And the woman that saved your life has to pay for herself!!!"

Arg then hit back: "You are supposed to be treating me you hippo."

A rep for Gemma Collins declined to comment when asked about the leaked exchange.

A rep for James Argent was contacted by Daily Star Online for comment.