Reality star and boutique owner Lydia had been away from Essex for two weeks filming a secret project, but she took to Instagram today telling fans she was about to film scenes with her mum Debbie Douglas and friend Carol Wright.
Captioning the photo, she said: "First day back filming TOWIE series 17 with the stars of the show. The mummas!!!"
It was only last week that Lydia returned home and to social media after two weeks away. "Finally back on social media after weeks," she tweeted. "Can't wait for you to all know what I was up to, it really was the toughest challenge of my life."
She also added on Instagram: "I'm home after just under 3 weeks cut off from civilisation. Embarking on one of the toughest journeys of my whole entire life. My biggest lesson learnt is the love I have for my friends and family. So happy to come home to a beautiful welcome home party."
We can't wait to find out what she got up to!
The first episode of series 17 kicked off on Sunday night (28 February) and there was plenty of drama.
Dannielle Armstrong was in tears after Gemma Collins revealed a secret about her ex James 'Lockie' Lock, meanwhile Lewis Bloor got the cold shoulder from the boys, and Chloe Sims slammed co-star Pete Wicks after accusing him of breaking a promise to her daughter Madison.
But what will be in store for Lydia and her boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent?
Speaking ahead of the new series, Arg was asked on Good Morning Britain if a proposal could be on the cards. He said: "We'll have to wait and see what happens. We're in a good place at the moment, we're happy... Who knows what the future will hold!"
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