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03/12/2013 02:55 GMT | Updated 03/12/2013 02:57 GMT

'The Only Way Is Essex': Lucy Mecklenburgh Films Final Scenes For 'TOWIE' Christmas Special After Quitting The Reality Drama

Lucy Mecklenburgh is to leave 'The Only Way Is Essex' during this year's Christmas special, according to reports.

Lucy has already filmed her exit scene from the ITV2 reality drama after becoming unhappy with the way she was portrayed in the show.

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Lucy Mecklenburgh

A show source told heat: "Lucy wasn't at all happy with the way she came off in the last series. She thinks all the stuff with (her ex-fiancé) Mario Falcone and Tom Pearce is starting to make her look stupid.

"She thinks it's better for her future to take a break from the show."

Lucy has been a regular on the Essex-based show since the very beginning.

After becoming involved in a love triangle between Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger she started dating Mario Falcone.

After getting engaged, the couple split when she discovered Mario had cheated on her with a string of girls.

Earlier this year, the reality star launched her own bootcamp, which she promoted by baring her bum in a series of promotional photos in a bid to sign people up.

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