Joey Essex reportedly threatened to quit The Only Way Is Essex unless he was given a better pay deal.
The TOWIE star wanted a pay rise but producers insisted that all cast members should be paid the same, claimed The Sun.
He got engaged to cast mate Sam Faiers in Dubai at the end of the last series and the programme's bosses are hoping to film their wedding for ITV2 later this year.
Sam apparently begged Joey to stay on the show with her and he eventually agreed.
The couple met and got together during the second series of TOWIE in 2011 but split briefly before becoming engaged.
They recently celebrated their first anniversary with Sam tweeting Joey, "Only you can give me that feeling," while he replied, "Year anniversary today can't believe how quick it has gone."
Joey is currently in Marbella with the rest of the cast filming two Spanish episodes for the start of the next series.