TOWIE begins filming series 19 in Marbella on Friday, 23 September - we can't wait!

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TOWIE starts filming the new series from Friday!

Yes, our favourite Essex gang are all jetting out to sunny Marbella on Friday (23 September) to start filming the opening episodes of series 19, which is due to air on ITVBe in October.


TOWIE Series 18 cast photo


The cast's group photo from series 18 - some of them aren't returning for series 19 such as Billie Faiers.

We already knew the group were off to Marbs as Reveal columnist Megan McKenna shared that nugget of info in her latest column, telling us: "TOWIE is back in October and it'll be set in Marbella."

She also explained that the cast had been told they'd either film in the sunshine for a week or ten days. Now, we'd be all for the longer stay abroad – hello tan, cocktails and fun! But Megan's actually hoping to go home early.

"Some people film for seven days, some stay for 10, but hopefully I'll get to come home earlier," Megan told us. "Doing 10 days with that lot is an absolute living nightmare, as I don't get on with half the cast! I've got to the point where I ignore it now but I'm hoping there's another drama this series that'll take the heat off me."

Megan McKenna publicity photo for series 18


Megan is hoping to go home from Marbs early.

There will be some changes this series: Billie Faiers has quit, while original star Lauren Goodger is returning which we are SO excited about! Lauren, who left the show in series six, has vowed to stay out of the drama but will that really happen once she's back in the Essex fold?

She's also insisted she's not looking for romance on the show. "I don't want a TOWIE relationship!" she told us. "I'm not attracted to anyone on the show. I can just have fun and enjoy it. It's a bit of banter."

Again, though, will that change?

Lauren Goodger in The Only Way Is Essexmas, December 2015

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Lauren in The Only Way Is Essexmas in December. She made a brief cameo.

Danielle Armstrong and James Lock, Palma, Mallorca
13 July

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Danni and Lockie have split.

Another big change is Danielle Armstrong and James Lock ending their romance off-screen. We saw cracks in the series 18 finale when Danielle confessed all wasn't well, so perhaps we'll learn now what really happened between them.

It's gonna be an interesting series, right?

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