TOWIE star Jordan Wright has been axed amid a row over him allegedly taking paid sick leave from his job at the London Fire Brigade.
The 25-year-old has been off work since February, but has featured in every episode of the new series on ITVBe, which kicked off on March 12.
London Fire Brigade staff are not allowed to have second jobs without written permission.
Working on sick leave is also banned.
Jordan, from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, who also describes himself as a personal trainer and regularly posts pictures of his gym workouts, has not cleared his reality TV career with bosses.
It has left some of his fire-fighter colleagues fuming. One said: “Why is he still being paid to do a job that he’s not doing, while we can all see him on TV?”
Wright stopped filming last week after the Mirror contacted producers.
He is expected to appear only briefly in Sunday’s episode.
His showbiz manager hung up when asked why his client was claiming sick pay.
A show insider said: “We won’t film with him until this is resolved.”
London Fire Brigade is understood to be investigating.
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