Is “Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder leaving the show? After he was rumoured to be enjoying the spotlight, reports claimed that some cast members want Ian out of the show. Will he make an exit this season?

Yibada reported the actor is having issues with his co-actors on set. According to the site, Celeb Dirty Laundry mentioned that Ian is distancing himself from co-stars Paul Wesley, Candice Accola and Kat Graham. This was after rumours circulated that they want Nina Dobrev back on the show.

As mentioned on the site, Nina left because of her issues with Ian. Although there were rumours on Nina’s feud with Nikki Reed, Celeb Dirty Laundry wrote that it was Nikki who asked Nina to stay. And because Nikki supports her husband on the show, the site reported that she’s talking to the TVD cast to solve the issue.

However, Inquisitr noted that Nikki is trying to convince Ian to look for movie projects. With the show’s ratings reported to be going down, it was speculated that the show might be cancelled next season.

According to the site, Ian “seems to have been happy with TV shows.” Before starring in “The Vampire Diaries,” the actor appeared on the TV show “Lost.” But with Damon trapped inside the phoenix stone and his hinted death this season, could Ian change his mind?

It was previously reported that Ian was slammed by fans for using his former co-star Nina to spike up the show’s ratings. Despite rumours on Nina’s return, it was speculated that both actors prefer not to work together again.

After her exit last season, Nina made it clear that she’s done working with the show. And because they can’t get her back, some speculated that the show got a new villain who looks like her. Despite claims that it was coincidental, Inquisitr noted that this could be the show’s way to boost ratings.

“The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 will return on Friday, January 29, 8PM on The CW.