PICTURES! The Only Way Is Essex cast revealed as show returns to ITVBe

TOWIE cast 2016: Series 18 cast of TOWIE

The Only Way Is Essex 2016 continues with its second series of the year this month.

TOWIE is BACK on ITVBe from Sunday, July 17 and will air Sundays and Wednesdays over the summer.

Once again, we should prepares ourselves for another helping of delicious drama, fabulous fashion statements and an abundance of awkward moments as we head back to Essex.

Although for the launch of Series 18, Essex will be heading to Mallorca for a summer special.

As the cast kick start their summer, plenty of questions left to be answered - how will a newly single Lydia and Arg react to one another? Are Lockie and Danni back on track? Is Chloe Sims single? And are Megan and Pete still going strong?

The action picks up after an eventful last series, which saw Megan McKenna make her mark on Essex and fall on the wrong side of Chloe Lewis, new girls Courtney and Chloe falling out of favour with Essex's other fiery females, Bobby's hunt for a man, and Arg and Lydia celebrating their seven year anniversary.

With all of Essex's biggest characters back in action, plus a few new faces to inevitably stir the pot, the stage is set for a Summer of gossip and glamour.

Get ready for more emotions than you can throw a hashtag at as The Only Way Is Essex comes back with a bang, exclusively on ITVBe.

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