Marnie Simpson is taking a break from TV to focus on her mental health.
The 27-year-old star was left "stressed" and "drained" after taking on so many projects last year, so she is taking a step back from the small screen to focus on herself after feeling scrutinized by the public.
Speaking to The Sun Online, she said: "I'm stepping back and I am going to focus on myself for a while.
"I did seven TV shows back to back and it made me so stressed. I felt stressed and drained after I finished "Ex On The Beach".
"I didn't really get to see my family or friends and I was always getting judged by people on social media."
The former "Geordie Shore" star - who is currently dating Casey Johnson - is "upset" with the weight she has gained recently and longed for more control over her daily schedule which led her to quit the MTV show.
She explained: "I want to do it for my mental health and I need to get my fitness back on track.
"I've put on two stone in weight and it's made me feel upset.
"I used to be eight stone and now 10 stone six so that's something I want to work on."
However, the brunette beauty is turning her attention to her make-up collection, Both Ways, and her coloured contact lense range, iSpyEyes, which are her biggest passions.
She said: "I've got my business brain on at the moment and I'm really concentrating on that.
"It's my bread and butter and I'm so passionate about my brands.
"I've got a warehouse and now I've got my time to go down and help out.
"It was so stressful doing all that TV. I just want to sort myself out, work on my businesses and have a relaxing holiday."