Mark Wright's cousin Elliot Wright joins The Only Way Is Essex

Published Monday, Sep 30 2013, 10:56 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Only Way Is Essex bosses have introduced new cast member, Elliot Wright, into the show.

Elliot - the cousin of current cast member Jessica Wright and former TOWIE hunk Mark Wright - will be in the new series of the ITV2 reality show and has flown out to Las Vegas to kick start filming for the two hour-long episodes.

Elliot Wright with cousin Jessica Wright in Vegas

© Twitter / elliottwright_

Speculation had surfaced last week that Elliot may be joining the show, but the restaurant owner has now confirmed the news. Taking to Twitter, he said (26 September): "Finally I can confirm I am in TOWIV..... just done my first scene!!!! Been difficult keeping quiet!!! Lol x."

And Mark was one of the first to congratulate his cousin, tweeting: "Good luck boy. Love ya x @elliottwright_."

Elliot, who manages Eduardo's Restaurant in Spain, has wasted no time in settling in with the cast, and of course, it helps that he's related to Jess!

On his first night in Sin City, he went out partying with his cousin on the Vegas Strip. Posting a photo of the pair to Twitter, he said: "Me and @MissJessWright_ last night in hakasan!! Ended up way to messy!"

Elliot Wright with James Lock in Las Vegas

© Twitter / elliottwright_

Over the weekend, Elliot then dined out with co-star James Lock before moving onto a casino. He tweeted: "Nice meal last night to start the night off with @JamesLockie86 then both get our arses spanked at the casino!!!"

It seems like he's already getting into the party spirit though, he added last night (29 September): "In Vegas 4th night no sleep!! Never had jet lag like it! And to top it off I've lost my phone!! Not complaining though having an amazing time!"

The Wright's have become one of the central families on TOWIE since the show aired on our screens in 2010, so no doubt Elliot will be a favourite among viewers!

The Only Way Is Essex will kick off its tenth series on Sunday 6 October at 10pm on ITV2.

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