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The Only Way Is Essex 2021 start date as Series 29 arrives on ITVBe

TOWIE 2021 air date for brand new series

The Only Way Is Essex has confirmed the start date for its new series in 2021.


It’s time for another visit to the gossip and glamour capital of the UK, as The Only Way Is Essex returns for its 29th series.

Lifting the lid on the lives of Essex’s most colourful characters, the brand-new series will give viewers a chance to catch up on all the latest goings on from the glamorous cast.

The Only Way Is Essex 2021 air date

The new series of TOWIE will begin on Sunday, 12 September at 9PM on ITVBe.

As well as watching on TV you can watch online via the ITV Hub here.

A teaser for the opening episode shares: “Kicking things off with a sun-soaked opening episode, the group are on a glamorous staycation on the south coast, spending the week in Sandbanks, Dorset, home of the world’s most expensive coastal real estate.

“From beach parties and jet-skiing to fabulous holiday homes, will this UK getaway rekindle relationships? Spark new ones? Or will summer flings and social media mishaps interfere?”


The new series is set to see a big shake up to the TOWIE cast with rumours that around 10 stars have been dropped.

Those set to feature in the new series are Dani Imbert, Liam ‘Gatsby’ Bakewell, Saffron Lempiere, Frankie Sims, Demi Sims, Roman Hackett, Chloe Sims, James ‘Diags’ Bennewith, Amy Childs with daughter Polly, Pete Wicks, James ‘Lockie’ Lock, Chloe Brockett, Amber Turner and Dan Edgar.

In a statement posted to social media earlier this year, the TOWIE team announced: “After more than 10 fabulous years following the lives of our ever-growing cast, TOWIE will be evolving with some changes.

“As it looks ahead to future series, the next instalment of our BAFTA award winning show returns to Essex to follow a smaller group of cast members.

“This change allows our cast more time to film their real lives, showing more of their personal passions and professions, alongside their strong bonds and dynamics with family and friends


“Those who won’t appear regularly on screen next series will always be part of the TOWIE family and we wholeheartedly thank them for sharing their lives with us in recent years

“As always, their wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and we will continue to offer welfare support if needed to all past and present TOWIE cast.”