Protective cousin Elliott has a chat with newbie Dan on tonight's episode (18 March) of the show, warning him he better not hurt his beloved cousin Jess.
Dan – who joined the show at the start of the current 14th series – asked Jess out on a date on the last episode, taking her for drinks.
He said they were both in the same situation: both have come out of long term relationships and aren't looking to jump into anything serious right away.
Dan then asked Jess on a second date and she accepted!
Clearly Elliott's protective cousin talk hasn't put Dan off, as pictures from the episode show Dan and Jessica sharing a kiss at the cast's St. Patrick's Day party.
Ooh, new couple?!
Both Dan and Jess had joked on their date about the pressure surrounding them and the fact everybody would presume they're together after just one drink. Do these pictures suggest they are actually together?!
Dan had a girlfriend when he joined TOWIE but a source told us they had a complicated and on/off relationship.
Jess, meanwhile, previously dated TOWIE co-star Ricky Rayment. They split last year after two and a half years together.
TOWIE airs Wednesdays and Sundays at 10pm on ITVBE.
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