The Made in Chelsea star's girlfriend was asked to join the show but didn't want to

We were left devastated after finding out one of our Made in Chelsea favourites, Stevie Johnson, announced he would be leaving the E4 series.

The loveable 26-year old gave his reasons for quitting the show in an emotional message posted to his blog at the weekend, but a source told Now that Stevie is ACTUALLY making his exit from the show to concentrate on his relationship with Cressida Stewart.

‘The producers were pushing for Cressida to be on the show, but her and Stevie decided it wasn’t the right decision,’ a source told Now. ‘Cressida doesn’t want the attention and Stevie knew that if he stayed it would put strain on their relationship. It was a tough call as Stevie loved being part of the cast but Cressida is more important to him. He quit to be with her.’

It’s no secret the pair have been private about their romance and Stevie has previously called his girlfriend of 10 months a ‘game-changer’ and has described their relationship as ‘the most serious one ever’ – and now is choosing to put love first ahead of the show. Awhh!

The TV star exclusively revealed to Now that his limited presence on MIC last season was because Cressida turned down E4 TV bosses. He told us: ‘It’s just one of those things where the show has been very keen for her to do it and while she’s never ruled it out, we’re in a really good place right now and she wants to focus on her career.

‘I didn’t want to push her to do that sort of thing if she didn’t want to do it and my relationship comes ahead of Made In Chelsea.

‘But it’s good as well, because I am at a stage where I’m 26 now so I need to start taking things a little bit more seriously. There are a few projects that I’ve been working on that I really want to get off the ground this summer.”

This isn’t completely suprising as the likes of former Made in Chelsea star, Hugo Taylor famously said that Made in Chelsea will ruin any relationship

On his blog post, Stevie wrote: ‘A slightly different post from me today, and a difficult one at that. I’ll try to keep this brief. Unfortunately, after an incredible three years, I am stepping down from my role on Made In Chelsea.

‘It is a sad moment for me, but I believe [it’s] the right decision going forward.

‘I cannot offer the show as much as I used to, and whilst I always enjoyed having my whole life on camera for the viewers to see, I don’t want to continue if I can only give 50%.’

‘With the others filming in LA, it seems like the right time to walk away, for both myself and the show. It would be a hard transition to return having sat out of an incredible series abroad.

‘I never believed the show would go on to be as successful as it has, and I am privileged to have been a part of it.

‘A massive thank you to everyone one of you that has tuned in to laugh with (or at) us, cry with us, and support us. Sure, it did take a few seasons for people on Twitter to stop calling me asexual, but I got there in the end.’

Oh Stevie, we will miss you!

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