The Essex star is leaving the show

Amy Childs is leaving The Only Way Is Essex to take up other TV offers.

The 21-year-old is said to be in demand from reality shows including Celebrity Big Brother and Strictly Come Dancing, but was reportedly not allowed to pursue the opportunities while she was contracted to TOWIE‘s Lime Pictures

‘I’ve had a brilliant time on TOWIE and loved every minute of it,’ says Amy. ‘I will really miss everyone.

‘I so wanted to stay on, but I’m looking forward to what the future will bring and it’s very exciting.

‘I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal fans for their amazing support.

‘I promise that I will let you know about all my exciting news as soon as I can.’

Amy‘s management are refusing to say whether there’s any truth in reports she’s been offered £200,00 to appear on Channel 5’s newly revamped Celebrity Big Brother later this month.

‘We cannot confirm what her new deal is at this time,’ says Amy‘s manager at CAN Associates, Claire Powell. ‘But it won’t be the last of Amy Childs that’s for sure.’

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