The task at hand was to see who could pop balloons with a pin in the fastest time. Arg had to pop purple balloons, while his ex-Lydia was tasked with popping the green ones.
Before proceeding with the challenge, Elliott warned them: "I want a clean, fair balloon-bursting fight. No cheating, no arguing and no blowing off when you bend down," while pointing to Arg!
With Elliott starting the stopwatch, the "fight" kicks off and just seconds later, Arg emerges the winner having burst all of his balloons before Lydia.
However, Elliott decides to declare Lydia the winner... but not before giving Arg a cheeky wink to let him in on the trick!
It seems Arg was even willing to go along and let his former flame bask in the glory (aww), but soon enough, Elliott revealed that she didn't actually win.
Unlucky, Lyds! (Watch the challenge below):
Lydia and Arg took part in the balloon challenge ahead of the ITVBe launch.
The new channel, which will launch on 8 October, will be the exclusive home of TOWIE when series 13 returns, which is expected to kick off in the Spanish party island of Ibiza!
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