TOWIE's Sam Faiers, Dan Osborne, Gemma Collins and Arg kick off new series

Published Friday, Feb 7 2014, 15:10 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Only Way Is Essex stars Sam Faiers, James 'Arg' Argent and Gemma Collins were reunited today to kick start the promo for the new series.

The cast headed to ITV in the early hours of this morning to do a photo shoot and film the advert for the 11th series.

TOWIE's Sam Faiers, James 'Arg' Argent pose during photo shoot. (7 February).

© Twitter / @RealJamesArgent

Sam, who was struck down with a mystery illness during her stint in Celebrity Big Brother, was all smiles as she cuddled up to long-time friend Arg for a photo.

Minnies Boutique owner Sam headed off for the photo shoot in the early hours of this morning with her pregnant sister Billie.

Arg also grabbed a quick photo with Gemma Collins, who has just returned from a sunny holiday with former co-star Harry Derbidge.

TOWIE's Gemma Collins and James 'Arg' Argent ahead of their photo shoot. (7 February).

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Fashion designer Gemma escaped on holiday following her shock split from Rami Hawash two weeks ago, but it appears she was pleased to be back with her friends again, as she tweeted: "So happy to see @realjamesargent today x."

Meanwhile Sam's best mate Ferne McCann showed off her body as she posed in a lace underwear set.

But Ferne wasn't the only one to flash some flesh, as Dan Osborne also showed off his physique, posing for photos wearing just a pair of boxers.

TOWIE's Ferne McCann poses in underwear during photo shoot. (7 February).

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James 'Diags' Bennewith was spotted getting ready in hair and make-up, while some of the other boys played a spot of table tennis in their break!

The boys looked dapper on the whole though, with Ricky Rayment, Bobby Norris, Mario Falcone and Charlie Sims leading the way in tailored suits.

Also milling about was Elliott Wright and Lewis Bloor, who appeared to be catching up over some coffee in the canteen. Earlier, Elliott shared a photo of Arg tucking into a biscuit, even though he was supposed to be on a strict diet. Naughty Arg!

As excitement builds over the new series, the cast made sure that they were all prepared ahead of today's shoot.

James Lock's girlfriend Danielle Armstrong tweeted last night: "After sorting both mine and @JamesLockie86 outfits, facial & tanning..Im all tucked up in bed ready 4 2moro shoot @OnlyWayIsEssex series 11x."

Meanwhile, Jessica Wright, who has just returned from a work trip to Morocco, said: "No rest for the wicked, straight home & up very early doors for an important shoot with @onlywayisessex for next series. Beauty sleep needed!"

TOWIE's Elliott Wright and Lewis Bloor ahead of their photo shoot. (7 February).

© Twitter / @ITV2

TOWIE's Bobby Norris and Ricky Raymentt ahead of their photo shoot. (7 February).

© Twitter / @BobbyCNorris

Show bosses announced last week that TOWIE will be aired for a total of three series' this year.

"We're thrilled that ITV have confirmed three series of TOWIE for 2014," said Derek McLean, head of non-scripted programming for Lime Pictures. "The cast is forever growing and forever changing and the sustained viewing figures are testament that TOWIE can keep on entertaining."

Following Lucy Mecklenburgh's departure in the last series, Joey Essex will also be taking a break as he focuses on his new reality show. Elsewhere, Frankie Essex and Chris Drake - better known as Lil Chris - both confirmed their departures from the show last month.

TOWIE's eleventh series will air on ITV2 later this month.

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