TOWIE beauty Yazmin Oukhellou has quit the ITVBe series, the Sun can exclusively reveal.
The reality star, 28, has decided to walk away from the hit show seven months after being involved in a horrific car crash that killed her boyfriend Jake McLean.
InstagramYazmin has decided to leave Towie after a difficult year[/caption]
She and Jake were involved in a crash that tragically killed him last July
An insider tells us: “Yaz has decided to step away from the next series of Towie and focus on recovering from the trauma of what she has been through over the last year.
“She needed a break after everything to process what’s happened, so she has decided to leave the show and will not be in the next series.
“The door is always open for her to return, and Towie bosses were keen not to lose her but totally respected her wishes and want her to put herself first.
“They would love to have her back in the future, so watch this space.”
The Sun has contacted a spokesperson for Towie and a rep for Yazmin for comment.
Yaz joined the show in 2017 and dated James Lock in her early days on the series.
News of Yazmin quitting comes as it was revealed Pete Wicks has also left the hit series earlier today.
The star, 34, is stepping away because he believes he has outgrown the ITVBe series.
A source told MailOnline: “Pete is a hugely loved member of Towie both among viewers and the cast.
“But it’s time for him to move on now, he’s slightly older than the rest of the cast, and he’s hoping to achieve more in his career after being on the show for such a long time.”
Yazmin Oukhellou/InstagramYaz will not appear in the next series[/caption]
Pete has also left the show after feeling he had ‘outgrown’ itRex