Pete Wicks is reportedly considering quitting The Only Way Is Essex following his split from Megan McKenna.
It follows a number of explosive rows between Pete and Megan, as well as other members of the ITVBe show's cast.
In tonight's latest episode at 10PM on ITVBe, it all kicks off again as Pete clashes this time with Tommy in one of the most explosive arguments of the series so far.
According to The Sun newspaper, Pete may end up deciding to leave the reality show when its current run concludes next month.
"Pete is looking forward to this series coming to an end – it’s been a stressful few weeks and the situation with Megan is beginning to take its toll," a 'friend of Pete's' said.
They explained: “He loves being a part of the show but hasn’t enjoyed watching his break-up play out in front of the nation – not to mention the constant arguments that followed and subsequent fall-outs with pals.
“Sometimes he’s wondered whether it’s all worth it and is currently at odds whether or not to return."
However the pal suggested that the break between the series may see Pete change his mind.
"He hopes he’ll be able to take stock, repair those damaged relationships and return a happier, more positive man," they said.
Series 20 of TOWIE continues Wednesday and Sunday nights on ITVBe at 10PM.