Who knew he was a popstar in the making?!
These preview pictures show Ricky working away in a Chelsmford recording studio on this week's The Only Way Is Essexmas, with co-star and BFF Mario Falcone providing support in the booth.
And we imagine Mario's got plenty of advice for him, given Mario's brother-in-law is McBusted star Tom Fletcher!
We can actually totally see Mario as a music manager / agent extraordinaire...
A source tells Reveal that Ricky has been working hard on producing his own single and we'll see the results of his efforts in the Christmas special.
Intriguing! We can't wait to see what sort of style he's gone for...
The last time viewers saw Ricky on our screens, he was leaving Essex for the sunnier shores of Florida, to spend time with family after his split from co-star Jessica Wright.
Interestingly, ex Jessica is also a musician, having starred in band Lola on TOWIE and charted back in 2012 with single 'Dance All Night'.
Other TOWIE stars who've tried their hand at music include Joey Essex - who has two dance albums out - James 'Arg' Argent, who is known for his love of big band, and Jasmin Walia, who auditioned for this year's X Factor.
Lauren Pope also has a career as a DJ.
Meanwhile, fans will see Ricky and Jessica coming face-to-face on the Christmas special for the first time since their split, as they clear the air and both move on from what happened in the last series.
The Only Way Is Essexmas airs Wednesday, 10 December at 10pm on ITV2.
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