Lucy Mecklenburgh Talks About Towie Exit
Former scripted reality star admits she'd had enough of life in the fishbowl...
"As you saw in the Christmas episode of Towie, I have left the show," she explained.
"It was a massive decision for me but I've been on the show since I was 19.
"I've grown up in front of the camera, got engaged, broken up, got cheated on, had my heart broken, watched my ex with a new girlfriend and it's all got a bit too much!"
And she confessed that she had made her decision at the end of the previous series.
"When series 10 finished, something just clicked in my head and I thought, 'It's time for me to have a break'."
She also revealed that her move had surprised her ex-BF Mario Falcone.
"The only way I can get properly over Mario is to get away from him. Mario was really shocked and told me he didn't expect it.
"I managed to keep it a secret from everyone because I wanted the scene where I told him I'm going to be completely genuine.
"I haven't spoken to him since, which is a good thing. I feel like there's closure."
Lucy caused a stir on Twitter last month with a selfie of her bum.