The Only Way Is Essex: Two stars set to leave

itv2-smallTwo of The Only Way Is Essex‘s biggest stars, Mark Wright and Sam Faiers, are set to depart the ITV2 ‘structured-reality’ series for new opportunities.
The People notes that Wright will leave at the conclusion of the show’s on-going third series.

“Mark is looking at other projects which are bigger than TOWIE so he will be leaving at the end of this series. He considered doing a fourth series but decided against it as it will hold him back over a year.” – ‘Source’ quoted by The People

Faiers is said to be replicating the move made by Amy Childs in quitting the show to join Celebrity Big Brother in January. The newspaper also claims that Sam and her sister Billie are to have their own show centred around their boutique in Essex.

The Only Way Is Essex airs Sunday’s and Wednesday’s on ITV 2.