When is The Only Way Is Essex back on ITVBe? Everything you need to know about series 21 of the reality hit and its stars Megan McKenna, Gemma Collins and Chloe Sims

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The Only Way Is Essex series 21: The hit ITVBe show is set to return for a brand new series [ITVBe]

The hit reality show has seen its fair share of drama, fall-outs, break ups – and make ups – throughout the years.

But it doesn’t look like viewers’ obsession with The Only Way Is Essex is showing any signs of waning.

Back in May the most recent season of TOWIE came to a dramatic conclusion after weeks of revelations, splits and emotional breakdowns.

And now the ITVBe series has been confirmed to return for series 21.

The TOWIE cast were all out, including Kate Wright, Gemma Collins, Liam 'Gatsby' Blackwell and Dan Edgar

The Only Way Is Essex series 21: The show will be back for its usual mix of romance, friendship and fall outs [Wenn/ ITVBe]

TOWIE set for a dramatic shake up with the removal of some cast members?

The Only Way Is Essex series 21: The show has seen its fair share of drama over the years [ITV]

Before that there will of course be the famous Marbella specials, though according to reports not all the cast will be involved this time around.

So ahead of the show returning, here’s everything you need to know about series 21 of The Only Way Is Essex.

When will The Only Way Is Essex series 21 start?

The Marbella episodes of The Only Way Is Essex will begin filming in August so the series is expected to air around September.

What channel will series 21 of The Only Way Is Essex be on?

Like the previous series, The Only Way Is Essex series 21 will air on ITVBe.

Though the show originally was shown on ITV2, it moved channels in 2014.

Which cast members will be returning to The Only Way Is Essex?

James Argent is looking amazing following his rehab stintThe Only Way Is Essex series 21: James Argent is returning following his rehab stint [Instagram/ James Argent]

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It’s thought that series regulars like Megan McKenna, Gemma Collins and Chloe Sims will all be back for more episodes.

Amber Turner, who joined last series, is also likely to be returning, while her ex boyfriend Jamie Reed has confirmed he and new love Jade Lewis will be back on TOWIE.

Original cast member James ‘Arg’ Argent will also be making a comeback following his dramatic weight loss and transformation post-rehab.

Who’s quit The Only Way Is Essex since series 20?

Both Lydia Bright and her mum Debbie Douglas have confirmed they’ve left the show.

TOWIE's Debbie has quit the show a day after daughter Lydia Bright

The Only Way Is Essex series 21: Debbie Douglas recent confirmed she has quit the show – a day after daughter Lydia Bright did the same [Wenn]

Despite reports that it was caused by the return of Lydia’s ex Arg, the star exclusively confirmed to us that this wasn’t the case, and revealed that her exit is purely down to the fact she’s so busy with other projects.

Kate Wright has also taken a break from the show, supposedly to focus on her romance with football legend Rio Ferdinand. 

What will The Only Way Is Essex series 21 be about?

The last series of The Only Way Is Essex mainly focussed on Megan’s split from Pete Wicks.

The break up caused many fights between the cast but now that the pair are back together, will they take a back seat story-wise?

TOWIE: Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks called it quits after one year of dating

The Only Way Is Essex series 21: Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks are reportedly back together after splitting on screen earlier this year [ITVBe]

With Jamie confirming his return, there’s likely to be sparks flying between him, ex Amber and Dan Edgar – who she cheated with.

At the end of series 20, Gemma promised to achieve her dream of becoming a mother so fans will no doubt be hoping to follow her along her journey.

 

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