Ricci and Dan quit 'Geordie Shore'
Ricci Guarnaccio and Dan Thomas-Tuck have called time on their 'Geordie Shore' careers
Ricci Guarnaccio and Dan Thomas-Tuck have quit 'Geordie Shore'.
The 26-year-old Italian stallion has left the MTV reality series after two years on the programme, and admits his departure will now allow co-star and on/off partner Vicky Pattison an opportunity to "do her own thing" on the show after the pair shared a fiery relationship in the house.
He said: "After four series on 'Geordie Shore', I feel like it's now my time to finally move on. This past series has been particularly tough for me, especially publicly broadcasting my relationship with Vicky, which has definitely had its ups and downs.
"I'm happy now to let Vicky do her thing on the show and to move onto other things for myself out of the 'Geordie Shore' house."
Granny-grabber Dan, 19, has also called time on his 'Geordie Shore' career after just one year on the show - on which he has become known for his love of older women - and admits his co-stars have become a "second family" to him.
He explained: "'Geordie Shore' continues to be an amazing part of my life, meeting mint people in and out the house and visiting fantastic places and countries.
"I'm really gonna miss living with everyone as they're like a second family to me, especially the lads. 'Geordie Shore' was a once in a lifetime experience and I'm so grateful for having been given such an incredible opportunity by MTV.
"I've decided not to head to Australia with the rest of the crew and am staying in Newcastle where in intend to pursue some exciting personal projects and to continue to chase MILF's!"
Geordie Shore's Vicky, Charlotte Crosby, Sophie Kasaei, Holly Hagan, Gaz Beadle, James Tindale and Scott Timlin will all be heading to the sunny shores of Australia to film Series 6 exclusively for MTV.