Exclusive: TOWIE series 13: Ibiza! Mario Falcone return! Newbies George & Tommy!

Published Tuesday, Oct 7 2014, 13:19 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The brand new series of TOWIE returns tomorrow and kicks off with an opening episode shot in Ibiza!

Wednesday's show (8 October) will be the first of two Ibiza specials, and it will be followed by a one-off spin-off show titled, TOWIE: All Back to Essex, which will be hosted by Mark Wright and Denise Van Outen.

The Only Way Is Ibiza on ITVBePictured: Charlie Sims, Ferne McCann, Georgia Kousoulou, Lewis Bloor, Lydia Bright, Tom Pearce, Elliott Wright, Danielle Armstrong, Dan Osbourne, Gemma Collins and Mario Falcone.

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Mark and Denise will be presenting live from Sugar Hut where they'll be giving the lowdown on all the gossip from the cast while they were filming on the White Isle, as well as interviews, celebrity supporters of the show, super fans and media pundits.

But before all of that, we've got the lowdown on what to expect from the new series, and it involves new cast members, the return of a familiar face and lots of drama, of course!

The Only Way Is Ibiza on ITVBe - Mario Falcone from exclusive trailer

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Mario's back!

The Only Way Is Ibiza on ITVBe - Chloe Sims and Elliott Wright from exclusive trailer

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Has Elliott got the hump with Mario over Chloe?

1) Mario Falcone returns!

After being absent for a series, ladies' man Mario is back as he joined his co-stars in Ibiza for the new series.

Mario's close friend and co-star Ferne McCann tells Reveal: "Fans are going to love Mario's return! He's like a lothario and an alpha male. It's really good to have him back."

2) Mario and Elliott Wright come to blows?

Mario's return isn't exactly smooth sailing judging by the show's 30 second trailer, which reveals some tension between Mario and Elliott Wright. While the exact reason is unclear, Elliott is now loved-up with Chloe Sims, and she did have a brief romance with Mario...

In the trailer, Chloe says: "It's not about you El," to which a Elliott responds: "Well he's now made it about me so when I see him I'm going to tell him very straight."

Ferne seemingly clears up their feud, telling us: "Before the show Mario and Elliott weren't close at all, but you'll see in Ibiza that the tables kind of completely turn and they might end up being the best of friends."

TOWIE stars Lydia Bright, Georgia Kousoulou, James Argent and Tommy Mallet pose for a selfie in Ibiza while filming series 13, 28 September 2014

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Tommy is a new cast member.

TOWIE on ITVBe - George Harrison takes selfie with Fran Parman - 6 October.

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19-year-old George (pictured) is close friends with Fran.

3) Meet new cast member Tommy Mallet!

He's best friends with James 'Arg' Argent and Lewis Bloor, he's got a potential romance on the cards with Georgia Kousoulou and he's been described as the "Patrick Swayze of Essex".

While Georgia describes him as a "lovely boy" who's "funny", a "bubbly" character and "attractive", Ferne tells us: "I think people are either going to love him or hate him."

4) Meet new cast member George Harrison!

George, known to her friends as 'G', is also joining the cast as a newbie and has settled in well after joining the gang in Ibiza.

Childhood friend Georgia tells us: "George is a bit younger than us. She's only 19 but she's so confident and I think she'll fit in really well. She's known me and Fran Parman for years, and she's just come in and slotted in with everyone. She's really bubbly, chatty and up for a laugh."

TOWIE's Billie Faiers promo photo - series 13.

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Billie is back for series 13 and baby Nelly will be in tow!

TOWIE couple Lauren Pope and Lewis Bloor put on PDA during filming for ITVBe promo.

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End of the road for Lauren and Lewis...

5) Billie Faiers' baby daughter Nelly will be making more appearances in the new series!

New mum Billie has been loving motherhood since giving birth to Nelly in July, and after the tot's debut during series 12, Billie assures us that there'll be more screen time with Nelly to come.

Billie, who did not join the cast out in Ibiza, tells us: "Nelly's a massive part of my life so you will see bits of her throughout the show."

6) Lauren Pope and Lewis Bloor split

Sad news for fans of this TOWIE couple, as Lauren and Lewis' romance comes to an end in Ibiza. Tune into the two-part Ibiza specials to see the drama unfold.

TOWIE's Lydia Bright and James 'Arg' Argent look close in Ibiza - 27 September.

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Lydia and Arg... Will they? Won't they?

The Only Way Is Essex on ITVBe - Charlie Sims & Ferne McCann promo pic - October 2014.

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Ferne doesn't want to argue with Chloe over Charlie.

7) Lydia Bright and James 'Arg' Argent - on or off?

They're still keeping us guessing but fans can expect to see lots of kissing and smooching from Lydia and Arg as they enjoyed a holiday romance in Ibiza. Will the former flames make things official?

"Who knows? I'm just going to wait and see what happens," Lydia tells us. "There is a lot of love between us both but it's just circumstances that broke us up."

8) Ferne McCann and Chloe Sims - friendship over for good?

They came to blows on more than occasion in the last series over Ferne's boyfriend and Chloe's brother Charlie Sims, and it seems like things are still not resolved between the girls.

"We're still not on speaking terms," Ferne tells us. "If you're not going to get on, you're just not going to get on. I just don't want another series of all the drama."

9) TOWIE will be moving from ITV2 to brand new channel ITVBe!

The reality show might have a new home but there'll be just as much drama coming from its popular stars. ITVBe is a new entertainment and lifestyle channel available on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat.

So, who's excited?!

TOWIE returns with The Only Way is Ibiza on Wednesday 8 October at 9pm, exclusively on ITVBe. TOWIE: All Back to Essex will air straight after at 10pm.

Are you looking forward to TOWIE series 13?
YES - Bring it on!73.78%
NO WAY - I'm so over TOWIE...16.31%
I might give it a try... but if it's boring I'll switch it off!9.91%

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