Dean Ralph has been suspended from 'The Only Way is Essex'.

Dean Ralph

Dean Ralph

The 28-year-old reality TV star was reportedly sent back home from filming the new series in Newcastle over a the weekend after a "serious incident" took place and has now been banned from appearing in any further episodes.

A representative for the ITVBe series told The Sun Online: "We can confirm that Dean has been suspended from the show for the remainder of the series."

It's not yet known what Dean allegedly did in order to get the axe but bosses are said to be disgusted with his behaviour and don't want him involved in the show.

A source explained to the publication: "Dean was sent away from 'TOWIE' in disgrace. What he did is a closely guarded secret but it was serious enough for bosses to take immediate action. Dean was told he was suspended from filming and left Newcastle to go back to Essex."

The hunk is the second member of the cast to be sent home from Newcastle during filming as Jon Clark was also sent packing last week when he allegedly slapped James 'Diags' Bennewith following a row over a girl in Tup Tup nightclub.

A source said at the time: "Jon and Diags were both chatting up the same girl in the club. Things started to get pretty competitive between the pair.

"A fight broke out and Jon slapped Diags before they were pulled apart. Jon said he only lashed out because Diags slapped him first."

The brawl wasn't caught on camera, but producers are said to be furious about the public spat and will not tolerate aggressive behaviour between the cast.

The insider explained: "They weren't filming at the time but producers found out and Jon has been sent home today. Bosses are really unhappy."