Mick Norcross, the nightclub owner and star of ITV2's 'The Only Way is Essex' has quit the reality show and banned its cameras from his main premises, The Sugar Hut in Brentwood. The venue is a regular meeting place for the cast of TOWIE, though Mick - the father of Kirk - became disillusioned with the way his place was being portrayed.

"My club is an upmarket venue where people come to drink champagne and feel spoiled. All these rows they keep filming don't show the club in a good light," Mick Norcross told the Sun newspaper. "I'm worried it's putting people off coming, which is the last thing I want." Norcross, one of the more level-headed members of the 'Essex' cast, later told Twitter followers, "Don't let the shadows of your past darken the doorstep of your future. Forgive and forget." An ITV spokesman confirmed Mick's departure from the show, a statement read, "There are no current plans to film with Mick or in the Sugar Hut."

'The Only Way is Essex', which won a BAFTA in 2011, has lost the majority of its biggest stars in recent years, including Mark Wright, Amy Childs and Lauren Goodger. The future of its current biggest draws, Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh, remains uncertain after an apparent cheating scandal.

Mick NorcrossMick Norcross Had Been A Popular Cast-Member of TOWIE