THE Towie cast are jetting off to Thailand for the launch of the biggest series to date as they scrap boozy parties in Marbella for A-list yoga retreats.
Bosses are sending stars of the show such as Gemma Collins, Georgia Kousoulou and Chloe Sims to the luxurious location instead of a party resort to reflect the maturing age of the cast.
A TV insider told The Sun: “The cast are going to film the first two episodes of the new series in Thailand.
“They’ve shot in party capitals of the world such as Las Vegas and Marbella but now it’s time for them to visit somewhere different.
“A lot of the cast have grown up since filming in Marbs and though they still love a night out being in Thailand will give them the chance to experience something new.
“This time round they’ll be enjoying meals out and attending yoga classes.”
Filming of the new series comes after bosses axed ten stars of the show including James Locke, Yazmin Oukhellou and Myles Barnett.
And now an eleventh member of the cast has been told not to return after producers gave Amber Turner the boot for refusing to film scenes with ex-boyfriend Dan Edgar.
A spokeswoman for Towie confirmed: “Executive producers have informed Amber that she won’t be starting the series.
“However, Amber is in dialogue with producers to see if there is an opportunity for her to return.”
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A source close to Amber said: “She’s been a big character on the show but Amber has often struggled with having her personal life play out on-screen.
“When she first joined her break-up with Jamie was filmed for a storyline and she dreaded having to do the same after her split from Dan.
“The last few months have really taken their toll and the last thing she needs right now is to be involved in filming with her ex as they’re both trying to move on.”