Harry & Maria ‘Happy’ To Be Leaving TOWIE

After whisperings last year, ITV have finally confirmed the exits of both Harry Derbidge and Maria Fowler from The Only Way Is Essex.

Alongside Mark Wright and Kirk Norcross (who apparently left voluntarily), the pair will not be returning to TOWIE as it comes back for its fourth series. Instead, bosses have suggested that they’ve signed up some new faces in a bid to breathe new life into the ‘reality’ show.

Both Harry and Maria took to their Twitter accounts to confirm the news and to thank the public for their support. “I am happy to be leaving the show on a high after 3 series and feel I am embarking on a new chapter in my life with exciting projects both personal and professionalâ€? said Maria.

A more subdued response was given by Harry: “Hiya! I really did not want you to all find out so soon but its out there, I am not in TOWIE anymore as I am moving onto different things.”

Amy Childs recently said that leaving TOWIE was the “best decisionâ€? she ever made… a comment which might help take the sting out of the tail for the newly axed pair.