TOWIE stars Courtney Green and Chloe Meadows are the biggest victims in the ITVBe show’s mass cull, MailOnline can reveal.
The best friends, who joined the series in 2015, have been eliminated in a massive effort to revive the long-running reality show after a ratings slump.
Harry Lee, 26, Kelsey Stratford, 20, and Clelia Theodorou, 26, have also been tipped to leave, while Chloe Brockett, 20, has confirmed she will remain in the cast.
Axed: TOWIE stars Courtney Green (pictured) and Chloe Meadows are the biggest victims in the ITVBe show’s mass cull, MailOnline can reveal
But MailOnline can confirm that Amber Turner, 28, a divisive fanatic, is safe, as are TOWIE friends James Lock, 34, and Pete Wicks, 32.
Original cast member Amy Childs, 31, who rejoined the series in 2020, will also remain on the show, while her cousin Harry Derbidge, 27, has been given the boat.
A source said: ‘Courtney and Chloe are gutted, they thought they were part of the furniture. But bosses feel the brutal culling was necessary to shake up the show.
“Many of the stars have yet to be told ahead of the meetings scheduled with producers today and are preparing for the worst. It will be devastating for so many of them.’
Courtney and Chloe’s resignation comes after TOWIE bosses have confirmed that the reality show’s next series will focus on a “smaller group of cast members.”
MailOnline has reached out to a TOWIE representative for comment.
‘Devastating’: Chloe (pictured), who joined the series in 2015, has quit in a massive attempt to revive the long-running reality show after a ratings slump
Past: Clelia Theodorou, (pictured) who is originally from Devon and first joined the series as Dan Edgar’s love interest, is also leaving the show
‘Smaller Group’: On Wednesday, TOWIE confirmed: ‘After more than 10 fantastic years in the life of our ever-growing cast, TOWIE will evolve with some changes’
Tom McDonnell, 26, who is close friends with Harry Lee, is also not returning to the series.
Nicole Bass, also, will not be returning to the series, in a decision that has left her “devastated.”
A source close to the star, 29, who first joined the show in 2015 and returned last year, told MailOnline she’s disappointed bosses have let her go after she just rejoined the cast after an absence. of six years.
A TV insider added: “The cast, who have yet to learn their fate, expect the show’s younger members to leave, but the older stars are still worried they’ll get the boat.
“For some people, TOWIE is their life, but others have careers outside the show, so they won’t take it so badly.”
The only way is exit: who gets the chop in the TOWIE cull?
The The 26-year-old star has been dropped from the show after she first joined the series in 2016. She is known for her toxic relationship with ex TOWIE co-star Myles Barnett
The 20-year-old, who joined the ITVBe series when bosses recruited a ‘younger generation’ of stars in 2019, has also been removed from the popular program
The The 26-year-old who was a semi-professional footballer is out of the show after joining in 2019 and having a romance with the likes of Chloe Brockett and Frankie Sims
The The 28-year-old, who also joined TOWIE in 2016, will no longer appear in the series. She is famous for her friendship with Courtney and bitter arguments with on-off boyfriend Amber Turner Turn
The The 26-year-old who is originally from Devon joined the series in 2018 as Dan Edgar’s love interest, but she is now leaving the Essex drama behind as bosses give her the chop too
The The 27-year-old, Amy Childs’ cousin and former member of the original cast, will also not be returning, having rejoined the series in 2020
Chloe Brockett, who joined the series in 2019, confirmed she has not been fired, as she spoke on Instagram Stories on Thursday.
However, she is disgusted by some cast members who make fun of those who have been dropped, saying it is unfair to ridicule people who have lost their jobs.
She said: “Obviously TOWIE made a statement yesterday saying they’re making the cast a lot smaller so I’m still part of the cast, I’m getting a few messages asking if I am, that am I.
“But I just wanted to put out a quick message and just say that the cast members who stay on the show and think it’s funny about the ones that got dropped, I think that’s absolutely disgusting, and I think even people that I have in public contradicted, I would never laugh at them losing their jobs because it is disgusting.
“People who think that’s funny, karma is something and I hope it bites you.”
Family: Original cast member Amy Childs, (pictured) who rejoined TOWIE in 2020, will remain in the series, but her cousin Harry Derbidge has been kicked out of the show
Moving on: Kelsey Stratford (pictured) also leaves TOWIE, after producers confirmed they are revamping the show ahead of series 29
On Wednesday evening, TOWIE confirmed in a social media statement: “After more than 10 fantastic years in the life of our ever-growing cast, TOWIE will evolve with some changes.
“As it looks ahead to future series, the next installment of our BAFTA award-winning show returns to Essex to follow a smaller group of cast members.”
“This change gives our cast more time to film their real lives, showcase more of their personal passions and professions, in addition to their strong ties and dynamics with family and friends,” added producers.
“Those who won’t be on screen regularly for the next series will always be part of the TOWIE family and we sincerely thank them for sharing their lives with us over the years.”
Out: Harry Lee (pictured), who joined the ITVBe series in 2019, has been dropped from the show, after romances with cast members Chloe Brockett and Frankie Sims
View of the boat: Tom McDonnell (pictured) who is close friends with Harry Lee, also won’t be returning to the series after joining in 2019
Reminding TOWIE viewers to be kind to the stars of the show, they said: “As always, their well-being is of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to provide welfare support to all past and current TOWIE casts as needed.
“We ask and urge all our viewers to think before commenting below, and remember #ThesePeopleAreAllReal.”
Tommy Mallet, 28, who will star alongside Georgia Kousoulou, 30, in a new breakout series that follows their lives as new parents, said in the comments: “Hope everyone is okay.”
Liam Gatsby, 32, who is believed to still be on the show as it heads into its 29th series, said, “Let’s go.”
‘Disgusting’: Chloe Brockett (pictured) confirmed she will continue to be part of the TOWIE cast, but she slammed the stars of the show for allegedly belittling those who have been dropped
Chloe Sims, who is a beloved member of the TOWIE cast among viewers and those of the show, will remain on the series.
Her sisters Frankie and Demi also continue their time on TOWIE, with the family being the centerpiece of the show.
In the most recent series, Chloe also filmed scenes with her daughter, Madison, after keeping her out of the limelight for years.
The sister’s brother, Charlie, also reappeared on the show this year, having first starred in TOWIE in 2013 while dating Ferne McCann.
Safe: Chloe Sims, as well as her sisters Frankie and Demi (pictured), will all remain in the reality series