It’s not exactly been the best of weeks for people quitting things, and after Zayn Malik announced he was leaving One Direction, Elliott Wright confirmed he was leaving TOWIE, if only for a little bit.
Seriously guys. Our hearts can’t take much more of this quitting malarky so can you not? Okay thanks.
The TOWIE hunk is set to leave the vajazzled streets of Essex behind him to pursue a business opportunity in a little place called Marbella, Spain.
No carbs before marbs, babes.
Elliott shocked fans when he announced the news on last night’s TOWIE, not long after his on/off Chloe Sims had complained to Gemma Collins about him not giving her space.
Elliott is reportedly looking to take over a £2MILLION restaurant in Marbs, although whether or not carbs will be on the menu is yet to be seen.
Surprising Chloe with the news, he told her: “It means me leaving Essex. I don’t know if we can work it out. If I do go, I’m going to miss you.
An understandably emotional Chloe replied: “You’ve just dropped a bomb that you might be leaving Essex,” before Elliot explained: “I don’t want to go over there thinking about if you and me could have worked out.”
Elliott will apparently be in the show until the Easter Sunday finale, but we don’t yet know whether or not he’ll return to the show in the future.
Fingers crossed he’ll pop up in the Marbella specials.
A source has also told The Sun: “Elliott can no longer commit to six weeks of intensive filming in Essex, given his commitments in Spain.
“It’s a shame, as he really wanted to use the show as a launchpad to bigger things.
“Mark was his inspiration but sadly he’s not been quite as successful. He hasn’t closed the door completely on Towie but accepts it will be hard to be a regular presence.”
Elliott, who has two children in Spain with his former partner, has also said: “My life has always been divided between Essex and Spain but I’m committed to Towie and want to carry on with the show.
“I love it and always want to be part of the Towie family.”
N’awww. We’ll miss you, Elliott!
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