TOWIE: Back With A ‘Bang’

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On the surface, life is pretty good for James ‘Arg’ Argent and Jessica Wright of TOWIE.

Arg reveals, “I’m finally moving out, I’ve made it to Chigwell” whilst optimistically listing his plans of “losing a bit more weight…training…hopefully meeting a nice girl, that sort of thing really.”

Similarly, Jess will tell anyone who asks her about her relationship with Ricky Rayment that it’s “all good thank you, nothing to report. We’re absolutely fine.”

But peel this polite façade away and there you will find the melodrama TOWIE is renowned for, sizzling like a firework waiting to go off on the Bonfire Night that is this Sunday, when the new series will begin.

Jess herself reminds us, “every series we say, oh, we’re not going to have any drama this series and we always end up having a drama,” and the eleventh one is unlikely to disappoint.

Already cast members Elliott Wright and Chloe Sims have been caught kissing in a nightclub, although Jess insists, “I just think that Chloe was a bit drunk and was being a bit flirtatious with Elliot and he was probably a bit flirtatious back but I don’t think there’s any more to it.” We’ll just have to watch this space.

Arg also proves that a leopard really doesn’t change its spots, for whilst he denies any further possible relations between himself and Gemma Collins, claiming that she is “just my friend, we’re not much more than that,” he then reveals they do however still enjoy “a little bit of fun here and there.”

Jess meanwhile teases, “It might have already happened” at the mention of Gemma’s name, which is perhaps yet another hint of what is to come.

A lot has happened since viewers last encountered TOWIE, the most recent of those being the potential love affair between Sam Faiers and Ollie Locke (from rival reality TV show Made In Chelsea) on Channel Five’s Big Brother, which has attracted lots of public speculation.

Arg however is adamant that “they’re just friends, Ollie’s not really her type. I like Ollie, he might have feelings towards her but Sam definitely doesn’t towards him.” Prior to this of course was Joey Essex’s success on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Much to Arg’s dismay, Joey will not be returning to the show. He describes him as “one of my best friends and I am going to miss him.”

Jess reassures that her and Arg do not plan to follow suit however, explaining, “There’s no reason to leave TOWIE. We’re having fun on it, it’s part of our daily lives. We’re going to be sticking around I think.”

Catch the new series of The Only Way Is Essex on ITV2 this Sunday, at 10pm.