The UK’s most talked-about reality series is back with a bang this week as cameras return to follow the Brentwood bunch for an extended 20th series.
In the most recent episodes, filmed just before Christmas, it was farewell to Danni as she and Lockie finally decided that one of them had to go if they were to move on with their lives. After the gang visited Liverpool for a very Mersey Christmas, Dan and Kate looked set to make another go of things, but where will they be in the cold light of a new year?
The new series kicks off as half of the gang head to Tenerife, but the gossip mill quickly goes into overdrive when Liam starts a rumour concerning Megan’s best friend Amber T and Dan Edgar. Amber is left distraught as she and boyfriend Jamie deal with the ongoing accusations, while back in Essex a supportive Megan confronts Liam about his behaviour, leading to further tension as Pete steps up to defend his girlfriend.
Elsewhere, Chloe S drops a bombshell when she confesses to a whirlwind romance with Liam, only to reveal they have since split. Liam is eager to win her back and asks for a second chance, but is she prepared to give Gatsby another go, especially amid all the current drama?
Meanwhile, Gemma’s plans for a big birthday bash are halted when she ends up hospitalised in Tenerife, but on her return to Essex, it is her baby news that leaves everyone in shock.
The series continues on Wednesday.
The Only Way Is Essex airs on Sunday 5 and Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 10.00pm on ITVBe.