Chloe Brockett quits The Only Way Is Essex after 5 years

Chloe Brockett is bidding farewell to 'The Only Way Is Essex' credit:Bang Showbiz
Chloe Brockett is bidding farewell to 'The Only Way Is Essex' credit:Bang Showbiz

Chloe Brockett has quit 'The Only Way Is Essex'.

The 23-year-old reality star has confirmed she has bid farewell to the ITVBe reality series after five years - but did not disclose why.

Taking to her Instagram Stories this week, she announced: "I have made the decision to take a step back from Towie, it's been in my life since I was 18 and I feel like it's best for me at this point in my life to step away.

"I'm forever grateful to Towie for giving me the platform they have.

"Love you all."

Chloe often appeared alongside her mum, Clare, who departed two years before her.

There had been reports that Chloe was suspended mid-series due to throwing numerous drinks at co-star Roman Hackett, however, she denied this.

She told OK!: "I'm still a cast member, I've been on the show for four years, so yes, I will be there.

"I missed five days of filming, everyone made out like I was missing the rest of the series but I am in it, so don't worry."

Last month, it was claimed Chloe is in talks for 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The former hairdresser is said to be keen to make a name for herself in the fly-on-the-wall show, and ITV producers think her fiery temper will make for "great TV".

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Chloe Brockett is in talks to appear on the show - nothing is signed yet but she’s really excited and can’t stop telling people.

"She grew up watching the show and her return to 'TOWIE' is still uncertain so it would be a good show to do while she’s waiting to see if she’ll go back to it.

"ITV already know Chloe is great TV.”

Show bosses are believed to be spending £2 million to secure a strong line-up of housemates, with their eyes on "intriguing" people, rather than just big-name stars.

'Celebrity Big Brother' returns on March 4 at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.