Billi Mucklow on quitting TOWIE: 'I just didn't want the circus'

Published Monday, Apr 14 2014, 18:45 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Billi Mucklow has said although she enjoyed her time on TOWIE she's happy to be living her life away from the cameras.

Blonde yoga instructor Billi left the ITV2 show last year after six series, in order to focus on other projects, including opening her own Bikram yoga studios.

And she isn't regretting her decision.

"I did enjoy TOWIE when I started but you have to give up your life to it. I watch it now and I think, 'It's just not me,'" she told The Sun on Sunday.

Billi Mucklow, Frankie Essex's 26th Birthday at SKT Restaurant, 12 September 2013


At the time of her exit, a rep for Billi said: "Billi has made the decision to leave TOWIE as she wishes to concentrate on opening her Bikram Yoga Studio next month as Billi is a qualified and experienced Bikram Yoga instructor and that is her real passion in life."

Although Billi quit TOWIE, the door was left open for her to return in the future, although that doesn't seem likely considering how much she's enjoying life as an ex-reality star.

Ex TOWIE star Billi Mucklow shows off yoga move - 12 March 2014

© Twitter / @billimucklow

Billi quit TOWIE to focus on her yoga business.

Billi, 25, says she "grew up" while on the series and realised she wasn't happy with how she was coming across to the millions of fans who tuned in each week.

"When you're there, you get involved and you have to have a relationship to get the airtime. I just grew up and I realised my life was better than that of the person I was being portrayed as. My reality hit back and I just didn't want the circus."

Now, away from the reality show cameras, the star is happily loved up with West Ham footballer Andy Carroll and focused on her yoga business. She's now hoping to launch a cycling studio business as well.

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