Charlie King quits The Only Way Is Essex

Published Monday, Sep 9 2013, 14:14 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
TOWIE's Charlie King has quit The Only Way Is Essex, he confirmed to fans today.

Charlie announced news of his departure on Twitter, explaining that the time has come to "move on to other things."

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He said: "I had an amazing time on TOWIE and will miss it deeply. The time has come to move on to other things.

"It has been an amazing near 2 years and I will cherish the memories. I want to thank you ALL for the support and I will see you soon I'm sure X."

Charlie was first introduced on the show last year during series four as Gemma Collins' boyfriend.

Bobby Cole Norris and Charlie King in TOWIE


Since, viewers have seen him enjoy a brief romance with Danni Park-Dempsey and Jasmin Walia, and have also witnessed his growing friendship with best mate Bobby Norris.

Posting a photo of himself with Bobby, Charlie added: "Gonna miss this boy so much! I'm so pleased I shared this experience with @BobbyCNorris - love u man x."

Co-star Jessica Wright responded to the news, saying: "So saddened by this Charlie. Really am you're such a lovely person you will be missed so much x."

Lil Chris said: "Truly one of the nicest people I have ever meet @CharlieKing85 #mates4life."

Meanwhile, former co-star Debbie Douglas, who quit the show March this year, said: "@CharlieKing85 you have been a true inspiration to all you have met and a role model to those who have watched you. #kindheart #kindsoul."

The new series of TOWIE will return next month, with a two-part special in Vegas.

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