It made her into the star she is today, but it seems Sam Faiers would like to get as far away from The Only Way Is Essex as possible, with the 27-year-old refusing to answer questions about the ITVBe show in recent interviews.
And last week, as original cast members reminisced about the showâ€™s success, Sam stayed tight-lipped.
Nowâ€™s columnist Lauren Goodger shared a pic on Instagram as she gushed about their 2011 BAFTA win.
The speculation comes after we were banned from asking Sam â€“ who moved to Hertfordshire last year, with insiders claiming that she was â€˜desperate to shed her Essex imageâ€™ â€“ any questions related to TOWIE.
And when she arrived at Londonâ€™s NHS Heroes Awards last week, the mum-of-two – to Paul Jr, two, and six-month-old Rosie – kept it â€¨low-key, as she and partner â€¨Paul Knightley escaped a run-in with her ex Joey Essex, 27, who just happened to be talking â€¨to us at the time.
Even Amy Childs â€“ one â€¨of the showâ€™s biggest exports â€“ hasnâ€™t ruled out a return.
So with other cast members regularly praising the show, Samâ€™s stance hasnâ€™t gone unnoticed, leading some fans to claim sheâ€™s â€˜getting way too big for her bootsâ€™.
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