PICTURES! The Only Way Is Essex cast 2017 - who's on the show!

Who's on TOWIE cast series 20?

Here's a look at the The Only Way Is Essex cast for 2017, ahead of the new series kicking off this Sunday night.

Essex’s most famous residents are back on ITVBe for what will be their twentieth series.

They're ready to set tongues wagging and create gossip galore as the drama continues following on from the Christmas special last year.

The new mega 18 part series begins this Sunday night and will shed light on all the unanswered questions.

There have been a few changes for The Only Way Is Essex cast 2017 with some new and returning faces to the show.

couples Pete Wicks and Megan McKenna and Tommy Mallet and Georgia Kousoulou return to the show but they've power couple rivals as additions to the cast include Yazmin Oukhellou, Lockie's new partner, and Courtney Green's boyfriend Myles Barnett.

Mario Falcone is said to be returning to the TOWIE cast after leaving in 2015 while James 'Arg' Argent will be taking some time out to work on his well being.

Other favourites back on screens include Gemma Collins and Bobby Norris.

The new series - which kicks off with a special in Tenerife - will be the first of two this year as part of a change to the reality show's format.

It was previously revealed show bosses had decided to cut the number of series of the show in 2017 but increase the number of episodes per series.

That means rather than a three or four short runs, there will just be two series that will air for up to three months each.

A spokesperson for ITVBe said last year: “Next year viewers can look forward to two extended series of The Only Way Is Essex on ITVBe, giving fans even more insight and access into the cast’s lives and loves.”

The Only Way Is Essex 2017 returns to ITVBe at 10PM from Sunday, March 5.

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