The Only Way Is Essex 2019 cast, start date and spoilers from Series 24

TOWIE Season 24 cast, air date and number of episodes - plus how to stream and watch online

The Only Way Is Essex 2019

The Only Way Is Essex 2019 begins this weekend - here's all you need to know.

From the new cast to the start time, here's all about TOWIE's brand new series on ITVBe.

TOWIE start time

The new series of The Only Way Is Essex now has a confirmed air date for Sundays at 9PM.

TOWIE will start with The Only Way Is Essex in Thailand on Sunday 17 March at 9pm on ITVBe.

Series 24 will air once a week, with each episode last one hour.

TOWIE spoilers

In tonight's opening episode, as Essex's old favourites head off on an exotic Thai getaway, a brand new generation descends upon the UK's most talked about county.

TOWIE makes its explosive return, but a holiday rendezvous with Shelby is about to backfire on Sam Mucklow when she finds out he's also making moves towards Chloe Sims' sister Demi.

As a scorned Shelby demands an explanation from Sam, the heated exchange leads to a dramatic climax.

Meanwhile, can Pete and Shelby put the past behind them as they reunite for the first time since their acrimonious split?

And as Sam makes his play for Demi, Chloe Sims is eager to know what his intentions are...

Back in Essex, a new generation is about to make their presence felt.

The Only Way Is Essex 2019 cast

Those back on the TOWIE cast include Lauren Pope, Shelby Trible, Georgia Kousoulou, Chloe Meadows, Courtney Green, Chloe Sims, Dan Edgar, Tommy Mallet and Pete Wicks.

Also returning for the new series are James 'Diags' Bennewith, Liam 'Gatsby' Blackwell, Sam Mucklow, Pete Wicks and Lauren Pope, Clelia Theodorou and Saffron Lempriere.

However it's been revealed that a host of familiar faces won't be back for 2019. They include Myles Barnett and his Love Island star girlfriend Kady McDermott, who joined the show last year.

Chloe Lewis and Jon Clark are said to have 'mutually agreed' to bow out, together with Chris Clark, Adam Oukhellou, Dean Ralph and Jordan Wright.

Names joining the cast include 18-year-old tutor Kelsey Stratford, 23-year-old personal trainer Tom McDonnell and 18-year-old Hairdresser Ella Wise.

Also new for 2019 are 23-year-old semi-pro footballer & events organiser Harry Lee, 20-year-old model Jayden Beales and 17-year-old fashion student Joey Turner.

They'll be with mum and daughter, 18-year-old hairdresser Chloe Brockett and 42-year-old Black Cab Driver Clare Brockett.

A spokesperson for the show commented: "A number of cast have been notified that they’re not being contracted for the start of series 24 as we look to bring in some fresh new faces, however we’ve always maintained that cast can return as and when the timing is right for them and the show.

"It’s how TOWIE has stayed so fresh and exciting for nearly a decade. We remain grateful to every single cast member that has featured in TOWIE and contributed to its huge success."

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