TOWIE star ‘seriously considering’ quitting show as ex joins cast

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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We've said goodbye to quite a few TOWIE stars recently but it looks like an OG cast member might be quitting too.

TOWIE fans have recently said farewell to Gemma Collins, Chloe Ross, Sam Mucklow and Shelby Tribble and now it's been reported that Bobby Norris may be leaving the show too.

During the latest series we saw Bobby's incredible hair transformationand the highs and lows of his relationship with Matt Snape, before he eventually decided to call it quits on their romance.

However it's actually his ex-boyfriend Harry Derbidge that could be the reason Bobby decides to leave the ITVBe show.

"Bobby is seriously considering leaving TOWIE.

"He's unhappy that his ex Harry Derbidge is back on the next series," a TV source has said.

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Harry and Bobby together in 2014 ©Getty Images

They went on to tell OK! magazine, "He didn't find out until the last minute when he saw papped shots of Harry attending a social media press day for the show at The Sugar Hut."


During the latest series Harry and Bobby came face to face for the first time since their dramatic split in 2014 and it appeared that they'd both moved on with their lives.

Bobby actually told his ex-boyfriend that there was "no problems on his end" following their break-up.

9 of the most dramatic TOWIE splits of all time


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Lauren Goodger and Mark Wright1 of 9

Lauren Goodger and Mark Wright

Lauren and Mark dated for 10 years but split up in 2011, five months after getting engaged on the show. The pair had a lot of arguments while filming - remember when she pushed in him the pool? However Mark called things off with Lauren following cheating allegations. And despite splitting 10 years ago the pair have still been at odds with Mark going on a Twitter rant about his ex and Lauren accusing him of getting her kicked out of Sheesh.

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone2 of 9

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone

Lucy and Mario initially split up in 2012, but reunited before calling it quits for good in 2013. They were another couple that got engaged on the show but their relationship constantly consisted of them accusing each other of cheating. It came to an end when Lucy found messages on Mario's phone that were sent to another girl. However we'll never forget the iconic moment when things came to a blow and Lucy threw her red wine over Mario at an all white party. Classic TOWIE.And to make matter between the pair worse, Mario has since admitted he never wanted to propose to Lucy...

Sam Faiers and Joey Essex3 of 9

Sam Faiers and Joey Essex

Joey and Sam were together for a few months until she decided to split up with him. The following year they got back together and even got engaged but two months later they split. Their breakup was shown on TOWIE with Joey admitted they should call it off and after a lot of tears, Sam walked off. The couple rekindled in 2014 but after six months they ended things for good.

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Jess Wright and Ricky Rayment

Jess and Ricky dated for two years before splitting up in 2014. She ended things with Ricky during an explosive argument that was aired on TOWIE. Jess had seen that he had been messaging another girl on Twitter. While Ricky tried to deny the accusations at first, he later admitted that he sent "silly" messages and "flirted a little bit" because they were in a bad place.Jess wasn't here for his excuses and screamed at him, "Don't patronise me! Don't dare patronise me! You have humiliated me since day one!"

Ferne McCann and Charlie Sims5 of 9

Ferne McCann and Charlie Sims

Ferne and Charlie had an on/off relationship for six years, before splitting up for good in 2015. They first broke up when it came out that Charlie had been cheating on Ferne and he continued to see the other girl even after they split. After getting back together, they split up a second time following allegations that Ferne had cheated on Charlie, although she denied it. They then reunited but split for a final time after Charlie had left the show.

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Chloe Lewis and Jake Hall

Jake and Chloe split up in 2016, after dating each other for eight years. They hit a rough patch after he kissed Lauren Pope but they called it quits following rumours that Jake slept with Megan McKenna. Despite the rumours Megan and Chloe still follow each other on Instagram, so who knows what actually happened tbh.

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Danielle Armstrong and James Locke

Danielle and Lockie started dating in 2014, and were together for two years before ending things. At the start of their romance, there were cheating allegations and Lockie later confessed that he had been unfaithful. However, Danielle decided to give him another chance. The couple split in 2015 just before Lockie was going to propose to her. Then, after Danielle thought she had seen in change in him, they got back together. This lasted for a few months before they ended their relationship for good in 2016. We briefly saw them onscreen together when Danielle returned to TOWIE in 2017.

Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks8 of 9

Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks

Pete and Megan were together in 2016 but split up after a year and a half. Even though it wasn't as long as other TOWIE couples, they definitely had a rollercoaster relationship on the show. Megan had found out that Pete had been texting other girls which led to them having a break for a few months. They got back together but had many rows including their infamous argument on the street over pictures of Chloe Sims and Pete together in Amsterdam.It was one of THE most heated arguments on the show and Pete and Megan didn't speak to each other until they both appeared on Celebs Go Dating in 2019, and had the chance to clear up their feud. Oh, and fast forward a few years and it's since come to light that Pete and Chloe have been more than friends for two years...

Courtney Green and Myles Barnett9 of 9

Courtney Green and Myles Barnett

Courtney and Myles split up in 2018, after being together for just over a year. Rumours of Myles cheating on Courtney had been flying, so they took a break. They rekindled their relationship but things were not working out and Myles surprised Courtney with a trip to Mexico to see if they could make things work. Court chose not to go and the pair split up for good. Their relationship was turbulent to say the least and during one argument, Myles even branded his girlfriend a "dirty dog" and a "sl-g".Following their final split, Courtney dealt with it in the most dramatic way possible by burning a book she had about their relationship and ripping apart the giant teddy bear that Myles had given her when he asked her to be his girlfriend.

If you cast your mind back to 2014, the pair split after it came to light that Harry had cheated with his ex-boyfriend.

Fast forward to now and while Bobby is single (after splitting from Matt), Harry is engaged and looking to adopt with his fiance Dean Rowland.

We sure do hope that Bobby sticks on TOWIE because who else will be a drama free cast member?

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During the latest series Ella Wise and Tom McDonnell called time on their relationship, Chloe Brockett and Saffron Lempriere had a major falling out and Chloe Sims finally 'walked away' from Pete Wicks following their on/off romance.


Ella recently teased TOWIE's return date and we reckon the new series is going to be just as good because Chloe B has confirmed she's dating someone new and there's speculation surrounding a secret feud between Georgia Kousoulou and Gatsby.

Not only that but James Lock and Yazmin Ouhkhellou have split and while she's quit the show, he's said to be returning.

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