The Only Way Is Essex celebrates its landmark 200th episode this Sunday

TOWIE's 200th episode airs this Sunday

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The Only Way Is Essex will be airing its landmark 200th episode this weekend.

Sunday, March 13 will see the ITV2 turn ITVBe series celebrate the landmark achievement after some seventeen series over six years.

As well as the 200th episode itself, The Only Way Is Essex celebrates the milestone with a special documentary looking at how Essex became a pop culture phenomenon.

Narrated by the original Essex alpha male Mark Wright, the retrospective features interviews with some of TOWIE's most popular faces past and present, including Joey Essex, Gemma Collins, Amy Childs, Ferne McCann, Jessica Wright, Danni Armstrong, Pete Wicks and Bobby Norris.

Since launching in October 2010, the show has brought viewers some of the most talked about moments on British television, - countless dramatic moments, tearful break ups, heart warming get togethers, OMG fashion statements and some very interesting choices of vocabulary.

The first episode of TOWIE aired on 10th October 2010 and featured 11 cast members: Mark Wright (who speaks the first words), James Argent, Lauren Goodger, Kirk Norcross, Amy Childs, Harry Derbridge, Sam Faiers, Michael Wood, Candy Jacobs, Jess Wright and the inimitable late Nanny Pat

Over the past six years, TOWIE has seen lots of cast members come and go and they've brought all sorts with them from 25 pets to 288 tearful breakdowns.

TOWIE has also seen a total of 61 dates from 21 couples and here is EVERY one, past and present:

Mark and Lucy (2010)
Kirk and Amy (2010)
Arg and Lydia (2010-2012, 2015-)
Mark and Lauren Goodger (2010-2011)
Kirk and Lauren Pope (2010-2011)
Joey and Sam (2011, 2012-2013)
Mario and Lucy (2011-2013)
Charlie King and Gemma (2012)
Arg and Gemma (2012)
Billi and Tom Kilbey (2012)
Ricky and Jess (2012-2014)
Tom Kilbey and Lydia (2012)
Charlie Sims and Ferne (2013-2015)
Lockie and Danni (2013-2015)
Diags and Fran (2014-)
Bobby and Harry (2014-)
Ellio_ and Chloe Sims (2014)
Lewis and Lauren Pope (2014)
Tommy and Georgia (2014-)
Jake and Chloe Lewis (2015-)
Dan Edgar and Kate (2015-)

With viewers still tuning in, TOWIE looks set to stay with us for a while yet and we're sure that the 300th episode celebrations won't be long away.

TOWIE continues Wednesday and Sunday nights on ITVBe at 10PM with the 200th episode on Sunday night.

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