TOWIE’s Myles Barnett reacts to axing with BRUTAL message for ex Courtney Green

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by Georgina Terry and Eden-Olivia Lord |

There's been a major shake-up ahead of the next series of The Only Way Is Essex and Myles Barnett has burned his way out of the show

Eight TOWIE cast members have been axed ahead of series 24 that starts in spring.

Essex stars not returning to the upcoming series include Jon Clark, Chris Clark, Myles Barnett, Dean Ralph, Jordan Wright, Adam Oukhellou and newbie Kady McDermott.

And, in a new video, Myles has left a harsh message for his former flame Courtney Green who's remaining in the show.

"Time to focus on what's important," Myles said, accompanied by a picture of his new girlfriend, Love Island's Kady.

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And that's not the only BURN in the video released by ITV.

Check out: axed TOWIE stars - where are they now?

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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.

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While some cast members are given a chance to 'speak' explaining their reasons for quitting, show also-rans Dean and Jordan are merely listed as leaving.


After gushing about her 'secret' boyfriend on Instagram, Chloe Lewis confirmed she's left the show.

She explained: "After a long four years on The Only Way Is Essex, I'm happy to announce I have decided to leave the show.

"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!"

Myles also an emotional statement about leaving on social media.

He wrote: "After an eventful two years at TOWIE with many highs and lows I have taken the decision upon myself to leave TOWIE.

"When something no longer fulfils you, makes your grow as a person or even just makes you happy it’s best to leave it in the past.

"This year I am solely focusing on my career and my relationship with Kady as they are the most important things to me right now, and the show wasn’t benefiting either of them."

He went on to reflect on his behaviour over the past two years on the show: "As most of you will probably know TOWIE brought out a side to me I wasn’t always proud of, as much as I enjoyed my time on it I started to find it very toxic and negative environment for myself.

"I am the happiest I’ve been in a very long time and I would like to keep it that way by removing any negativity in my life."

The reality star went on reveal he plans to show his Instagram followers the "real" him before throwing shade at the TOWIE producers.

"I’m going to use my social media so you can all get an insight of my life and the highlights and get to know the real me, and more importantly so I can control how my life is shown instead of it being in the hands of tv editors who are strangers to me," he wrote.

Kady also publicly supported her boyfriend's decision by sharing a sweet photo on Instagram and admitting she "will always support his decisions he takes in life". The Love Island 2016 star made her TOWIE debut last year and made quite the entrance after rowing with Courtney, Chloe Meadows and Amber Turner.

According to The Sun, all eight of the stars failed to impress producers who are keen to welcome new cast members. A source told the publication: "TOWIE bosses have had their biggest ever casting drive so far in the show's history.

"Casting producers have been hanging out in all the top Essex hotspots like Sheesh to find the next generation of stars.

"As a result there will be some departures. Jon, Chris, Dean, Jordan, Myles and Kady have been told that they won’t be returning next series, although the door is always left open."


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They added: "Some of the stars have been told they’re departing before but have then come back."

This isn't the first time Chris Clark has been axed from the show. He was booted from the show last year. However a few months later he returned to TOWIE.

Elsewhere Jon Clark reportedly "struggled with the intensity of TOWIE" and mutually agreed with producers to take a break from the reality show so he can continue to get himself "into a good place".


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A TOWIE spokesperson confirmed the departure of the eight cast members and said in a statement: "Every series we review our cast to ensure we’re following the lives of those who are most interesting and willing to share their real lives and relationship highs and lows.

"A number of cast have been notified that they’re not being contracted for the start of series 24 as we look to bring in some fresh new faces, however we’ve always maintained that cast can return as and when the timing is right for them and the show.

"It’s how TOWIE has stayed so fresh and exciting for nearly a decade. We remain grateful to every single cast member that has featured in TOWIE and contributed to its huge success."

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