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Made In Chelsea news: Ollie Locke quits after focus on sexuality?

by Francesca Menato ,
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Series veteran Ollie Locke has announced he's going the way of Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor before him and bidding farewell to the BAFTA-winning TV show Made In Chelsea, apparently after producers focused too heavily on his sexuality.

Ollie Locke has reportedly announced he's due to be the next Made In Chelsea cast member to leave the award winning show.

The fake-tanned star is the latest in a line of original cast members to move on from the programme.

There are only a few from the original cast left now, and the exit is a big blow for producers off the back of Millie Mackintosh's departure.

Ollie is a viewers' favourite and will be sorely missed from the show - he's apparently set to leave at the end of this season.

A source told TV Biz: “He’s been in the show since the beginning and it will always be a big part of his life - but the time was right to move on."

The 28-year-old's storylines on the show tend to focus around his sexuality and sex life. Despite publishing a book about the topic, he has apparently grown tired of talking about it.

The insider continued: “He’s become sick of the constant questioning over his sexuality. They really tried to persuade him to stay but he’d made his mind up to go, which everyone respected.

“A lot of new characters have been brought in this season and Ollie hasn’t been in it as much."

Close pal of Binky and Cheska, two other original cast members, bisexual Ollie is all set to start pursuing a TV career, independent of the show.

Ollie understands why there have been so many new people introduced into the show, “but having rejected a number of TV offers in the past, a few things have come up that are too good to turn down."

The source added: “As they were filming the current series, he told his bosses this would be his last and they were disappointed.

“He’s had a great time doing the show but is now looking forward to pursuing other projects.

“There are bound to be lots of tears at the wrap party. He’s a very likeable guy on set.”

With Ollie and Millie both leaving the show, the original cast members have been reduced to super villain Spencer Matthews, joker Jamie Laing, gal pals Binky Felstead and Cheska Hull, and let’s not forget lynch-pin Rosie Fortescue.

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