Announcing the news via Twitter this afternoon, James revealed he has decided to leave Geordie Shore after tearing up the 'Toon with his co-stars since the show first aired in 2011.
He tweeted: "I've decided to leave Geordie Shore! It's been an amazing few years and have memories I'll never forget. But now moving on to new things."
Despite wanting to wait until series ten - his last series in the show - to announce his news, James explained he had been forced to address his departure early as false rumours had emerged.
"I planned on announcing this with the launch of S10," James continued. "But, have been forced to now as someone decided to spread fake rumours for a couple [of pounds]."
I've decided to leave Geordie Shore! It's been an amazing few years and have memories I'll never forget. But now moving on to new things— James Tindale (@JamesGShore) November 17, 2014
Not elaborating on the rumours, James rounded up his news with a final tweet to reassure fans he would still appear in the next series of the show.
He said: "I'm still in Series 10 but this one is my last! Thank you for all your concern and nice tweets x."
Although James hasn't revealed his reasons for leaving the show just yet, he has suggested the show isn't right for him anymore.
After one Twitter user tweeted James to tell him he thought he had outgrown the show, James replied: "I agree."
James' exit comes as a shock to fans who were quick to tell the Geordie Shore original he would be missed in future series.
His decision to move on comes after his co-star Vicky Pattison recently announced she had quit Geordie Shore a few weeks ago.
Speaking out about her departure, Vicky said she felt there were "more important things" in her life now and she wants to concentrate on her relationship with boyfriend James Morgan.
Unlike James, Vicky won't appear in series 10 and the current series on TV will be her last.
Geordie Shore series nine continues tomorrow night (18 November) at 10pm on MTV.
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