TOWIE's Danielle Armstrong leads the cast off to Gran Canaria to start filming!

Published Monday, Feb 15 2016, 12:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Filming on the new series of TOWIE is officially starting!


It feels like ages and ages since we saw our favourite Essex gang on screen, which was back in December with the Essexmas special. Since then, we've been counting down the days until series 17. And we don't have to wait that much longer!

Danielle Armstrong got us excited when she tweeted last night: "At the airport for a little trip with my TOWIE fam."

TOWIE's Danielle Armstrong rocks big bouncy waves in an Instagram selfie, 8th September 2015

© Instagram / @daniellearmstrong88

Danielle is among the stars off to film abroad!

We already know some of the cast will be jetting off to sunny Gran Canaria to film scenes for the first episode, but we don't yet know exactly who is going or who is staying.

It seems Georgia Kousoulou is also off abroad as she tweeted on Saturday night: "Ok so it's 10pm I haven't sorted nothing for tomorrow or packed and I'm getting picked up at 5am. Why do I always do this?" Oh, we know that feeling!

Her boyfriend Tommy Mallet also tweeted about being at Gatwick Airport this morning, and made reference to 'Gatsby' being there too, and of course that's Liam Blackwell's nickname.

Ooh we can't wait!

There have been rumours we could see ex-star Joey Essex make a cameo appearance in the new series as well, after he was reportedly seen at Sugar Hut while Jessica Wright was filming. However, neither Joey nor TOWIE bossses have confirmed whether this is true.

Meanwhile, in other TOWIE news, former star Mark Wright has revealed he's voicing a special TV show examining the impact of The Only Way Of Essex on the UK since its launch in 2010.

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