Three more TOWIE stars to quit show?

Tom Pearce, James 'Diags' Bennewith and Jasmin Walia have all allegedly decided to leave 'The Only Way is Essex' over low pay

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'The Only Way is Essex' could be set to lose three more of its stars.

Tom Pearce, James 'Diags' Bennewith and Jasmin Walia have reportedly all threatened to leave the ITV2 reality show because they're unhappy with their pay.

A production source told The Sun newspaper: "They couldn't survive on what they earned on the show."

The news comes after it was announced yesterday (30.03.14) that series regular and fan favourite Sam Faiers is allegedly exiting 'TOWIE' to concentrate on rekindling her relationship with her ex-fiancé Joey Essex and her recovery from Crohn's disease.

Diags is said to be planning to reprise his job with British Gas, while high-flyer Tom will go back to his banking role in London and Jasmin is expected to return to being a mortgage adviser at NatWest.

Should the rumour be true, this will be a massive blow for the popular series, which has lost some of its most high-profile characters over the last few years, including Lauren Goodger, Amy Childs, Mark Wright, Mick Norcross and Joey Essex.

Meanwhile, an insider commented about Sam's shock departure: "She feels it's time to go. She's had a great time but doesn't want to have relationships just for air time.

"She's looking forward to her relationship not being there for everyone to judge."

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