TOWIE fans have noticed Charlie's absence from the series in recent weeks and now we can confirm that he has deliberately been giving filming a miss.
Although his girlfriend Ferne McCann continues to appear in front of the cameras, Charlie has given the show a sidestep - and rumour has it, it's because of Ferne's recent rows with his sister Chloe Sims.
A source tells Reveal: "Charlie really needed some time away from TOWIE after the drama involving Ferne and Chloe. It all got a bit much for him to be honest."
However, a TOWIE rep has insisted there is a less dramatic reason for his absence from the programme.
"Charlie is taking a break from filming TOWIE to concentrate on his new deli in Essex, but he's in close contact with the production team and hopes to return in the not too distant future," the spokesperson said.
Charlie's fans will be delighted, as many have been asking him on Twitter about where he has gone!
Yesterday, Charlie put a big smile on Ferne's face after deciding to finally have his curtains haircut chopped off.
Since then, Ferne has been pictured in Charlie's Deli with her boyfriend - and told fans how happy she is with his new look.
Looking forward to seeing you - and your new hair - back on the show soon, Charl!
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