The Only Way is Essex to shoot in Tenerife

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 January 2017
Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks

Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks at the National Television Awards

The cast of 'The Only Way is Essex' will jet across to Tenerife this weekend to shoot the forthcoming series

The 'Only Way is Essex' cast will film the forthcoming series in Tenerife.

The popular ITVBe show hasn't been on screens since the festive special last month but bosses are adamant the first installment of 2017 is one not to miss as they're jetting a big group of the castmates out to the sun-soaked island this weekend to start shooting.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the National Television Awards, held at London's O2 Arena, on Wednesday (25.01.17), Dan Edgar said: "We start filming on Sunday. We're going to Tenerife on Sunday. There's quite a lot of us to be fair."

Although it's not yet known who will be joining Dan abroad, Gemma Collins - who quit the show in 2015 but keeps making sporadic cameo appearances - has agreed to jet to Spain's Canary Islands in order to celebrate her 36th birthday with her former co-stars.

Dan explained: "I think we're all going out there for Gemma's birthday so there will be a big group of us out there. Although she's quit, she'll always be about!"

Megan McKenna and her boyfriend Pete Wicks are also looking forward to getting some winter sun this weekend following their explosive row last summer in Marbella.

She explained: "I am flying to Tenerife on Sunday. I've just come back from Dubai and St Lucia. There's only a few of us going, not everyone goes. All I know at the moment is that me and Pete are going and a I think some of the couples are going. Hopefully there won't be any drama this time. I think people can relate to us. We're normal, we do normal things. When we react to things, it's real reactions. We row and we fight. We don't look back, we look forward. For a viewer, I must have been really good TV."

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