TOWIE favourite Frankie Essex (Joey's sister) has left the hit reality TV show.

The 26-year-old was seen leaving Lime Pictures studio, makers of The Only Way is Essex, having finalised plans to leave the programme.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed the news, saying “It's been mutually agreed that due to storylines being at their natural conclusion, Frankie will no longer be filming with TOWIE.”

Frankie leaves after two-and-a-half years on the show, following in the footsteps of her brother Joey, who recently appeared on ‘I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!’

She has already seen success with her range of hair products, Frankie Essex Hair, which she launched almost a year ago.