The reality star had nothing but a mega-watt smile and thumbs up for the cameras as he arrived at Clothes Show Live, held at the NEC Birmingham.
Tom announced in November that he'd quit The Only Way Is Essex in order to focus on his job. He has a degree in Economics.
He revealed his departure via Twitter, insisting it was his choice to leave and he hadn't been booted from the Christmas special.
But it was a bit of surprise to all of us – and even some castmates!
Reveal spoke with Billie Faiers just after his announcement and she told us: "Tom is leaving? I didn't have a clue!
"Sometimes I think – especially with the boys – if it's not right for them anymore, rather than stay in the show and be unhappy, they want to move on. It's probably the best thing to do."
Tom was joined at Clothes Show Live by two other former TOWIE stars, Joey Essex and Amy Childs, as well as reality stars including Spencer Matthews, Jamie Laing and Oliver Proudlock.
The Only Way Is Essexmas airs Wednesday, 10 December at 10pm on ITVBe.
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