Gemma Collins has thanked her former co-stars for their support following her decision to quit 'The Only Way Is Essex'.

Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins

The 34-year-old star announced she was leaving the show for good after four years yesterday (18.08.15) and she's now taken to social media to thank people for their support.

Gemma replied to a message from former 'TOWIE' star Charlie Sims - who quit the ITVBe show following a number of rows between his sister Chloe and ex-girlfriend Ferne McCann earlier this year.

He wrote: "@missgemcollins good luck to the GC on making her decision to leave #Towie I'm sure I will still be seeing you around Brentwood #THEGC (sic)."

Gemma responded on Twitter, saying: "Thanks Charl of course il be in the deli babe xx lol (sic)."

Mick Norcorss - who owns 'TOWIE' hotspot Sugar Hut and appeared in the first three series - also tweeted Gemma to wish her "all the very best for the future" after she attempted to seduce him by cooking him an apple pie on the show.

The former 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' contestant replied, writing: "Thanks Mick will never forget the apple pie (sic)."

Lydia Bright's mum Debbie - who often appears on the show - posted an image of the quote "You're not the kind of girl who settles. Keep not settling." alongside the caption: "You are unique remember that because there will always only ever be one @missgemcollins big hugs (sic)."

And Gemma - who also retweeted a number of messages from fans - replied, saying: "Thanks deb xx (sic)."