The Only Way Is Essex star Cara Kilbey has quit the ITV2 reality show just weeks after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
The show’s returning to our screens this Sunday and filming started yesterday, without 25-year-old Cara.
Insiders claim that Cara’s decision to leave the show has nothing to do with her two-year driving ban, and she’d actually been planning to leave for months.
A source said: “It was a mutual decision between her and producers. She feels it is the right time to move on.”
Cara was caught driving under the influence of alcohol in the early hours of 12 January.
She was arrested just after midnight on Camden Road, North London, when police officers spotted her driving dangerously in her black Mercedes convertible.
Writing on Twitter following her court appearance on 1 February Cara tweeted: “Finally my court case is over. Pleaded guilty to drink driving and THERE WAS NO CAR CRASH. Hope others can learn from my mistakes.”
Cara’s not the only stars to leave TOWIE this series – Lydia Bright and her boyfriend – Cara’s Brother – Tom Kilbey won’t be returning