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TOWIE’s Bobby Norris announces he is ‘taking a break’ from show after argument with Harry Derbidge

Bobby Norris has revealed he is taking a break from TOWIE after coming to blows with his ex Harry Derbidge during Sunday’s episode.

Viewers saw Bobby, 34, and Harry, 26, have a heated confrontation in a restaurant after Amy Childs brought them together to try and settle their differences.

Taking to Instagram after the episode aired, Bobby said he was stepping back from the show because his ‘compulsive liar’ ex was trying to ‘rewrite history’.

Drama: Bobby Norris has revealed he is taking a break from TOWIE after coming to blows with his ex Harry Derbidge during Sunday’s episode

He wrote: ‘I am VERY sad and surprised that after 10 years the few cast members that have been around nearly as long as me have a problem in speaking up and telling the TRUTH and helping to have my back (which is a shame as I like to think that I have defended every single one of them in their various break ups and fall outs..) 

‘Well, NO MORE!! People’s true colours have well and truly been shown tonight.. and it is with a heavy heart that I say after 10 years on the show after next weeks episode I am taking a break from #Towie

‘I just cannot be on a show with my compulsive liar ex boyfriend trying to rewrite history and ruining my life as well as turning my friendship group against me..’ 

Harry has been unhappy with Amy carrying on a friendship with his ex, despite the fact their relationship ended seven years ago and Harry is now engaged.

Tension:u00A0Viewers saw Bobby, 34, and Harry, 26, have a heated confrontation in a restaurant after Amy Childs brought them together to try and settle their differences

Tension: Viewers saw Bobby, 34, and Harry, 26, have a heated confrontation in a restaurant after Amy Childs brought them together to try and settle their differences

During Sunday’s episode, Harry said: ‘I do think it’s a bit strange that you two are now buddies. I’m hearing a lot about you.’

Unimpressed, Bobby responded: ‘That we’ve gone furniture shopping? What part don’t you like?’

Harry replied: ‘Cause we never had a good ending. I was thrown under the bus.’

Bobby said: ‘I don’t think you can rewrite history. It’s like trying to say the Titanic never sunk, saying you never cheated on me. I know you cheated on me.’

Post:u00A0Taking to Instagram after the episode aired, Bobby said he was stepping back from the show because his 'compulsive liar' ex was trying to 'rewrite history'

Post: Taking to Instagram after the episode aired, Bobby said he was stepping back from the show because his ‘compulsive liar’ ex was trying to ‘rewrite history’

Reaction:u00A0After confirming he would be taking a break from the show, his co-star Chloe Meadows said: 'Love you Bob, don't leave us'

Reaction: After confirming he would be taking a break from the show, his co-star Chloe Meadows said: ‘Love you Bob, don’t leave us’

Harry acknowledged he slept with his ex-boyfriend but insisted it wasn’t when he and Bobby were together. 

Not believing his former flame, Bobby stormed out of the restaurant and said: ‘Amy I love you, I’ve got a lot of time for you, [to Harry] you’re full of s**t.’

After confirming he would be taking a break from the show, his co-star Chloe Meadows said: ‘Love you Bob, don’t leave us’.

Fellow TOWIE star Georgia Kousoulou wrote: ‘NOOOOO’ while TV personality Lizzie Cundy wrote: ‘Love you Bobs’. 

Bobby wrote: 'It is with a heavy heart that I say after 10 years on the show after next weeks episode I am taking a break from #Towie'

Bobby wrote: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I say after 10 years on the show after next weeks episode I am taking a break from #Towie’

TOWIE fans were left unimpressed with Sunday’s episode as the cast continued to be filmed in bars and restaurants during lockdown.

A message from the cast at the start of the episode informed fans that social venues were opened for the stars to film and social distancing guidelines were adhered to.

But at a time when non-essential businesses are still closed to the public, fans slammed the ‘fakeness’ of the show. 

Venting their frustrations, one viewer said: ‘This episode is embarrassing. Really really cringe. The fakeness knowing everyone else is in lockdown is disgusting’. 

Another said: ‘These venues must have been paid a decent amount of money for them to open just to film whilst we are all stuck at home.’ 

Reaction: At a time when non-essential businesses are still closed to the public, fans slammed the 'fakeness' of the show

Reaction: At a time when non-essential businesses are still closed to the public, fans slammed the ‘fakeness’ of the show

Another viewer fumed: ‘Instead of enjoying #TOWIE I get jealous of all the filming locations and the fact that it’ll be ages before I can do as they are. Think I’d have preferred a lockdown reflected series.’

One fan added: ‘Pubs and gyms are closed because of lockdown yet they can open to film The Only Way Is Essex. What an absolute joke!’

Another said: ‘Anyone else just wanna go sit in a bar with their friends and enjoy a few glasses of wine, good good and great company?’ 

It comes after TOWIE was hit by complaints to Ofcom after the stars were seen visiting pubs and restaurants while the UK is in lockdown during Wednesday’s episode.

According to a report from the government regulatory authority on Wednesday, 64 people have contacted them to complain about the programme since its launch on Sunday night.

Filming: A message from the cast at the start of the episode informed fans that social venues were opened for the stars to film and social distancing guidelines were adhered to

Before the episode began, bosses clarified in a disclaimer that the 28th series was filmed following strict Covid-19 protocols so that the cast and crew are safe.

It read: ‘The show will still be bringing you the cast’s real lives and stories, but to keep everyone safe TOWIE have had to create its own little world to film in.

‘So, although you may see cast in pubs and restaurants, don’t worry because they’ve opened just for the show and have put in lots of extra measures, so Lime Pictures and ITV can still bring you the TOWIE you love safely.’ 

According to a report from The Sun, the complaints to Ofcom were made about: ‘Filming in bars, restaurants and gyms during lockdown and food wastage.’

MailOnline has contacted Ofcom for further comment, TOWIE spokespeople declined to comment when approached.

Upset:u00A0It comes after TOWIE was hit by complaints to Ofcom after the stars were seen visiting pubs and restaurants while the UK is in lockdown during Wednesday's episode

Upset: It comes after TOWIE was hit by complaints to Ofcom after the stars were seen visiting pubs and restaurants while the UK is in lockdown during Wednesday’s episode


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