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Lucy Mecklenburgh 'won't take part in TOWIE's ten-year reunion special'

Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh will reportedly miss out on The Only Way Is Essex's upcoming reunion show.

TOWIE is set to celebrate a decade on screen this autumn as it returns to ITVBe for its latest series.

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Alongside the new episodes, there's set to be a one-off special featuring cast members past and present.

However one of those who won't be appearing is Lucy Mecklenburgh, per reports in The Sun newspaper.

A source claimed that while Lucy had "a real soft spot" for the show she was "too busy" to take part in filming.

“Between being a new parent and her business, there is barely any time she could put aside to be on the show," a source said. “She tried to make it work but when everything was taken into account, something had to give.

"It’s sad but not really surprising.”

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It was also recently reported that Mark Wright has also reportedly declined to appear.

However Lauren Goodger, Joey Essex and Amy Childs are tipped to appear.

TOWIE will return for a new 18-episode series this September.

TOWIE will be back on ITVBe from Sunday, September 6 at 9PM, starting with a special episode, 'TOWIE Turns 10: All Back To Essex'.

To celebrate 10 years of the reality show, a special selection of unforgettable moments will be shared on the ITV Hub in The TOWIE Years.

Each episode of the 10-part online series will look back on a year in the show’s history, starting with 2010, the year the show first burst onto screens.

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