Dan Osborne has been officially fired from The Only Way Is Essex. The 23-year-old boyfriend of Jacqueline Jossa will no longer feature in the hit ITV reality show following his suspension last series. Dan was told to take time off from TOWIE in March when tapes were leaked in which he could be heard speaking aggressively to his ex-partner Megan Tomlinson. Now, the show's bosses have decided he won't be coming back.
"Dan was suspended during the last series of TOWIE and Lime Pictures and ITV have since decided he will not be returning to the show," a spokeswoman confirmed to the Mirror. "We wish him luck in the future."
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Dan Osborne has been axed from The Only Way Is Essex
Dan has so far chosen not to address the latest news. Instead, the new father took to social media in the early hours of Wednesday morning to share a photo of himself with his baby daughter Ella. Next to the sweet snapshot he wrote: "Daddy and Ella a few weeks ago."
Shortly after his suspension, Dan – who also has a 16-month-old son Teddy from his relationship with Megan – did release a statement apologising for his behaviour.
"It has taken me a while to find the right words but I would like to say that I am truly sorry to anyone who was offended by what they heard," the father-of-two said.
"I am unable to talk about the difficulties with my current family situation but I am taking steps to resolve it to achieve the best outcome for my son. I am ashamed and embarrassed that I allowed myself to reach such a dark place that I behaved in a way that even I didn't recognise.
Dan Osborne with his two children, Teddy and Ella
"While I acknowledge that there is absolutely no excuse for my deeply regrettable behaviour, I plead for some understanding that I had no intention of violence.
"There are always two sides to every story and all of my friends and family who are close to me know that I’m not a violent person capable of anything like this. My words were said in anger and desperation at a very difficult time.
He went on to add: "I love my son Teddy very much and I'm doing all that I can to see him as often as possible."