Sam Faiers is set to quit The Only Way Is Essex this week, it's been claimed.
One of the few remaining original cast members, Sam is set to bow out on Wednesday night following the current season's finale.
The Sun newspaper report that Sam wants to leave the show to help her relationship with on and off boyfriend, and former fiance, Joey Essex, who quit the series last year.
A pal told the tabloid this weekend: “She feels it’s time to go. She’s had a great time but doesn’t want to have relationships just for air time.
"She’s looking forward to her relationship not being there for everyone to judge.”
According to the publication, show bosses are hoping to remain on good terms with Sam and want her to return in future episodes, such as when sister Billie gives birth.
For now, TOWIE continues tonight from 10PM on ITV2.
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