Jess Wright has announced today she’s quit TOWIE.

After five years on the ITVBe reality show, the original cast member shared the sad news in a personal video message on Twitter.

The 30-year-old explains: ‘I just want to let you know that after five amazing years on The Only Way Is Essex it’s time for me to step away. I’ve had thee best time and I’d like to thank you all for your support. You will be seeing me soon and I’ll still be keeping you up to date with all the goss in Essex.’

Watch the full video HERE.

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Obviously we are super sad about one of our favourite reality stars leaving one of the best shows, but is this a sign of a different career path. Should we be ready for Jess Wright: popstar!?

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Still, is anyone else completely GUTTED by this news?

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