Lucy Mecklenburgh 'Quitting Towie'
Scripted reality show star reportedly leaving after this year's festive special...
The scripted reality star has been branching out into modelling work in recent months and now The Sun claims that she wants to concentrate on her fitness business - and try her luck over in Los Angeles.
A friend of Lucy's told The Sun: "Lucy has loved her time in Towie but she is ready to move on.
"Ten series is a lot for anyone. The show seemed obsessed with raking up the past and all Lucy wants to do is look to the future.
"Her fitness business BootyCamp With Lucy has really taken off and she wants to devote more time to that."
She is reportedly planning to jet to LA early in the new year to see about work opportunities across the pond.
"Lucy loves LA. The lifestyle over there is what she dreams of," her pal continued.
"And she fits in really well, with her healthy body and beautiful face.
"LA is what Essex longs to be. She's very excited about the future."
Joey Essex is also leaving the show after the Xmas special.