The Only Way Is Essex cast as you've never seen them before

The Only Way Is Essex 2018 cast have been given a unique makeover for a new photoshoot.

The TOWIE cast have gone back in time to film the promo for the new series, TOWIE or not TOWIE...

Ahead of the eagerly anticipated the brand new series, TOWIE's favourite faces, including show veterans Gemma Collins, James Argent and Lauren Pope, swap the Essex glam for some Shakespearian chic...

The new promo debuts on ITV on Saturday 10th March.

The 22nd series will air on ITVBe later in the month, with the exact start date to be confirmed.

While the TOWIE regulars are back, the cast will see some changes when the new series begins.

It was previously revealed that a number of familiar faces wouldn't be returning.

Chris Clark, Amber Dowding, and Mike Hassini are among those leaving. Jack Rigden, Jordan Brook, Maddie Hooper and Ruby Lacey will also not be returning as TOWIE 2018 cast members.

A spokesperson for TOWIE said last month: “There are a number of cast who have mutually agreed their time on the show has come to a natural end for now.

“We wish them well and look forward to another exciting year ahead for Towie.”

Meanwhile, new cast are said to include Miss Great Britain Shelby Tribble, who is dating Pete Wicks.

She'll joined Jordan Wright, who previously dated Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison and Dean Ralph, who is pals with Tommy Mallet.

In another change, the new series is expected to only air once a week rather than on both Sunday and Wednesday nights.

However each episode is understood to now be an hour long, rather than 50 minutes.

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