TOWIE to return on February 24
ITV has confirmed 'The Only Way is Essex' will return to the small screen for its eighth series on Sunday February 24
'The Only Way is Essex' is to return on Sunday February 24.
The ITV2 show is coming back for its eighth series later this month and ITV bosses have told fans to expect a "more eventful" 10-episode season with even more "explosive" drama and a copious amount of confrontation and conflict.
The network explained: "The 'TOWIE' are gang are back for their eighth outing and life in Essex is more eventful than ever before, as the BAFTA award-winning series returns to ITV2.
"With the tans darker, the hair bigger, the clothes reemer and the drama more explosive, the uber-glamorous Essex community is once again buzzing with conflicts, confrontations and some complicated love lives.
"As always, the series will be filmed close to transmission to ensure that everything that happens to the colourful cast remains as dramatic and intense as the previous episode, but one thing's guaranteed - expect the unESSEXpected."
The show will once again air on Sundays and Wednesdays, and series seven star Charlie King recently vowed to "bring sexy back" to 'TOWIE' if he is required for the eighth season.
He told BANG Showbiz: "Maybe I'll be up for a bit of nudity in the next series? I'm thinking sex sells, so I'm going to be bringing sexy back. That's what I'm going to do, we're bringing sexy back.
"I'm not looking for love now, I'm learning that the more you want something and the more you crave it the less it's likely to happen so let's just let nature take its course and we'll see what happens."
The first 'TOWIE' episode of the eighth series will air on ITV2 at 10pm on Sunday February 24, 2013, with the second episode following at 10pm on Wednesday February 27.