The Mummy Diaries is cancelled after Sam Faiers quits as Billie gets new show (Image: Instagram)
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The Mummy Diaries has been cancelled following Sam Faiers choice to quit the show.
The decision comes as former The Only Way Is Essex star Sam and her family step away from the cameras but now a spin-off series also from producers Potato will focus solely on Sam's sister Billie Shepherd and husband Greg in Billie & Greg: The Family Diaries.
On her decision to take time away from the camera after nine series of The Mummy Diaries, Sam said in a statment: "After many months of consideration, I've decided that now feels like the right time to step away and to focus on new adventures."
Sam Faiers is stepping away from the cameras and The Mummy Diaries has thus come to an end
(Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images for Entertainment One)
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She added: "I truly have watched all the most defining moments in my adult life play out on The Mummy Diaries – bringing two beautiful children into the world, my relationship with Paul, building my businesses, creating a home together as a family, and of course all the wonderful memories with Billie and my family.
"I'm so grateful to ITV and Potato for giving me and my children the best home movies anyone could ask for, I could never have imagined 7 years ago that we would still be here today- 9 series on! But more importantly, I will be forever appreciative to our incredible viewers."
Sam and her husband Paul Knightley are stepping away from the cameras
Sam concluded: "There’s no family more entertaining than the Shepherds, so I can’t wait to sit back as a viewer for a change and watch the fun play out while I have a few adventures of my own away from the cameras.”
ITV made clear their gratitude for Sam and respected her decision and are now looking forward to following Billie's journey.
Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at ITV, said: "We’d like to thank Sam and her family for helping to make The Mummy Diaries one of ITVBe’s signature series.
"They’ve shared some of the most poignant and personal moments in their lives over nine series, and we hope to work with them again in the future.”
Sam and sister Billie Shepherd appeared on nine series of the show
"We’re delighted to be starting a brand-new chapter on ITVBe and ITV Hub with Billie, Greg, Nelly and Arthur.
"The Family Diaries will continue to provide all of the humour, candour and family fun that have made The Mummy Diaries such unmissable TV."
Following her dramatic stint on Dancing on Ice, Billie is now set for more adventure and milestones with her husband Greg and their children.
Billie Shepherd's life with husband Greg will continue in their own series
Billie revealed in a statement: "We are so grateful for everyone’s amazing support over the years, it’s been a whirlwind of a journey so far but we’ve loved every minute of sharing our lives with you!
"As you all know by now, no two days are ever the same in the Shepherd household and now that we’re finally on our way to our dream home, we can’t wait to bring you all along for the highs, the lows and everything in between!”
The Mummy Diaries aired on ITV Be and ITV Hub and is now available on Britbox.