'Dull' Ricky Rayment and Jasmin Walia axed from TOWIE
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 May 2015
Ricky Rayment and Jasmin Walia have both been axed from 'The Only Way Is Essex' for being too dull while Mario Falcone's future on the show still hangs in the balance
Ricky Rayment and Jasmin Walia were reportedly axed from 'The Only Way Is Essex' for being too dull.
The 24-year-old hunk is said to have agreed to leave the ITVBe show by "mutual consent" while Jasmin quit earlier this year after bosses refused to let her 'Ex on the Beach' star boyfriend join but it's now been claimed they were sacked for being too boring.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "They review the cast every series and it was simply a case of these cast members had run out of mileage and weren't really connected to the others anymore."
Ricky - who previously dated co-star Jessica Wright - has seen his airtime reduced considerably after he struck up a relationship with 'Geordie Shore' star Marnie Simpson who cannot appear on the show as it clashes with her MTV contract while Jasmin's boyfriend Ross Worswick was also rejected.
Meanwhile, Mario Falcone - who was suspended and banned from filming the upcoming Marbella special for promoting diet pills on social media - is expected to make a return later this year.
An insider said: "Bosses knew Mario had been promoting the diet pills online for a while and he had been warned, they didn't just suspend him straight away.
"However, he is very apologetic and he's still a favourite on the show. He probably will be back when his suspension is over but a decision will be made after the Marbella special."
ITV bosses are now said to be keen to focus on new stars including Chloe Lewis and her on/off boyfriend Jake Hall.