Nadia Essex claims she has 'resigned' from Celebs Go Dating on E4

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Nadia Essex has claimed she RESIGNED from Celebs Go Dating on E4.

It follows the show announcing she had been "suspended" last week.

A spokesperson for the show said that Nadia was no longer filming as part of the upcoming season.

"Nadia has been suspended following improper use of social media," they said.

The Sun newspaper reported that Nadia's suspension followed claims that she was "setting up fake accounts to troll certain users" online.

"Nadia has been suspended from the show until further notice and won’t be appearing on the rest of the series," said a source. “Bosses have made the decision following an investigation into Nadia’s use of social media."

However Nadia has now spoken out, telling her fans on Instagram: "Today I have officially resigned from Celebs Go Dating."

She made the statement alongside a picture of a Jameela Jamil quote reading: "I just cannot stay silent any more. I can't. I don't care if I'm going down, I'm going down in flames. I'm fine not to work in this industry. But I'm not fine to not say something."

It was previously reported that Lara Asprey, who currently appears on W dating show The Ultimate Matchmaker, will replace Nadia.

"Lara has saved the day by signing up for the rest of the series at short notice," a source shared to The Sun. “She is exactly what producers are after in terms of Nadia’s replacement; she’s classy, has the credentials and is already experienced in fronting a dating show."

Nadia's exit comes after Eden Blackman also left the show. He said earlier this year: "I’m immensely proud of the show’s success but after four great series, it’s now time for me to fully commit to my other projects.... I’ve had a great time and following its best rated series to date, wish them nothing but more success for the show moving forwards."

Receptionist Tom Read Wilson is expected to be back, alongside new matchmaker Paul Carrick Branson.

Meanwhile, the line up of celebs includes Sugababes star Mutya Buena, TOWIE's Chloe Sims and Love Island's Olivia Attwood and Eyal Booker.

Joining them are Made In Chelsea's Alik Alfus, TOWIE star and blogger Vas J Morgan and Diversity dancer Sam Craske, Goggleboxer Amy Tapper and Ibiza Weekender's Callum Alexandré Izzard.

Celebs Go Dating airs on E4.

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