TOWIE beauty Amber Turner has been axed from the ITVBe series, The Sun can reveal.
The 25-year-old told bosses she would refuse to film scenes with ex-boyfriend Dan Edgar following their split – making it difficult for producers to include them both in the show.
Her absence will be a massive loss to the show after her unpredictable outbursts and fall outs with various cast members gave the series a new edge.
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.”
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 on her 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.
“She’s decided to take a break for now – but there’s still a chance she may come back once the dust has settled.”
Amber joined the show in January 2017 alongside boyfriend Jamie Reed – but it wasn’t long before the pair went their separate ways after she developed feelings for Dan.
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Amber’s departure from the show comes after bosses axed ten stars including Myles Barnett, James Locke and Jon Clark.
The Sun revealed that Chris Clark, Kady McDermott and Yazmin Oukhellou were some of the other names to be given the boot as executives look to cast a new set of Essex stars.
A source revealed last month: “Towie bosses have had their biggest ever casting drive so far in the show’s history.
“As a result there will be some departures. Jon, Chris, Dean, Jordan, Myles and Kady have been told that they won’t be returning next series, although the door is always left open.”