Joey Essex 'Made TOWIE Quit Threat'
Star's appeal for more pay reported to have fallen on deaf ears...
The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex is reported to have been on the verge of quitting the scripted reality show over pay.
The 22-year-old is claimed by The Sun to have put himself at loggerheads with the show's producers - who want to keep paying all the cast members the same rate.
A source said: "Joey is one of the biggest stars on TOWIE and with that comes a lot of pressure, which he sometimes finds hard to take.
"His people asked bosses for an enhanced deal in order for him to stay, but producers held firm. Sam told him she really wanted him to stay on the show, and he has now agreed to return."
Joey and fiancé Sam Faiers were recently seen getting engaged during a trip to Dubai.