TOWIE's Sam Faiers thanks fans as Joey Essex calls her his "baby"

Published Thursday, Apr 3 2014, 11:43 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Only Way Is Essex's Sam Faiers has thanked her fans for all their support after she quit the reality show.

Last night, Sam left TOWIE in tears after deciding she wanted to focus on her health and her rekindled relationship with Joey Essex away from the cameras.

TOWIE's Sam Faiers thanks fans in an ITV video message - 3 April 2014


Following her final scenes, Sam recorded a special message for her supporters - while Joey took to Twitter saying how "proud" he is of his girlfriend.

Joey tweeted: "I'm so proud of her. Well done my baby x."
In her video message, which was posted on the TOWIE website, Sam said: "I just want to say that I've had the most amazing time, I can't thank everyone - my cast members, my friends and my family - [enough].

"Where I am today is just amazing. Thank you and I love you all and thank you for all the support you've given me. It's been amazing."

Sam Faiers' exit scene on eleventh season finale of TOWIE, aired 2 April 2014


Sam's co-stars, including close friend Ferne McCann, have also been sending tweets about how much they are going to miss her.

Ferne said: "I have so much admiration 4 my darling friend @SamanthaFaiers, she has given so much dedication to @OnlyWayIsEssex. Sad to see her go, love you."

Gemma Collins also tweeted: "So sad to see my beautiful friend leave tonight @SamanthaFaiers. I wish her so much happiness with work and @JoeyEssex_ so much love to you x."

Sam Faiers' exit scene on eleventh season finale of TOWIE, aired 2 April 2014


Sam's former TOWIE co-stars also sent tweets, with Mark Wright saying: "Congratulations to @SamanthaFaiers for her amazing efforts on Towie from the start.

"Good luck in the future with career, happiness and health."

Lucy Mecklenburgh said: "Good Luck @SamanthaFaiers on your new journey!! Family, Health & Happiness come 1st ... Love u lots x."

Unfortunately, Sam's departure from TOWIE was however bittersweet, as she has since said she felt "disappointed" with the editing of her final scenes.

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