Exclusive: TOWIE: Lydia Bright 'hooked up' with ex-boyfriend James Arg Argent during Marbella trip

Published Tuesday, Oct 4 2016, 15:35 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
TOWIE: Lydia Bright may have vowed to move on from ex-boyfriend James Arg Argent, but the pair 'hooked up' during the cast's trip to Marbella, according to sources.

Our Essex favourites headed to Marbs to kickstart filming for TOWIE's nineteenth series and among the cast were exes Lydia and Arg. They confirmed their split, after seven years of dating, back in May, but rumour has it the flame between them was reignited on their recent holiday and the pair hooked up.

Lydia Bright selfie on Instagram
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© Instagram / @lydiabright

James Arg Argent selfie on Instagram
4 October

© Instagram / @real_arg

An insider exclusively told Reveal: "[Arg] has always struggled to let her go and the pair ended up hooking up for one night only."

Lydia and Arg had ended their relationship five months ago, following TOWIE's seventeenth series. Fans had seen the couple house hunting that series and Lydia and Arg had even spoken about marriage and kids on the show. However, shortly after filming wrapped, the duo quietly split.

Their break up wasn't confirmed until several weeks later, and neither Lydia or Arg revealed the exact reasons behind their split, but Lydia did say she had "no choice" but to walk away.

Viewers then saw Lydia and Arg reunite for the first time, since separating, in Palma the following series of TOWIE and Lydia came under criticism for being "brutally honest" with Arg. During a conversation about the breakdown of their relationship, Lydia told her ex-boyfriend that she didn't want them "ever to be friends."

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She said: "You're not the kind of person I want to be in my life. I would like you to stay away from my friends and family... My life is my life now, and I'm getting on with it, we'll keep it that we're strangers. We will just walk past each other and that's how I would like it. I don't want to know you anymore."

Her words left Arg in tears on the beach, but Lydia later defended her comments. She explained: "Everything I said was completely from the heart and what I wanted to say at the time. I had to be quite brutal but that's the only way I could play it – it was all from the heart."

Lydia and Arg had appeared to clear the air by the end of the series, but not enough for Lydia to allow her co-star to hug her.

Not even hugging to now hooking up?! We wonder what's gone on there.

No doubt we'll hear all about it when TOWIE returns to our screens on Sunday (9 October).

Until then, catch up on all the gossip from Marbella and find out what really happened between the TOWIE cast in the latest issue of Reveal - available to buy now.

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