Exclusive: TOWIE's Bobby Norris and Danielle Armstrong: "We missed Jess Wright, Ferne McCann"

Published Friday, Feb 26 2016, 12:52 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
TOWIE stars Bobby Norris and Danielle Armstrong have admitted they were quite "sad" to film without their BFFs Ferne McCann and Jessica Wright.

Ahead of TOWIE's 17th series, both Jess and Ferne announced they had left the show. We're not sure we'll ever get used to the girls no longer being on our screens with the rest of our Essex faves and it sounds like even their co-stars are getting withdrawal symptoms.

Catching up with Danielle and Bobby, they told Reveal they really noticed Jess and Ferne's absence in Gran Canaria recently. Like us, the duo are really sad to see them go...

Bobby Norris and Danielle Armstrong outside ITV Studios, 26th February 2016

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Jessica Wright and Ferne McCann, Marbella
4 June

© Instagram / @jesswright77

Speaking about their time in Gran Canaria, Bobby said: "We had such a nice time. It was only 10 of us that went over there, but it was a nice group and we had a bit of bonding. Me and Dan really noticed, though, that we had lost Jess and Ferne when we touched down. We were part of a villa crew, us and them, so we always slept together - not in the biblical sense - but we kind of noticed them not being there.

"It was sad, but we did have each other to get through it," Bobby added. "When people click off one by one over the series, you always notice it. They're still part of our clique, but this was the first time a few had all gone at the same time."

Ferne was the first to announce she was taking a break from TOWIE, following her stint on I'm A Celebrity last year. While she has said she will never "completely close the door" on the show, she does now want to explore other opportunities.

Not only has she been trying her hand at radio on Capital FM, Ferne has also become a regular face on This Morning presenting their showbiz segment.

Jess, meanwhile, revealed she was leaving earlier this month. After five years on The Only Way Is Essex and 16 series, Jess told fans she thinks it is "now time to step away" from the show.


Danielle Armstrong and Bobby Cole Norris talk to TOWIE Twitter account in Gran Canaria
19 February 2016

© Twitter / @onlywayisessex

Despite not having Jess and Ferne to enjoy their latest trip away with, Danni and Bobby were accompanied by Chloe Sims, James Lock, Pete Wicks and Liam Blackwell.

Two of TOWIE's couples, Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallet and Dan Edgar and Kate Wright, also joined them, as well as two new girls, Chloe Meadows and Courtney Green, who sound like they have already caused a bit of a stir.

While Chloe has sparked romance rumours with Mike Hassini, Courtney has been flirting with Lockie and annoying Danni while doing so.

She admitted she found it hard seeing Lockie with other girls and that led to her falling out with Pete.

Cue the usual Essex drama...

TOWIE returns to screens this Sunday 28 February at 10pm on ITVBe.

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