TOWIE: Lydia Bright's mum Debbie is the latest to quit

Debbie

Lydia Bright's mum has become the latest cast member to quit is the only way is Essex.

Debbie Douglas hasn't been seen in the ITV2 series for some weeks now, and this week she explained her absence from the show.

Taking it to twitter, Debbie said: "For everyone who has been asking me where I have been on recent episodes of TOWIE, I have made the decision to leave the show."

The official ITV2 twitter account later confirmed: "Yes, it's true, sadly @DebbieTOWIE is leaving us for now."

Debbie exit is the latest for the flagging reality show which has seen ratings for its eighth series plummet.

Sugar Hut nightclub owner Mick Norcross and son Kirk can have both quit the show this series, and rumour has it is Joey Essex and Sam Faiers will leave after the current run ends.

Writing on Twitter about his decision to walk away from the show (again), Kirk said: "I'm not a character, this is my life & its the way certain situations over the last few weeks have been portrayed which left me with no choice."

The Only Way Is Essex continues on ITV2 tonight, but will it be back for another series?

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