TOWIE to return this autumn with Essex icons appearing to celebrate 10th Anniversary

TOWIE to RETURN this autumn with an array of show icons to celebrate its 10th Anniversary… after filming was postponed by COVID-19

The Only Way Is Essex will return to screens this autumn with a host of classic stars to celebrate the show’s 10th Anniversary.

ITVBe bosses confirmed that fans will get their fix of Essex drama later this year, with the show set to air two episodes a week.

It was also confirmed that to celebrate TOWIE’s 10th Anniversary many of the show’s most iconic stars will be appearing in guest roles throughout the series.

Exciting: The Only Way Is Essex will return to screens this autumn with a host of classic stars to celebrate the show's 10th Anniversary

Exciting: The Only Way Is Essex will return to screens this autumn with a host of classic stars to celebrate the show’s 10th Anniversary

For the new series TOWIE will return to its previous broadcast pattern by airing episodes on both Sundays and Wednesdays.

Along with giving fans to catch up on what stars such as Amber Turner, Chloe Sims and Olivia Attwood have been up to during the lockdown, there will also be surprise appearances from some of the show’s biggest stars from the past decade.

Last series saw the famous county more action-packed than ever before, with Dan and Amber choosing the ditch on Chloe Simms’ birthday causing even more tension between the.

Coming back: ITVBe bosses confirmed that fans will get their fix of Essex drama later this year, with the show set to air two episodes a week

Coming back: ITVBe bosses confirmed that fans will get their fix of Essex drama later this year, with the show set to air two episodes a week

Elsewhere Olivia was caught up in ‘olive-gate’ and clashed with the girls left, right and centre, and Harry finally asked Frankie to be his girlfriend.

Head of Unscripted for Lime Pictures Sarah Tyekiff said ‘We are so excited to get the iconic TOWIE back on people’s screens, twice a week, for what is going to be a huge Anniversary season.

‘It’ll be back with a bang to celebrate 10 phenomenal years with our amazing cast and see the return of some very familiar faces. What happens in Essex, won’t stay in Essex!’

Vintage: It was also confirmed that to celebrate TOWIE's 10th Anniversary many of the show's most iconic stars will be appearing in guest roles throughout the series

Vintage: It was also confirmed that to celebrate TOWIE’s 10th Anniversary many of the show’s most iconic stars will be appearing in guest roles throughout the series

Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions for ITV, added: ‘After 10 years, TOWIE is still going strong and remains the number one show on ITVBe.

‘We’re thrilled to be welcoming back new and old faces for the upcoming mega-series as the show celebrates this special anniversary.’

It had previously been reported that many classic TOWIE stars such as Amy Childs and Mark Wright were in talks to return for the show’s 10th Anniversary.

On hold: In March it was reported that ITV bosses decided to postpone filming for TOWIE's new series due to ongoing fears around the coronavirus

On hold: In March it was reported that ITV bosses decided to postpone filming for TOWIE’s new series due to ongoing fears around the coronavirus

In March it was reported that ITV bosses decided to postpone filming for TOWIE’s new series due to ongoing fears around the coronavirus.

A source told The Sun: ‘There have been lengthy discussions with the cast, and it just wouldn’t have worked without a busy social scene and going to clubs and their shops.

‘TOWIE relies on signature set pieces and glossy events, set in glamorous locations around Essex and involves a big cast of regulars and extras.

‘It’s also all about friendships and relationships, so the social lives of our cast members are at the heart of the show.’

An ITV spokesperson confirmed the news adding: ‘After much consideration, it has been decided that the upcoming series of The Only Way Is Essex will be postponed until later in the year.’

The Only Way Is Essex will return to ITVBe this autumn, and will air on Sundays and Wednesday. 

On soon: The Only Way Is Essex will return to ITVBe this autumn, and will air on Sundays and Wednesday (Amber Turner and Dan Edgar pictured)

On soon: The Only Way Is Essex will return to ITVBe this autumn, and will air on Sundays and Wednesday (Amber Turner and Dan Edgar pictured)

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