Lucy Watson has insisted she WILL be back on Made In Chelsea in 2015.
However she won't appear in the "first few episodes" after going on holiday when filming started.
Lucy was notably absent from both the opening show last week and trailers for the current ninth series.
But she's assured fans she hasn't quit the E4 show and declared that we can soon expect to see her "eye-rolling my way through series nine"
Lucy said: " I am in this series, I have been filming, so you'll have to kind of wait for that."
She told OK! magazine: "I was kind of hoping that people would miss me, I was kind of hoping that people would notice that I'm not there. I was overwhelmed by the amount of people that said that, so I felt really loved. But it was a good episode."
The MIC regular admitted to "feeling guilty" that she missed out on the fun in Barbados from the opening episode and added: "I have no intention of leaving any time soon and I really enjoy what I do."
Made in Chelsea continues on Monday nights at 9pm on E4.
Browse pictures of this year's official cast - all ruddy 30 of 'em - below...