PICTURES! The Only Way Is Essex returns this weekend!

Here's a look at the line up stars (of sorts) taking part in the new series of The Only Way Is Essex.

The eighth series (yes, there's been that many!) kicks off on Sunday February 24.

With the tans darker, the hair bigger, the clothes reemer and the drama more explosive, the uber glamorous Essex community is once again buzzing with conflicts, confrontations and some complicated love lives.

As always, the series will be filmed close to transmission to ensure that everything that happens to the colourful cast remains remains as dramatic and intense as the previous episode, but one thing’s guaranteed – expect the unESSEXpected.


Once again the show will air twice weekly, on Sundays as well as Wednesdays, with the next show just a few days into next week for you uber TOWIE fans who can't wait to get the latest gossip.

For now, here are some glam pictures of the cast looking probably the best they ever will do...

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