TOWIE bosses axe 10 cast members from show in biggest cull ever… so who is getting the chop?

TOWIE stars Courtney Green and Chloe Meadows are the biggest casualties in the ITVBe show’s mass cull, MailOnline can reveal.

The best pals, who joined the series in 2015, have been axed in a huge bid to breathe new life into the long-running reality show after a ratings slump.

Harry Lee, 26, Kelsey Stratford, 20, and Clelia Theodorou, 26, are also tipped to leave, while Chloe Brockett, 20, is still yet to learn her fate.

Axed: TOWIE stars Courtney Green and Chloe Meadows are the biggest casualties in the ITVBe show's mass cull, MailOnline can reveal

Axed: TOWIE stars Courtney Green and Chloe Meadows are the biggest casualties in the ITVBe show’s mass cull, MailOnline can reveal 

But MailOnline can confirm Amber Turner, 28, a divisive figure among fans, is safe, as well as TOWIE veteran James Lock, 34, who first joined the series in 2013.

Original cast member Amy Childs, 31, who rejoined the series in 2020, will also remain on the show. 

A source said: ‘Courtney and Chloe are gutted, they thought they were part of the furniture. But bosses feel the ruthless cull was needed to shake up the show.

‘Many of the stars are yet to be told ahead of meetings scheduled with producers today and are preparing themselves for the worst. It will be devastating for so many of them.’

The axing of Courtney and Chloe comes after TOWIE bosses confirmed the next series of the reality show will focus on a ‘smaller group of cast members.’ 

MailOnline has contacted a TOWIE representative for comment. 

'Devastating': The best pals, who joined the series in 2015, have been axed in a huge bid to breathe new life into the long-running reality show after a ratings slump

‘Devastating’: The best pals, who joined the series in 2015, have been axed in a huge bid to breathe new life into the long-running reality show after a ratings slump 

Cast members such as Pete Wicks, Bobby Norris and Chloe Brockett are yet to be informed about their futures on the show, with bosses continuing Zoom talks on Thursday. 

On Wednesday night, in a statement released to social media, TOWIE confirmed: ‘After more than 10 fabulous years following the lives of our ever-growing cast, TOWIE will be evolving with some changes.

‘As it looks ahead to future series, the next instalment of our BAFTA award winning show returns to Essex to follow a smaller group of cast members.’

‘This change allows our cast more time to film their real lives, showing more of their personal passions and professions, alongside their strong bonds and dynamics with family and friends,’ producers expanded.

‘Those who won’t appear regularly on screen next series will always be part of the TOWIE family and we wholeheartedly thank them for sharing their lives with us in recent years.’ 

Gone: Clelia Theodorou, who first joined the series as Dan Edgar's love interest, is also leaving the show, as well as Harry Lee, famed for his romances with Chloe Brockett and Frankie Sims

Gone: Clelia Theodorou, who first joined the series as Dan Edgar’s love interest, is also leaving the show, as well as Harry Lee, famed for his romances with Chloe Brockett and Frankie Sims 

Moving on: Chloe, pictured far left, has been dropped from the show, as well as Courtney and Clelia, while Amber, will remain on the series

Moving on: Chloe, pictured far left, has been dropped from the show, as well as Courtney and Clelia, while Amber, will remain on the series 

In a reminder to TOWIE viewers to be kind to the stars of the show, they said: ‘As always, their wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and we will continue to offer welfare support if needed to all past and present TOWIE cast.

‘We ask and urge all our viewers to think before commenting below, and remember that #ThesePeopleAreAllReal.’

Tommy Mallet, 28, who will star alongside Georgia Kousoulou, 30, in a new breakout series that follows their lives as new parents, said in the comments: ‘Hope everyone’s okay.’

Liam Gatsby, 32, who is believed to still be on the show as it moves into its 29th series, said: ‘Lets go.’ 

'Smaller group': On Wednesday, TOWIE confirmed: 'After more than 10 fabulous years following the lives of our ever-growing cast, TOWIE will be evolving with some changes'

‘Smaller group’: On Wednesday, TOWIE confirmed: ‘After more than 10 fabulous years following the lives of our ever-growing cast, TOWIE will be evolving with some changes’ 

'Thank you': 'Those who won't appear regularly on screen next series will always be part of the TOWIE family and we wholeheartedly thank them for sharing their lives with us in recent years', the statement continued

‘Thank you’: ‘Those who won’t appear regularly on screen next series will always be part of the TOWIE family and we wholeheartedly thank them for sharing their lives with us in recent years’, the statement continued 

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