TOWIE axes seven cast members from series in massive new revamp
The Only Way Is Essex bosses have cut seven cast members from the show in order to focus storylines on bigger characters.
According to reports, Chris Clark, Amber Dowding, Mike Hassini, Jack Rigden, Jordan Brook, Maddie Hooper and Ruby Lacey have all been given the axe from ITVBe’s TOWIE, in an attempt by producers to give the series a massive revamp.
A source told The Sun’s Bizarre column: “TOWIE is like a revolving door and producers are always on the lookout for new faces that can keep the show fresh.
“Chris and Amber have left the series as a couple who’ve just moved into an apartment together – and often being in a happy relationship doesn’t work for the show.
“Mike is also loved-up with a girlfriend off camera and has no real storylines to bring to the show but will continue to focus on his fitness and personal training.”
With seven cast members gone, it has been said that the series will now focus predominantly on Gemma Collins, Bobby Norris, Amber Turner, Courtney Green and Myles Barnett, allowing these stars some meatier storylines.
The news follows Mario Falcone’s announcement that he has quit the reality show for good. He confirmed his exit to OK! Online, saying: “I left in October yes, but on amicable terms. It just wasn’t for me anymore x.”
The Only Way Is Essex will return soon to ITVBe.