Towie star replaces dumped Ella Rae Wise on celebrity dating show after she was axed | The Sun

TOWIE star Ella Rae Wise has been replaced by another reality favourite from the show.

Much talked about 22-year-old Ella had been signed up to find love on the cooking dating show, but she is in fact seeing Ibiza Weekender hunk Callum Izzard.

As a result, she was axed by bosses after they discovered she was no longer single.

But now, Towie regular Saffron Lempriere, 30, will be taking axed Ella’s spot on the show and she’s already started filming.

A source told The Sun: “Bosses were gutted when they had to let Ella Rae go from the show, but they couldn't allow her to film after they learned she was dating Callum Izzard.

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“They decided to replace her with Saffron and they're thrilled she's up for it. She started filming this week and has been great fun. She'll bring in the Towie fan base that Ella would have brought and is very funny and dramatic."

Last month The Sun revealed that Ella Rae was seeing Callum and they confirmed their romance with a snog in a nightclub.

The pair met while filming new MTV series The Challenge in Argentina and have formed a "strong bond".

An insider said at the time: "No one was expecting a relationship to blossom between Ella and Callum.”

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They then spoke about Ella’s dinner date fate after she was axed, saying: “The bookers for the show were led to believe that Ella was single when she signed up to film, so they were not best pleased when it came out in the press that she was seeing Callum.

"They dropped her immediately and replaced her with another famous face. It's disappointing for them as Ella is a face of the channel, so she was the perfect fit for the show, but they can't have celebs going on dates and looking for romance who aren't genuinely available – it's a bad look for the show."

It came as a surprise to fans because in August, Ella told The Sun that that she enjoys “cheeky snogs” with Pete Wicks.

At the time, she was dating her Towie co-star Jordan Brooks on the show and admitted her secret kisses with Pete had to stop as a result.

Ella and Jordan later split, with their breakup being played out on Towie, and she has been seen on a “mates date” with Pete on the reality show since.

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