Another TOWIE star has left the show
It was only recently that eight TOWIE stars left the show in a massive cull and now it's come to light that Amber Turner has been axed from the show.
She's had a turbulent time on the show since she first joined in 2017; she cheated on her boyfriend Jamie Reed, she rowed with Kady McDermott and her rocky relationship with Dan Edgar played out on the screen.
Now it's been reported that the 25-year-old will not return to the new series after she 'refused' to film scenes with her now ex-boyfriend Dan.
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Maria Fowler, series 1 - 3
Maria, on the left with Joey Essex and Chloe Sims in 2011, was in the show from the get-go but her TV career was rocked when it was alleged she'd worked as an escort. She's since said she quit 'by mutual consent' after she refused an on-screen romance with Mick Norcross.
A source told The Sun: "She's been a big character on the show but Amber has often struggled with having her personal life play out on-screen.
"When she first joined her break-up with Jamie was filmed for a storyline and she dreaded having to do the same after her split from Dan.
"The last few months have really taken their toll on her and the last thing she needs right now is to be involved in filming with her ex as they’re both trying to move on."
However the insider went on to say that Amber may return in the future "once the dust has settled."
A TOWIE spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement, saying: "Executive producers have informed Amber that she won't be starting the series.
"However, Amber is in dialogue with producers to see if there is an opportunity for her to return."
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Amber is the ninth star to leave the Essex show this year, last month it came to light that Chloe Lewis, Myles Barnett and Jon Clark after just a few of the names not returning.
While Myles threw shade at the producers and revealed he was leaving the show to focus on his "career and relationship with Kady", Chloe Lewis shared an emotional statement confirming she'd left the show.
She explained: ""My life isn't in it anymore and I feel as if it's the right time for me to move on to other things. I've had a wonderful time being part of the cast on the show and have made friends for life, I really couldn't of got through the last year without my Courtney and Chloe.
"Absolute true gems!"