The bubbly reality star bowed out of the show ahead of the 17th series, but was clearly missed by her pals in Gran Canaria, as they couldn't resist FaceTiming her from the holiday island while filming the new season.
These newly-released images from set show Bobby Cole Norris, Danielle Armstrong and Chloe Sims catching up with Ferne as they prepared to check out of their hotel for their flight back to the UK last week.
Ferne announced her TOWIE exit earlier this month, saying she'd been super busy since appearing in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! last year.
"Many of you have been wondering if I will be returning back to Essex after my adventure Down Under," she told fans. "I have been super busy since I've been back from Australia, which means you won't be seeing as much of [me] on The Only Way Is Essex."
She then joked: "You might enjoy the break! However, if any of my friends ever need me or need my advice I will make sure I am back to Essex to help them."
TOWIE returns to ITVBe for its 17th series on Sunday at 10pm.
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