Dan Osborne axed from The Only Way is Essex

Dan Osborne axed from The Only Way is Essex

Dan Osborne has been fired from 'The Only Way is Essex'.

The 23-year-old star has been axed from the ITVBe show after a recording of his foul-mouthed rant against former lover Megan Tomlin, in which he apparently threatened to stab the mother of his 14-month-old son Teddy, was released online.

A spokesperson for the series said: "Dan was suspended during the last series of Towie, and Lime Pictures and ITV have since decided he will not be returning to the show. We wish him luck in the future."

The decision comes after a recording of the confrontation, which is thought to date from last November, was published last month.

Dan - who was also arrested for assault but later released without charge - voluntarily underwent police questioning after Megan alleged he physically and verbally abused her during arguments over the holiday period.

The star - who also has a baby daughter Ella with his current girlfriend Jacqueline Jossa - was suspended from the show in February and released a statement to fans apologising for his behaviour.

He said a the time: "It has taken me a while to find the right words but I would like to say that I am truly sorry to anyone who was offended by what they heard.

"While I acknowledge that there is absolutely no excuse for my deeply regrettable behaviour, I plead for some understanding that I had no intention of violence.

"There are always two sides to every story and all of my friends and family who are close to me know that I'm not a violent person capable of anything like this. My words were said in anger and desperation at a very difficult time.

"I love my son Teddy very much and I'm doing all that I can to see him as often as possible.

"I'm also very sorry to everyone at TOWIE that I have let down and thank them for their understanding and support while I take a short break to concentrate on my family."