The new series of The Only Way Is Essex will become more like Geordie Shore, it's been claimed today.
With a new production team at the helm of the upcoming latest series of the ITV2 reality show, things are set to change.
Insiders claim that there will be less 'scripted' segments of the show and more footage from the group's nights out.
“One of the new TOWIE producers has worked on Geordie Shore, which has got some of the cast worried about the format changing," a source said. "There's going to be less set-up events, like Lucy's birthday, and just focus on general nights out with the cast."
Speaking to heat magazine, the insider added: "Now they're looking to capture some real drama on nights out, and will be filming from around 10.30pm to 12.30pm, and hopefully catch more raucous action like in Geordie Shore. Obviously some of the female cast are concerned about what is going to be shown.”
Stars expected to return for the new series include Lydia Bright, Charlie King, Bobby Norris, Sam Faiers, Joey Essex, Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenborough, while there could be some fresh faces joining them.
The insider added: “It will be like ‘back to the beginning’ for the show. It will be a lot more like the first two series of the show with a lot more comedy.”