JUNGLE star Cerys Matthews was urged last night to dump lover Marc Bannerman over claims he took cocaine and hired hookers.
The singer was said to be â€œshocked and horrifiedâ€ at allegations he snorted so much coke it left him useless in bed.
Mum-of-two Cerys, 38, herself a recovering addict, has had heated words with Marc over the allegations.
Close pals have reminded her she has to keep away from drugs and her treatment involves staying away from users.
Friends and family wanted the blonde to dump Marc before their romance â€“ sparked when they met in telly hit Iâ€™m A Celebrity â€“ blossomed.
But the actor pleaded with her to give him another chance.
The pair have been getting cosy over the past few days at a farmouse owned by Cerysâ€™ parents near Trefin in Pembrokeshire, west Wales.
A pal said: â€œItâ€™s a hard situation for Cerys. Not only is she horrified that Marc would actually get a hooker â€“ she also knows if he does drugs that could endanger her recovery.
â€œBeing clean and sober for her kids is the most important thing for Cerys and she canâ€™t risk getting caught up with drugs again.
â€œHer family have all told her to ditch him if the claims are true.â€
Former EastEnders star Marc, 34, is said to have paid for sex and coke with a Â£120-an-hour hooker.
He also allegedly earned the nickname Double-Barrel Bannerman after shoving two straws up his nose to snort a double line of the drug. Vice girl Shann Fallon, 22, told a newspaper she met the actor and said: â€œMarc stripped me down to my red lace lingerie, stockings and suspenders.
â€œBut then he was happy to just sit around, chat and more than anything do some drugs. In one hour we smoked four strong joints and snorted four lines of cocaine each.
â€œWe spent a while just smooching and cuddling like a regular couple but there was no arousing him.
â€œMarc apologised and told me heâ€™d taken too much coke.â€
Cerys got hooked on heroin and booze dealing with the fame of being lead singer in 90s band Catatonia.
Yesterday the she and Marc were locked in talks in a local pub.
And fiery Marc has been quizzed by police after allegedly â€œflippingâ€ when he saw a photographer taking pictures of the pair at another pub.
Officers called at the farmhouse yesterday to investigate allegations that the snapper was assaulted and had his camera memory card taken.
Spokesmen for Marc and Cerys could not be contacted for comment.