Danielle Armstrong has split from her boyfriend Daniel Spiller.

Danielle Armstrong

Danielle Armstrong

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star turned her back on the ITVBe show late last year after she struck up a relationship with the businessman because she thought it would be inappropriate, but it looks like the blonde bombshell may be back on screen sooner than expected as she and the hunk have decided to go their separate ways.

A rep for Danielle told The Sun Online: "I can confirm Danielle is no longer with Dan."

The news will no doubt come as a shock to fans as the 28-year-old beauty admitted that the retired footballer, who she began dating the beginning of last year, played a "big part" in her decision to walk away from 'TOWIE' because her ex-boyfriend James 'Lockie' Lock was still involved in the show and she felt it would've been awkward.

She said previously: "A big part of it [her leaving] was because I'd met Dan. I thought, if I'm ever going to be able to make a go of any relationship, I'm going to have to take myself out of this situation. I really do wish James all the best and I hope he meets someone who's perfect for him. If I saw him I'd probably say hi but I'm not going to give him any support or check how he's getting on in the new series [of the ITVBe show]."

And, at the time, she said she wouldn't return unless it's a cameo appearance at her pals Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallet's engagement party.

She explained: "I don't think I'd ever go back as a character. It was 100 per cent the right decision to leave. I would only go back if Tommy and Georgia got engaged and had a party or one of the girls had a baby shower."