The Only Way is Out of Essex: Maria Fowler and Harry Derbridge are the latest stars to hang up their TOWIE shoes
First Amy Childs moved on to pastures new, then Mark Wright and Kirk Norcross left The Only Way Is Essex for bigger things.
Now Maria Fowler and Harry Derbridge have become the latest stars to turn their backs on the reality show which catapulted them to fame.
Glamour model Maria, 25, has decided to not return to the show after three seasons so she can embark on a 'new chapter'.
Moving on: Maria Fowler has become the latest star to leave The Only Way Is Essex
The glamour model joined the programme in 2010, initially as a supporting role.
But her long locks and busty figure has ensured she's been a favourite with viewers.
Since starring on the show she has seen her profile rise and is often spotted out and about on the town.
Her former co-star Amy Childs has launched her own programme since quitting the series, while Mark Wright chose to leave to star on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Announcement: The glamour model took to Twitter to reveal she will be leaving the programme after three seasons
He has since gone on to pick up TV hosting duties – and now Kirk Norcross can currently be seen competing on another reality series, Celebrity Big Brother.
And it appears Maria also has her eyes firmly set on big things now she is departing the show.
Taking to her Twitter.com page she reveals she has already been holding talks with producers about her next step.
She writes: 'I Would like to be the first to announce… After a rollercoaster year and after meeting with producers today we have decided that my time on TOWIE has come to an end..
Also leaving: Teenager Harry Derbridge announced he is to leave the show shortly after Maria took to Twitter to reveal the news
'I am happy to be leaving the show on a high after 3 series and feel I am embarking on a new chapter in my life with exciting projects both personal and professional.
'Thank you for all your support during my time on the show and I hope to continue to keep you all entertained throughout 2012!! Xx'
And show director Mark McQueen has already congratulated her on the social networking site.
He wrote: 'Good luck Maria in what you do next,' to which she replied: 'Thanks marky.'
And she's not the only one who won't be returning for season four.
Reality star: The 25-year-old is looking forward to her 'next chapter' now she's decided to walk out on the programme
Teenager Derbridge, who is Childs' cousin, has also announced he's leaving.
He writes on Twitter: 'Hiya! I really did not want you to all find out so soon but its out there, I am not in TOWIE anymore as I am moving onto different things.
'Thank you all for your support and keep following and checking out, and I will see you on all on tv again very soon.'
The news about the 17-year-old comes amid rumours show bosses were struggling to find storylines for him following the departure of Childs.
Rumours are also rife that Harry and Maria's co-stars Sam Faiers and Lauren Pope are thought to have been given the chop by producers to make way for new talent.
A source recently said: 'There is a big 'TOWIE' shake-up happening for series four. Bosses are keen to keep the format fresh. Producers have already been scouting for great people around Essex.
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'Producers are keen to make series four as exciting as possible. Series three was the highest rated so far and they're keen to build on that.'
Last week Maria also revealed she intends to marry her footballer boyfriend Lee Croft, despite only dating for four months.
She told Reveal magazine: 'We have not been together long but we talk about our future every day. I've never felt like this about anyone before.'