The Only Way Is Vegas! TOWIE to film in Las Vegas!

Published Thursday, Sep 5 2013, 11:53 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Only Way Is Vegas! ITV2 has announced The Only Way Is Essex will return in October with two specials filmed in Las Vegas.

Yes, LAS VEGAS! Move over Marbs, the gang have a new glamorous holiday destination now!

Lucy Mecklenburgh, Gemma Collins, Lauren Pope, Joey Essex, Samantha and Billie Faiers and co. will jet off to Sin City soon to film two hour-long episodes of the reality show – and we can't wait to see what happens!

The Only Way Is Essex In Vegas tweet, 5 September 2013.

© Twitter / @OnlyWayIsEssex

A picture tweeted via the show's official account showed Joey and Mario Falcone, who is currently cooped up in the Celebrity Big Brother house. Does this mean Mario will definitely be back on TOWIE? Fingers crossed!

A rep would only say: "No casting decisions will be made until closer to the time."

Needless to say the exotic filming location has gone down very well with the group!

Gemma tweeted: "So big announcement Towie is back with all your faves and guess what we are filming it in VEGAS ! Viva Las Vegas is my new tune !!!"

Also going is ex-couple Ferne McCann and Charlie Sims. Can we expect fireworks? Or will they make up and head off to the Little White Wedding Chapel?!

Ferne tweeted a Keek video of herself sharing the news, adding: "I literally am buzzing as I write this tweet..... I cannot wait!!!!!!! ‪#theonlywayisvegas baby!!!!!"

Charlie added: "An Essex version of the hangover ‪#LetsDoIt."

Sep 5, 2013 | #towiv by fernemccann on

Eek! We all remember what happened in The Hangover. Tigers, Mike Tyson, unwanted tattoos, shock marriages, lost friends... these could be two very interesting episodes indeed.

Executive producer Phil Harris said: "After the success of The Only Way Is Marbs, we wanted to kick off our tenth series in style and where better to do that than Vegas? The cast cannot wait to hit the strip and neither can we!"

As the TOWIE official Twitter account said: "What happens in Vegas WON'T stay in Vegas! Two hour-long ‪#TOWIV specials will hit ‪@itv2 in October. ‪#TOWIE."

Kate Maddigan, ITV Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, added: "The gang have had three months off, so who knows what will happen when we let them loose in Sin City. We all know that Hangover movie motto - what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...only this time round it won't because you'll see all their exploits on ITV2."