Geordie Shore's Aaron Chalmers reportedly "walked out of filming" this week.
The 30-year-old reality TV star seemingly quit the boozy MTV series because he was missing his friend Gary 'Gaz' Beadle, who left the show in order to focus on the impending birth of his baby son, and had enough of constant partying and drinking.
A source told The Sun Online: "Aaron walked out after having enough of the constant partying and boozing.
"He's been living a really clean and healthy lifestyle recently as he's been training for his fights. So to go back into this environment really took its toll on him. Aaron's also really missing Gaz and has been saying it doesn't feel the same without him. They were like best mates in that house so to not have him with him tough for Aaron. And it's the first time he's been in the house since he hooked up with his girlfriend Talia."
Although his co-stars were convinced he was gone for good, producers managed to persuade him to re-enter the house by allowing him to "train every day" for his fights.
The insider explained: "Aaron didn't want to go back in but he didn't want to let his castmates down. The producers begged him to reconsider and said they would do everything in their power to make sure he was happy."
This is just the latest set back the show has experienced while shooting this series as filming had to be stalled a few weeks back so that bosses could sort out contracts after the cast - including the likes of Marnie Simpson, Chloe Ferry and Scotty T - demanded more cash following the recent departure of Gaz.
A source said recently: "The big names in the cast are failing to agree terms such as fees for the series. With Gaz having left the show they felt there should be more money to dish out. Many of the show's biggest stars have issues with terms in their agreement with the programme makers which has taken up time, and whilst everyone has now signed for the new series, several of its key cast were refusing to agree."