THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX heartthrob Jake Hall has sensationally announced that he will not return to filming the show in the short term, after his horror stabbing in Marbella which almost resulted in him losing a kidney.
A TOWIE representative said: “We are letting Jake focus on his recovery before discussing a return to the series.”
The news will come as a blow to Jake’s co-stars, who are currently in the Costa del Sol filming another episode of spinoff ‘The Only Way is Marbs’.
Cast member Michael Hassini confirmed the decision, adding: “They’re discussing getting him back to England in the next couple of days but that’s only if he’s able to fly.”
The injured star has been out and about over the last few days, posting a series of snaps on Instagram, where he has 306,000 followers, including one of himself by the pool clad in a snazzy pin-striped jacket-and-shorts combo.