Series 23 of TOWIE got off to a pretty positive start this year.
The Essex peeps were up to their usual shenanigans in episode 1 – tanning, pool parties, gossip and of course some standard confrontation.
However, there was one touching moment, as Tommy Mallet opened up about a health issue that we were previously oblivious too.
— Chloe Meadows (@Chloemeadows) September 3, 2018
The Only Way Is Essex Italia
The Only Way Is Essex has given us a fair few cringe-worthy scenes over the years but the opening of The Only Way Is Essex Italia was on another level.
After that Godfather-style intro attempted by ‘the tripod’ Dan Edgar, Myles Barnett and Diags… shall we just give Diags a BAFTA now?
Tommy Mallet Breakdown
Businessman and TOWIE star Tommy opened up about having a mental breakdown after working 19-hour days for three years.
He launched MALLET footwear in 2015 and since then the brand has skyrocketed.
Tonight’s episode means a lot to me… Not easy to talk about any illness on a TV show but we are gonna help young men from it so mission complete!!! ❤️ https://t.co/tgxZBjcBCS
— MAL (@tommy_mallet) September 2, 2018
Heart is breaking watching tommy mallet on towie ☹️☹️ nothing scares me more thinking of my boyfriend, brother, friends etc struggling on their own because they think its embarrassing for a boy to speak out about their mental health #TOWIE
— chloë (@chloeegru) September 2, 2018
I used to think it was like a weakness and it was only in your head. I went from zero to making something into something massive and I thought I could handle it.
He thanked his long-term girlfriend, Georgia Kousoulou for being there for him.
Georgia said: Just literally have a good time and relax. I think you need it, Tom.”
Tommy also said that he wants to help other people who go through severe anxiety and stress.
It wasn’t just Tommy and Georgia who were opening up this episode.
Lockie and Yazmin
James ‘Lockie’ Lock and Yazmin Oukhellou had their first (many more to come) argument of the series but made up hours later.
Courtney Green and Myles Barnett Back Together?
Courtney is doing her best to get over Myles, throwing his pants, a teddy bear and a painting into a fire – she must mean it this time.
Courtz means business!
There’s always going to be agg in Essex and this week is no exception.
Roll on next Sunday!
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