Fuming Nicole Bass slams Towie as 'disgusting' in furious rant after show axe

TOWIE star Nicola Bass has slammed the ITVBe show as "disgusting" in a furious rant after being axed from the show.

The reality star – who was given the boot after a major cast cull earlier this year – has slammed the way she was treated during her exit. 

Nicole, 30, confirmed that she may return to our screens in the future, but would only appear on a show which "respects" her talents.

The brunette beauty was asked by a fan if she plans to return to the Essex show during a Q&A on Instagram.

Nicola made the bombshell admission, writing: "I must say absolutely not, the way they handled things was disgusting. I've seen some people have returned & good on them…

"But it would be the biggest violation to myself if I did that, there's so many shows to do I'm not saying I wont' return to screens one day, just would rather put my time in a show that respects me and my talent."

Nicole appears to be referring to Chloe Meadows and Courtney Green, who have returned to he show since being axed.

Nicole was given the boot along with Courtney, 26, Chloe, 28, and Clelia Theodorou, 26.

At the time, a source told The Sun: "Sadly, Nicole Bass was told she's been let go and won't be on the next series. She's gutted."

Dog lover Nicole has starred on the ITVBe series since 2015 during which time she clocked up romances romances with Lewis Bloor and Sam Mucklow.

Earlier this year Nicole risked falling out with long-time pal Pete, 35, when he refused to back her during a row with newcomer Rem.

She branded Pete a “shrivelled up old man” and accused him of “not having my back” as she slammed Rem over his treatment of Clelia.

Insiders say they made the mass cull because they wanted it to “go back to basics” and focus on a smaller core cast of characters.

The most recent series of the show, running since 2010, featured as many as 47 characters in varying roles.

An ITV source said: “With an ever-growing cast of characters it was becoming hard to give the audience any real insight into the lives of those involved.

"Producers want the show to go back to how it used to be at the start where the audience saw much more of each character’s backstory and what they get up to.

"The bigger the cast, the less screen time each gets. They want to flip that round again and give less more.

"Obviously that means some big names are out which is upsetting, but the bosses felt it was the right time to make a big change.

"Those who have been told they won’t be returning as regulars will be given support in the future as they have done with previous cast members who have moved on."

A show source added: “We are always willing to keep the door open for departing cast members to return.

“All of our current and departing cast members are offered access to our welfare officer, an independent psychological consultant, and a have number of advisory services to support them."

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