TOWIE bosses have axed seven of it's cast members
If you're a TOWIE fan brace yourselves as it's been reported that seven cast members have been axed from the new series of** **TOWIE, with a further member confirming his departure.
Talk about a shake-up.
According to The Sun stars such as Chris Clark, Amber Dowding, Mike Hassini and Mario Falcone will not be returning to the ITVBe show** **as bosses wants to concentrate on main cast members such as Gemma Collins and Bobby Norris.
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A source told the publication: "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."
They continued: "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."
TOWIE's Mario Falcone, who only returned to the show last year, has confirmed that he too is leaving the show. He told OK! magazine: "I left in October yes, but on amicable terms.
"It just wasn't for me anymore."
Having announced his engagement last summer, Mario will now be able to spend more time with his fiancé Becky Miesner.
Mario didn't comment on the departure of the other stars, however they are believed to include Jack Rigden, Jordan Brook, Maddie Hooper and Ruby Lacey.
A representative for the show has said: "There are a number of cast who have mutually agreed their time on the show has come to a natural end for now.
"We wish them well and look forward to another exciting year ahead for TOWIE," they told the Metro.
The new series of TOWIE is to due to start filming in 10 weeks time, it will return to ITVBe later this year, when it will be reduced from two episodes a week to just one.
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