Towie crew endure flight drama at Gatwick
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 September 2014
Cast members of Towie saw their arrival in Ibiza delayed by eight hours after their plane suffered technical problems, leading to the flight being cancelled
James 'Arg' Argent, Lauren Pope and Chloe Sims were left terrified after a technical fault on their flight to Ibiza meant they were forced to turn back.
The trio - all of whom star in popular reality show 'The Only Way is Essex' - were among the cast jetting off to the Spanish island to film special episodes.
However, their flight from Gatwick airport encountered technical problems, causing Arg to text his on/off girlfriend Lydia Bright: "We were halfway from London but had to turn back because of technical s**t."
The Sun newspaper reports the drama continued when the Towie cast were in the airport, where a fellow passenger was tasered by police.
Towie star Elliott Wright explained how his girlfriend Chloe, 31, saw the incident.
He said: "There was someone screaming in the terminal and police tasered them. My Chloe said things couldn't get any worse.
"She is a nervous flyer and is beside herself."
The man at the centre of the incident was suspected of being drunk.
The TOWIE crew, meanwhile, were forced to board a coach to Luton, where they got another flight to Ibiza, arriving eight hours late.