ITV2 to create TOWIE love life special

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 August 2011
James Argent and Lydia Bright

James Argent and Lydia Bright

ITV2 producers are to create a one-off show to give fans of 'The Only Way is Essex' the chance to catch up on the cast members' latest relationship ups and downs following a three-month gap since the programme last aired in May

ITV2 bosses are making a one-off 'The Only Way is Essex' special about the cast's love lives.

A number of the show's stars have gone through various relationship ups and downs since the second season ended in May and TV chiefs are worried fans of the series - which returns to screens in September - will be confused by the changes.

The catch-up special - entitled 'I Love Essex' - will feature details of the arguments and tangled love lives that have occurred in the three-month gap between the second and third series.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "'The Only Way Is Essex' is a reality show, not a drama. Since the cameras weren't around when the break-ups happened, they can't ask the stars to 'act' it out.

"So they're planning to play catch-up with a show documenting what's happened over the summer."

Joey Essex and Sam Faiers' four-month romance has come to an end since 'TOWIE' was last on air, and Kirk Norcross and Lauren Pope - who briefly split during series two - have parted ways again.

Meanwhile, James 'Arg' Argent and Lydia Bright's three-year on-off romance is back on.

Arg recently told BANG Showbiz: "We're going to start looking for a place together soon. If I show her some commitment then hopefully it will prove to her how much she means to me."

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