Maria Fowler and Harry Derbridge announce their departures from ITV2 docusoap 'The Only Way Is Essex' after three series!

TOWIE Group shotHarry Derbridge and Maria Fowley have both announced that they are set to leave ITV2 docusoap The Only Way Is Essex after appearing on three series. The pair both took to Twitter to announce their respective exits from  the highly popular show, based in Essex with both stars hinting that they have other projects lined up in the pipeline. Fowler revealed to fans that she had agreed to leave the show after she met with the programme's producers to discuss her future.

She said: ''"I Would like to be the first to announce... After a rollercoaster year and after meeting with producers today we have decided that my time on TOWIE has come to an end (sic).''

Fowler then added: ''"I am happy to be leaving the show on a high after 3 series and feel I am embarking on a new chapter in my life with exciting projects both personal and professional. Thank you for all your support during my time on the show and I hope to continue to keep you all entertained throughout 2012!!"

Meanwhile, Harry who also has been appearing since Series 1 said: ''Hiya! I really did not want you to all find out so soon but its out there, I am not in TOWIE anymore as I am moving onto different things."

Series 4 is set to launch on ITV2 at some point later this year. Harry and Maria have become the latest stars to exit the show after Amy Childs decided to leave at the end of Season 2 whilst Kirk Norcross and Mark Wright both decided to leave the show after Series 3 ended last year.

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