Gemma Collins quits The Only Way Is Essex
Gemma Collins has quit 'The Only Way is Essex'.
The 34-year-old reality star announced her exit from the ITVBe show on Twitter today (18.08.15) and thanked her "fabulous fans" for their support over years.
She wrote: "I've had a blast on @OnlyWayIsEssex. Thank you @LimePictures, @ITV & especially the fabulous fans. Lots of love, GC."
The bubbly blonde - who previously had a fling with co-star James 'Arg' Argent - leaves on good terms with show bosses, who let her return last year after she jumped ship to 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'
Gemma - who quit the ITV reality show after just 72 hours in the Australian jungle - admitted she will miss her explosive storylines.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's been so much fun, it's been dramatic and emotional at times but I've loved every minute of it. I will really miss all the cast and crew and wish the show continued success."
Although Gemma reportedly couldn't hack the grueling filming schedule, the star is planning to stick with TV and has been offered a number of deals already.
A source shared: "Filming four, five days a week just was not working out for her.
"TOWIE are in a bit of a pickle at the minute - Mario Falcone's gone, Gemma's leaving; there will be more jumping ship soon. But Gemma has had lots of offers and a lot of people want to do massive budget pilots with her.
"It's a hectic schedule and it hasn't been ideal. The time is definitely right to leave."