Danielle Armstrong confirms TOWIE exit
Danielle Armstrong has confirmed she has quit 'The Only Way is Essex' after having an explosive row with ex James Lock in her final episode before the pair made up and went their separate ways
Danielle Armstrong has quit 'The Only Way is Essex'.
The blonde beauty confirmed her departure from the ITVBe show following last night's (19.12.16) Essexmas special, in which she clashed with ex-boyfriend James Lock for one final time before admitting she feels "really sad" to have left the reality series.
In a video posted on the ITV website after the episode, she said: "I said goodbye to 'The Only Way Is Essex', it is really sad, I feel really emotional today.
"I just want everyone to know that this is something I have been thinking about for the last month, six weeks, and I feel like all the viewers that loves the show has seen me and James and our whole mental relationship.
"Go from the makeups, the breakups, the tears, the dramas, everything.
"The last thing I wanted was to leave tonight knowing we didn't leave things on good terms."
Danielle - who is dating former Millwall footballer Danny Spiller - is rumoured to be entering the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house in January, and she admitted to being "excited" about a new chapter in her life.
She said: "I've got my shop that's going from strength to strength and I have met someone new, that I'm excited about, it's still very early days but I can see it going somewhere too.
"I just think sometimes change is good. I'm excited for this next chapter in my life.
"The girls get it, they know I'm happy they can see that I've got things to look forward to so I'm pleased that we managed to have that little girlie chat tonight."
During the festive episode, Danielle and James had an explosive row, but both later admitted their relationship wasn't to be before wishing each other well.
He told her: "I do wish you all the best, I mean that.
"I'm sure you're going to go off and have the fairytale ending you've always wanted and I wish that for you."
Danielle - who has appeared in 'TOWIE' since 2013's series 10 - then kissed him on the cheek before getting into a waiting car with tears in her eyes.