Clelia Theodorou has confirmed that she won’t be returning to TOWIE for the next series after a mega cull by producers.
Earlier this month it was reported that TOWIE bosses were axing a mammoth TEN cast members, with Clelia, Chloe Meadows and Courtney Green failing to make the new cut.
But it looks like there’s no hard feelings as during a Q&A with fans Clelia wished only the best for her former co-stars.
When asked if she would be going back to the show that made her famous, she confirmed, “I won’t be returning, no.
“I’ll miss everyone on the show and wish the show well with the new format! I’ve made some amazing friends and memories that I’ll cherish forever.”
Another fan said, “Gonna miss you on the show, [you] seem beautiful inside and out, wish you happiness to come.”
But it’s not all goodbyes for Clelia as TOWIE brought her love in the form of series 28 recruit Tommy Cole, who Clelia has admitted she’s “in love” with.
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Jake's time on TOWIE was mainly characterised by his on / off relationship with Chloe Lewis and his alleged cheating on her. He finally (sort of) confessed that he'd done the dirty with Megan McKenna in a very emosh scene on a park bench. Ah, precious memories.
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One more fan wrote, “So lovely to see you in a relationship! You both look very happy together”.
Announcing the news last week that they would be making some major changes to the show’s format, TOWIE said in a statement, “After more than ten fabulous years following the lives of our ever-growing cast, TOWIE will be evolving with some changes. As it looks ahead to future series’ to come, the next instalment of our BAFTA award winning show returns to Essex to follow a smaller group of cast members.”
They added, “This change allows our cast more time to film their real lives, showing more of their personal passions and professions, alongside their strong bonds and dynamics with family and friends ✨.
"Those who won’t appear regularly on screen next series will always be part of the TOWIE family and we wholeheartedly thank them for sharing their lives with us in recent years ❤️”.