Jessica Wright’s ex wrote teasingly: “Very exciting times ahead, looking forward to announcing some exciting news.”
Ricky Rayment then went on to reveal that his exciting news was, in fact, that he has decided to ‘take a break’ from TOWIE.
He said: “I can confirm I've decided to take a break from TOWIE,I would like to thank the shows producers, the whole crew & cast!
“Gonna miss you all.”
He added: “I also want to say thank you to all the TOWIE fans.. It's been an EPIC journey that I've loved sharing with you guys!
“Will miss you all.”
An insider explained to The Mirror that Ricky's romance with the Geordie Shore star played a big role in his exit from the ITVBe series.
They said: “The storylines weren’t moving forward. Plus his new romance with Marnie is a bone of contention as there was no way bosses would bring a character in from Geordie Shore.
“Ricky felt it was time to go. Neither he nor Jess really wanted to keep filming together."
But will Ricky be leaving our screens for good?
Don’t count on it.
“Ricky has a huge following from TOWIE and isn’t ready to step out of the spotlight just yet,” said the insider.
“He’s mulling over his options right now.”
We wonder if he’ll be making a guest appearance in Geordie Shore…
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