It’s official. TOWIE is back!

Series 24 kicked off on March 17th 2019 and in a brand new exotic location.

The last series was eventful, to say the least, with Kady McDermott joining the cast, no end of agg and Yaz and Lockie leaving part-way through.

The 24th season of the show is set to be just as dramatic but is rumoured to be a more ‘refined’ version of the show.

Here’s everything you need to know about TOWIE series 24…

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TOWIE series 24: Start date

A brand new series of TOWIE kicked off from Sunday, March 17th at 9 pm.

This series the show is being filmed in Thailand with the whole crew jetting out to Koh Samui for a couple of weeks!

Some fresh youngsters are said to be joining the cast after a huge cull following season 23.

The Only Way is Essex series 23 came to an end on Sunday, November 11th 2018.

Fiery couple James Lock and Yazmin Oukhellou were set to make a return to the 2019 series, however, it looks like they’ve opted out.

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Pictured: James ‘Lockie’ Lock and Yazmin Oukhellou.

What channel is TOWIE on?

TOWIE always airs on ITVBe and there’s no change for season 24.

Head to Freeview Channel 26, Virgin Media Channel 119, and Sky Channel 131.

And if you ever miss an episode go to the ITV Hub – episodes are available once they’ve aired!

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Who’s on TOWIE series 24?

The following cast members have been spotted on TOWIE Thailand so far:

  • Bobby Norris
  • Chloe Meadows
  • Dan Edgar
  • James ‘Diags’ Bennewith
  • Courtney Green
  • Shelby Tribble
  • Chloe Sims
  • Demi Sims

  • Pete Wicks
  • Sam Mucklow
  • Clelia Theodorou
  • Saffron Lempriere
  • Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell
  • Georgia Kousoulou
  • Tommy Mallett
  • Chloe Ross (Georgia Kousoulou’s BFF)

TOWIE regular Gemma Collins, and her boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent don’t look to be appearing in series 24, however, Gemma may join the cast at some point in Thailand.

Amber Turner, Myles Barnett, Kady McDermott, Chloe Lewis, Yazmin Oukhellou and James Lock are also said to not be returning.

 

Back in Essex, eight newbies have joined the show and are already talking botox, fillers and their love lives.

Jayden Beales, Harry Lee, Tom McDonnell, Chloe Brockett, Clare Brockett, Kelsey Stratford, Ella Rae Wise and Joey Turner have all joined for series 24.

Has Lauren Pope left the show?

Yes!

As of March 2019 Lauren has officially left the TOWIE cast.

On her decision to leave TOWIE, Lauren said to The Sun Online: “I feel now is the time for me to move on so I can focus my attention wholeheartedly on my business ventures and personal relationship.”

It has been said, however, that Lauren is welcome to pop in and out of the show – especially now that her ex, Dan Edgar, and best friend, Chloe Sims, are getting romantic.

Lauren was one of the original cast members who opened the show in 2010 alongside the likes of Mark Wright and Amy Childs.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Lauren Pope attends the European Premiere of "Rampage" at Cineworld Leicester Square on April 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 11: Lauren Pope attends the European Premiere of “Rampage” at Cineworld Leicester Square on April 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

When is the TOWIE series 24 finale?

There are usually around 11 episodes per TOWIE season.

We’d estimate that the season 24 finale will take place on Sunday, May 26th.

The final episode of the series is most likely going to air at the usual time of 9 pm on ITVBe.

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