EXCLUSIVE TOWIE spokesperson confirms to Now that Charlie Sims and Ferne McCann split up after he gave her shock ultimatum

It’s official. We’ve got sad news – it’s been confirmed our favourite TOWIE couple Charlie Sims and Ferne McCann HAVE split up after he gave her an ultimatum: ‘It’s me or the show.’

A close friend of the couple has revealed to us that Ferne, 24, is heartbroken after Charlie, 23, took to Twitter to reveal he’s quit the show this morning and hinted at his break-up with her, Tweeting: ‘So sad to not loose one but two people you love dearly to a TV show.’

Ferne is really shocked and upset he would put her in this position as she loves being on TOWIE,’ reveals our source. ‘She has been proactively encouraging him to make amends with his sister Chloe [Sims] and his family but the fact everyone wrongly thinks she is to blame for Charlie and Chloe falling out has put a strain on their relationship. Ferne feels he has been unfair to suddenly, and from nowhere, put her in this position and is hoping he’ll realise this and they’ll make it up.’

In last night’s TOWIE there was growing tension between Charlie and Chloe, as well as Ferne, and this morning he tweeted: ‘So sad to not loose one but two people you love dearly to a TV show. Everyone can point the finger at me.. But I have morals. And dignity and some sort of self respect. I wish @Chloe_Sims and @fernemccann the best with their lives. But always live knowing you chose the show.’ 

He added: ‘And finally to the @OnlyWayIsEssex… I won’t be taking part anymore. It’s time to grow up and move on. Wish everyone the best on the show!’

Charlie made his return to this current series of TOWIE last month after previously taking a break to focus on his deli which has recently open in Brentwood.

A TOWIE spokesperson confirmed the split to Now, saying: ‘We haven’t been able to film with Charlie for several days because he hasn’t felt comfortable sharing his real life on camera and that is an essential part of being in TOWIE.

‘As such we have decided he will no longer be part of the show; we agree that it wouldn’t be right for him to continue and wish him well in the future.’

We’re really sad guys… 

WATCH! Watch Ferne McCann show us around Charlie’s deli



Amy Brookbanks