Stars of The Only Way Is Essex have been warned to be more entertaining to get the axe.
The ITV2 show continues tomorrow night, and has already signed deals for two future series into 2013.
According to The Sun, the show's cast were warned in a meeting with producers that they needed to improve or would be replaced.
“Producers said if they all wanted to return then a lot of them would have to change their attitude and buck up their ideas," a source claimed.
They explained to the newspaper this morning: “There have been a lot of grumbles from producers about timekeeping by cast members, and the way the crew are treated, and they laid out these concerns during the meeting.
“The stars were also told that the only way to guarantee their places was to be as exciting as possible on the show."
[cat c="only way is essex"]TOWIE[/cat] continues on Wednesdays and Sundays on ITV2.