The Essex favourite was noticeably missing when the show kicked off its 16th series from Spain on Sunday night (4 October) – and now we know why!
Tweeting during the show, he said: "I wont be appearing in tonight's episode of #TOWIM lost my passport so couldn't fly!"
Lewis added on All Back To Essex: "I am gutted. I lost my passport. My mum ripped the flat to pieces and couldn't find it. No joy."
Despite missing the Marbs action, he's as excited as we are about the new series, predicting: "This is going to be the best series of TOWIE ever!"
He also said he was looking forward to seeing what would happen between newbie Kate Wright and her ex-boyfriend Dan Edgar. Kate made her TOWIE debut in Marbs, where we learned she'd been with Dan for four years before he dumped her out of the blue.
Lewis said: "I tell you what, Dan and Kate are old friends of mine. I'm glad they have been reunited. For me, it's fantastic to see them, and it will be interesting to see what goes on between them."
Oh, we agree!
TOWIE airs Sundays and Wednesdays at 10pm on ITVBe.
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