After weeks of speculation it was confirmed last week that Amy Childs had quit BAFTA winning show TOWIE in favour of pursuing other work. As one of the most popular characters from the show, I wonder what effect it will have on viewing figures!
The bosses of TOWIE banned her from taking part in Celebrity Big Brother as they want their cast to remain normal and “real people.” Err, too late I think! Have they not seen all the constant press on the TOWIE crew?
What will the show be without our favourite vajazzler? Her former co-star James aka Arg doesn’t think that her departure will make much difference to the show. “In series two she was only in it now and then and series two was just as big as series one, if not bigger. Obviously Amy will be missed but I think from how series two was received it proves the show is more than capable of carrying on without her.”
Personally I think the cast have all just gotten a little bit too big for their boots. The best thing about TOWIE was the simplicity of it yet throughout the summer all we have seen are the cast posing on holiday, at premieres and promoting a whole host of different products. Not to mention the battle of the TOWIE babes for who looks the best/the skinniest/the most tanned etc etc etc! I don’t see how they can go back to filming TOWIE thinking it will be same because let’s face it they no longer have normal lives.
Well now that Amy is free of TOWIE she is set to appear on the new Big Brother alongside the likes of Kerry Katona and Jedward. She has also already done some TV presenting on ITV’s This Morning which I assume is just the start of her new TV career. As much as I love TOWIE, the fame that these guys have suddenly acquired was of course going to change some things for the show. As for the rumours that bosses are pushing for the show to be on 48 weeks a year like Casualty, the words “too much of a good thing…” definitely come to mind!!! Leave it as it is please so we can cherish the TOWIE moments instead of it being a regular occurrence!