Billie Faiers has confirmed she will continue to appear on The Only Way Is Essex after she has given birth.

But the 24-year-old mum-to-be, who runs fashion boutique Minnies with her younger sister and Towie co-star Sam, has ruled out having the birth of her baby filmed for the show.

Billie, who is expecting her first child with fiance Greg Shepherd at the end of June, also said she would remain with the cast of the ITV reality show for as long as possible before going into labour.

“The plan is to stay in Towie and be involved as much as I can,” she said.

“But when I give birth I’m going to have Sam, Greg and mum there. I couldn’t put myself through the stress [of being filmed]. It would be an absolute nightmare and it wouldn’t be good viewing,” she added.

“I’m sure two days after giving birth the crew will be round knocking on my front door, asking to film with me. As long as it’s not too tiring, the baby won’t know any different, so my plan is to stay in the cast.”

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