Dino and Georgio axed from TOWIE

Maria Fowler

Maria Fowler also faces the chop from 'TOWIE'

Dino and Georgio Georgiades have been axed from 'The Only Way Is Essex' after not proving as popular with viewers as show bosses had originally hoped.

Dino and Georgio Georgiades have been axed from 'The Only Way Is Essex'.

The pint-sized twins - who joined the ITV2 reality show during the third series - have been given the chop by programme bosses after not proving to be the hit with viewers they had initially hoped.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Poor Dino and Georgio. They thought 'TOWIE' would put them in the big time but it hasn't worked out."

However, the Italian-Greek hunks aren't the only 'TOWIE' stars who won't be returning for a fourth series in early 2012, as Sam Faiers, Maria Fowler, Lauren Pope and Harry Derbridge have also reportedly been axed from the ITV2 show due to their storylines coming to a "natural end".

An insider recently said: "There is a big 'TOWIE' shake-up happening for series four. Bosses are keen to keep the format fresh. Producers have already been scouting for great people around Essex.

"Producers are keen to make series four as exciting as possible. Series three was the highest rated so far and they're keen to build on that."

However, Lauren 'Popey' Pope - the ex-girlfriend of central character Kirk Norcross, who recently quit the show - admitted while she thinks programme chiefs will make a cut, she would "love" to appear in the fourth season of 'TOWIE'.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "To be honest I think they will make a cut but they haven't even decided yet so I don't know where they're getting specific names from.

"When the Christmas season has gone, they are going to see how that goes, and see what's going on with everyone and then decide. But I hope not because I love taking part in 'TOWIE'."


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