TOWIE to return Sunday, 6 October with The Only Way Is Vegas

Published Thursday, Sep 26 2013, 10:38 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Only Way Is Essex will kick off its tenth series on Sunday, 6 October on ITV2.

As previously announced, the tenth anniversary season will begin with two hour-long episodes set in Las Vegas, before the gang return to their usual Essex haunting grounds.

The majority of the cast have flown out to the States - including Celebrity Big Brother star Mario Falcone, who at one stage had been at the centre of rumours he wouldn't be back on TOWIE following his CBB success.

The Only Way Is Vegas poster featuring Mario Falcone

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Also filming in Sin City is Mario's ex-girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh. No doubt we'll be seeing some interesting interactions between the pair!

It appears the majority of the cast are single this season. Mario and Lucy have broken up, as have Samantha Faiers and Joey Essex and Ferne McCann and Charlie Sims. By our count, the only loved-up couple on TOWIE right now is Jessica Wright and Ricky Rayment!

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!"

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."