Following the antics of previous stars Mario Falcone, Dan Osbourne and James ‘Arg’ Argent, there is a new headache for TOWIE bosses.Essex newcomer Michael Hassini has been instructed to stay away from the show until further notice after being arrested for drink driving. The self-confessed womaniser, who claims to have slept with more than 100 women, spent the night in a cell after he was stopped by police.
He has now been charged with driving under the influence and if guilty could face three months’ in jail, up to a £2,500 fine and a possible driving ban. A spokesperson for the show confirmed: “In view of the charges brought against him, Mike Hassini has been suspended from Towie until further notice.”
An Essex source said: “This is a big headache for Towie bosses. They’ve had problems with cast members in the past on a variety of things – including drugs and violence. They’d hoped all of that was a thing of the past given there’s been such a big change in cast in the last couple of years.
“They’ve taken the quick, but considered, decision to suspend him until further notice and when things are a bit clearer.”