KATE Wright has quit Towie, The Sun’s Bizarre column can exclusively reveal.|
The 25-year-old reality star will bow out of the ITVBe show at the end of this series to focus on her business ventures.
A source said: “Kate has been so busy recently with launching her new business ventures and doesn’t have the time to commit to the show.
“She is grateful for everything Towie has given her but will now be focusing her attention on launching her new bikini line.
“She knows that the door is always open for her to return.”
The sizzling babe plans to put her enviable curves to good use by launching a swimwear range later this year.
Kate is rumoured to be dating ex-football player Rio Ferdinand after The Sun revealed that had enjoyed a string of secret dates.
Kate has been linked to Rio Ferdinand after several dates.
The pair was first linked in January and sources claim they met up in Dubai last week—though reps later denied this.
Before dating Rio she was in a relationship with fellow Towie star Dan Edgar for six years before calling time on their romance in 2016.
Earlier this year Dan revealed he still had feelings for Kate, he said: “It didn’t work out.
“We’re good friends. I haven’t spoken to her for afew weeks.
“I was with Kate for a long time so I think there will always be feelings there. She has an amazing body.”
Kate joined Towie in 2015 along with friend Mike Hassini.
The Essex babe made her first appearance during a Marbella trip where she strode out in a bikini.
She was already pals with Gemma Collins and Chloe Lewis before joining the show.
A spokesperson for production company Lime Pictures said: “Kate has informed producers that she may take an extended break after filming for this series wraps.
“We fully support this decision and will keep in close contact with Kate so we can mutually decide if and when a return is appropriate. We wish her well in her future projects.”
A rep for Kate declined to comment.