The next series of The Only Way Is Essex will reportedly go back to basics, with bosses axing over ten cast members.
An ITV source told The Sun: “With an ever-growing cast of characters it was becoming hard to give the audience any real insight into the lives of those involved. Producers want the show to go back to how it used to be at the start where the audience saw much more of each character’s backstory and what they get up to."
They continue: "This change allows our cast more time to film their real lives, showing more of their personal passions and professions, alongside their strong bonds and dynamics with family and friends
Those who won’t appear regularly on screen next series will always be part of the TOWIE family and we wholeheartedly thank them for sharing their lives with us in recent years
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