PICTURES: Mark Wright back to cheer up Arg on The Only Way Is EsseXmas!

The Only Way Is EsseXmas - Mark Wright

The Only Way Is Essex is back for its Christmas special tonight, and there's a special surprise for James Argent in the form of his old friend Mark Wright!

Wright - who quit the show last year to take part in I'm A Celebrity and now hosts Take Me Out: The Gossip - was persuaded to make a one-off comeback to cheer up a depressed Arg, as he faces the festive season without Lydia Bright.

And while Mark's around he can't resist paying a visit to his ex-girlfriend Sam Faiers, who's equally as shocked to see him!

Check out our picture gallery of his big return below, and tune in to the show tonight at 10.00pm on ITV2 to watch the action unfold...

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