The reality star hasn't been on our screens since August, when he quit the show after four years, but on yesterday's The Only Way Is Essexmas special, he made a brief return to give little Nelly her Christmas present.
His scene with Nelly, Billie Faiers and Chloe Sims wasn't long enough, though!
Plenty of fans took to Twitter during the episode to express their excitement at seeing Mario back in the ITVBe show and their hopes that he could return for another series next year...
And it seems like Mario hasn't ruled that out!
After the episode aired, he shared a post to Instagram saying: "Was fun going to see my essex family for the #essexmas #towie special! See you soon I hope."
Hmm. See you soon as in, see his friends in Essex for a pint? Or see you soon, as in see you back on the show? We're keeping our fingers and toes crossed for the latter!
And we're not the only ones!
Towie is only worth watching with @Mario_Falcone on the screen good to have you back merry Christmas xx— Stace Skinny (@staceskinner) December 16, 2015
Mario and Lauren making in the Essexmas episode!! Hope they come back for good!! #TOWIE— Katy Bee (@kbee93_OX) December 16, 2015
Hope Mario is back for gd, his changed so much#TOWIE— N.Y.F.O (@NaturalYewande) December 16, 2015
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