Lauren Goodger "quits TOWIE for Dancing On Ice"
The Essex girl is said to be following in the footsteps of a number of her former co-stars and leaving to join another TV programme.
TOWIE representatives told MailOnline: "I can confirm Lauren Goodger will be taking a break and won't appear in the next series of The Only Way Is Essex."
Lauren, 25, will make her final appearance on tonight's season finale - though there will be scope for her to return at some point in the future.
A source told The Sun: "Lauren knows she is not an integral part of TOWIE anymore, so she’s decided to jump ship.
"An opportunity to do Dancing On Ice came along and she's jumped at the chance."
Mark and Amy both went on to score their own reality shows, but they haven't proved hugely successful.
Let's hope Lauren's ice skating in glittery skin-tight outfits will make her more popular with the public.