TOWIE to get 12 new stars
12 new faces are set to join the cast of 'The Only Way Is Essex' after a host of original stars left the show
James 'Arg' Argent's granny is one of 12 new stars to join 'The Only Way Is Essex'.
Nanny Brighton - who starred in the ITV2 show's Christmas special - will be joined by a feisty family of six, two gorgeous guys and three stunning girls in the fourth series, with regular cast members warned their places are under threat.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Producers have always said they want to keep the show fresh. That means bringing in new characters and looking at established cast who have new directions in their lives.
"These new cast members will really shake the show up and give it a new edge.
"Viewers love the older characters so the new mum and dad in the family will be fun.
"Property developer Georgina Dorsett really impressed producers and will become one of the main characters in the new series. She is like a female Mark Wright. Girls really like her and she is a tough old cookie who doesn't take any nonsense.
"This means the current cast can't be complacent and have to up their game to compete with them.
Nobody's place in the show is guaranteed."
The new characters will replace those who have already left including Amy Childs, Mark Wright, and Kirk Norcross, as well as Maria Fowler and Harry Derbridge who announced their departures this week.