Original cast member Lauren Goodger is the latest high-profile exit from ITV reality soap The Only Way Is Essex.
After six series of tears, tantrums and bitch-fights, Mark Wright’s ex-fiancé will bid adieu to her Brentwood co-stars in tonight’s season finale.
An ITV spokesman said, “I can confirm Lauren Goodger will be taking a break and won’t appear in the next series of The Only Way Is Essex”.
The announcement comes amid rumours of the 25-year-old jumping ship to fellow ITV reality vehicle, Dancing on Ice which is due to return to our screens in January 2013.
Goodger and her co-stars first appeared on our screens in October 2010 and, whilst the likes of Kirk Norcross, Amy Childs, Mark Wright and Harry Derbridge have since departed, Goodger has remained on the show throughout, entertaining viewers with her partying and pouting.
Her departure during tonight’s series six finale, will leave just two original cast members – Sam Faiers and Jessica Wright. Following an influx of new cast members since the show first began, it remains to be seen whether its TV audience will remain loyal to the show.