ITV have confirmed Chloe Sims’s sister, Demi, is joining the cast of ‘The Only Way is Essex’.
In a bid to refresh the long-running reality series, several regulars have departed the ITVBe show – including Jon Clark, Chloe Lewis and Yazmin Oukhellou’s brother Adam Oukhellou – but Demi will appear as a fresh face for the upcoming 24th series.
A spokesperson said:
“Demi will be appearing in the forthcoming series.”
A message on the ‘TOWIE’ Twitter account also confirmed the news, with the account tweeting a mock WhatsApp group chat featuring the current cast members.
Several stars then ‘left the chat’, and Demi was added in before simply posting a smiley face.
The tweet’s caption read:
“Are the rumours true?! There’s big news coming out of Essex #groupchat #gossip #departures #arrivals #newcomers #friends #enemies #relationships #breakups #hello #goodbye #thankunext #changeiscoming #TOWIEisgettinglouder (sic)”
A ‘TOWIE’ spokesman said:
“Every series we review our cast to ensure we’re following the lives of those who are most interesting and willing to share their real lives and relationship highs and lows.
“A number of cast have been notified that they’re not being contracted for the start of series 24 as we look to bring in some fresh new faces, however we’ve always maintained that cast can return as and when the timing is right for them and the show.
“It’s how TOWIE has stayed so fresh and exciting for nearly a decade.
“We remain grateful to every single cast member that has featured in TOWIE and contributed to its huge success.”
Chloe recently confirmed she had left ‘TOWIE’, admitting her “life isn’t’ in it anymore”.
She wrote on Instagram:
“After a long 4 years on The only way is Essex, I’m happy to announce that I have decided to leave the show. My life isn’t in it anymore & I feel as if its the right time for me to move on to other things. I’ve had a wonderful time being part of the cast on the show & have made friends for life, I really Couldn’t of got through the last year without my Courtney & Chlo. Absolute true gems!
“Towie has brought me such amazing opportunities & I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s taught me so much & made me who I am today. Thank you for everyone’s amazing support over the years & truly am very grateful. The best thing I’ve learnt in this crazy world, is to be strong & to follow your heart. So here we go (sic)”