The fake tanned and fabulous, Harry Derbridge, found being given the boot from The Only Way Is Essex a âshock to the systemâ? his close friend and co-star Sam Faiers has revealed.
Maria Fowler has also been told to sling her hooks as producers give the show a dramatic makeover of vajazzle-tastic proportions. Twelve new personalities are set to be introduced in the next series of TOWIE with Harry and Maria (who was once branded an âextraâ? by Kirk Norcross â ouch!), the first to get the chop.
Sam Faiers – who co-starred alongside the 17-year-old dancer in the ITV2 reality show â admitted that she, Harry and Nanny Pat have taken some time to get their heads around the new look TOWIE cast.
She said: “I’m really upset about Harry leaving TOWIE and am really going to miss him. To me, he was one of the show’s ambassadors, like Nanny Pat, and everyone loves him.
“It was a bit of a shock to the system for him at first, but he’s dealt with it in a really good way and he’s just launched his fab new jewellery range and has so much more coming up to look forward to.”
A jewellery range? Whereabouts on the body this new line of bling is intended to decorate is anyoneâs guess.
But hang about….Sam canât be too sad about BFF Harryâs departure. Her boyfriend is likely to be one of the newcomers!
Writing in her column for Star magazine, she added: “I’m really excited about the new characters coming in to the show- it will brighten it up a bit and I can’t wait to see their new storylines.
“Even better – my boyfriend TJ may be featuring! The producers really liked him, and it’s really just a matter of fitting him into the storyline. So watch this space – he’ll have all the girls after him and I’ll get well jel!”
Itâs a dog eat dog world down in Essex.