Grab your hankies, Made In Chelsea fans. Because one of your favourite cast members has announced that they’re leaving. Waaah.
It’s been confirmed that Stevie Johnson will no longer appear on the E4 reality show. And we’re DEVASTATED.
The news comes just weeks after Andy Jordan revealed that he’d waved goodbye to the programme – and as rumours fly that Spencer Matthews could be next to hang up his MIC boots.
This is seriously not cool.
Stevie explained his reasons for quitting the show in an emotional message posted to his blog at the weekend.
He wrote: ‘A slightly different post from me today, and a difficult one at that. I’ll try to keep this brief. Unfortunately, after an incredible three years, I am stepping down from my role on Made In Chelsea.
‘It is a sad moment for me, but I believe [it’s] the right decision going forward.
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‘I cannot offer the show as much as I used to, and whilst I always enjoyed having my whole life on camera for the viewers to see, I don’t want to continue if I can only give 50%.’
We already know that Stevie is absent from the current series of MIC LA, but we always thought he’d be back when the crew returned to London.
Now he’s told his followers that he thinks it’s the right decision to make a quiet exit while we’re focused on his pals’ US-based antics.
‘With the others filming in LA, it seems like the right time to walk away, for both myself and the show. It would be a hard transition to return having sat out of an incredible series abroad,’ he says.
‘I never believed the show would go on to be as successful as it has, and I am privileged to have been a part of it.
‘A massive thank you to everyone one of you that has tuned in to laugh with (or at) us, cry with us, and support us. Sure, it did take a few seasons for people on Twitter to stop calling me asexual, but I got there in the end.’ Lolz.
‘What’s next for me? Well, in a way the hard work starts now. There are projects I’ve been working on that I really hope in the near future I’ll be able to share with you all.
‘For now, it’s been a blast. Stevie J.’
Oh, Stevie. You’ve got us all welled up. And while we totally disagree that it’s the right time for you to leave, we wish you all the best.