The last time we saw Kate and Dan on screen they appeared pretty solid, after a brief rocky patch, but since the cameras stopped rolling in March, their relationship has come to an end, as we'll see in the new series.
During Sunday night's premiere episode, The Only Way In Majorca, we'll see Kate in tears after running into Dan while filming for the show in Palma.
It's the first time she's seen Dan since their split so understandably it's pretty emotional. But is it really the end or could they give it another go?
A source told Reveal this week: "Kate and Dan both feel like the spark has gone. They love each other but they haven't got that chemistry any more, so they've agreed to split up. Its an amicable break-up."
Kate and Dan's split will come as a shock to fans, as it was just May when they looked totally smitten while enjoying a sunshine holiday in Mexico.
They've dated for five years – bar a nine-month split that happened when Dan joined TOWIE. Kate later followed him onto the show.
Chatting to us earlier this week, co-star Danielle Armstrong said: "They went to Mexico on holiday, and I'm quite close to Kate, when she got back she did say that things weren't that great then. When they got back, they both decided that they needed to have a break."
As for whether they could reunite, she added: "With Dan and Kate, I think maybe they got together a bit too young, they both need a bit of headspace… I think you see that they get close one night, there's definitely still contact put it that way..."
TOWIE returns Sunday, 17 July at 10pm on ITVBe!