TOWIE's Maria Fowler Swaps Essex For Scotland As She Moves In With Boyfriend

She's already waved goodbye to TOWIE but Maria Fowler is set to wave goodbye to Essex for good as she has announced she is moving to Scotland.

The reality TV star is set to relocate to Perth with her footballer boyfriend Lee Croft as part of his transfer deal.

The couple have only been dating for four months after Maria split with fellow TOWIE cast member Mick Norcross, but her and Lee are already setting up home together.

Announcing the news on Twitter, she said: "Right the moment u all been waiting for haha.... Me and @croft7 moving to Perth in Scotland for the remainder of the football season (mid May)! So I now support Scottish Prem side St Johnstone. Ha wanted to say sooner. Byeeee Essex!"

Despite appearing to be excited to leave her Essex life behind, it became clear that the thought of moving hundreds of miles up north was making her feel a little nervous.

"Ahhh my new scottish friends I have a feeling I will be needing u all for advice and stuff over the coming weeks!" she said.

While Maria may have been dropped by TOWIE producers along with Harry Derbidge earlier this month, one person who managed to escape the wielding axe was Sam Faiers.

It had been rumoured she was facing the chop too, but it's emerged she's received a reprieve after her new boyfriend TJ signed up for the fourth series of the reality soap.