Ferne McCann to quit The Only Way Is Essex?
Ferne McCann is reportedly planning to quit 'The Only Way Is Essex'.
The 25-year-old star - who joined the cast of the reality show in 2013 - is said to be keen to pursue a career in TV presenting after coming in third place on 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Ferne came across amazingly well in the jungle, showed her true self and has won a new army of fans.
"It would be like taking 10 steps back to return to 'TOWIE' now where she will be subject to vicious jealous cast members.
"It isn't appealing, so she is planning to hand in her notice and do something different next year."
The news comes after Ferne split from long-term boyfriend Charlie Sims earlier this year when he made her choose between him and the show.
But he now thinks she's ready to move on to bigger and better things.
He told new! magazine: "I'd like to think she'd move on from the show now. It's been a good platform for her but, after doing a big show like this, I'd like her to move forward.
"I'd like to see her get into TV presenting because it will suit her.
"I think she'd be really good on a show like 'Loose Women' because she is very honest and opinionated."
And Ferne - who claimed earlier this year that she'd landed a small role in a film - also spoke of her ambitions during her time in the 'I'm A Celeb' jungle.
She said: "I'd love to do a radio show and I'd love to be in British dramas, I love 'Downton Abbey'. It's just something that I love to watch and I'd love to do something like that."