A lot went down in episode 5 of TOWIE.
From the ‘End of Summer Ball’ – any excuse to have a party in Essex, right? – to tearful apologies, and talk of hiring real-life elves for the month of December.
Summer may be over but things haven’t cooled down in Essex!
This is the TOWIE recap – The Only Way is Essex season 23 episode 5.
— GATSBY 🔱 (@GATSBY_liam) September 30, 2018
Gemma Collins Plays Matchmaker
Now that Gemma has found true love with TOWIE co-star James ‘Arg’ Argent, she’s helping her nearest and dearest find ‘the one’, too.
After last week’s singles night, Bobby Norris reported back to Gemma with the news that her BFF, Saffron Lempriere, and straight-talking TOWIE star Jon Clark had chemistry!
After sharing her thoughts with Jon, Gemma expected him to sweep best friend Saffron off her feet.
Jon didn’t turn up to the party, though.
So that one went down like a lead balloon.
Perhaps stick to retail, Gem.
Diags Gets a Spray Tan
Episode 5 gave us a bit more than we bargained for – in other words, James ‘Daigs’ Bennewith’s upper thigh.
Thanks for that, TOWIE!
— Chantal (@ChantalMarie87) October 1, 2018
Quite honestly, if I had to choose who to go on a date with, it would be Diags #towie
— Louise (@getagripquick) September 23, 2018
Daigs has got to be the least stereotypical Essex guy – opting out of a spray tan one leg in?
Are you even from Essex?
Yazmin Oukhellou Reaches Breaking Point
The last two episodes of TOWIE have seen Yazmin Oukhellou have more breakdowns than Britney Spears.
But this time, things got serious as she admitted she needs to seek help.
I feel so sorry for yaz #Towie bless her 😥
— Hayley (@hayleywingx) October 1, 2018
Yaz’s long-term boyfriend, James ‘Lockie’ Lock has been supporting her throughout her rough patch.
Yaz’s Mum Steps in
Yaz’s mum, Lisa Oukhellou, shared a few wise words with her daughter.
As Yaz admitted she “doesn’t know what to do” and “knows she’s not her happy self”.
Her mum said it’s time to get out of Essex for a while and to clear her head.
Gemma Collins is Getting Festive
It may be October, but Gemma is already planning Christmas.
In true GC style, of course.
Kady McDermott Makes an Entrance
The Essex-lot gathered together this episode to celebrate the end of summer.
And, while Courtney Green was celebrating her new edgy self, her ex’s new girlfriend totally turned up.
Enter Kady McDermott, ladies and gents!
omg kady is a dick mate how have you got the balls to walk up to your new fellas ex and say hi 😂😂😂😂😂😂 #towie
— Sarah Jenkins (@sarahjenkins_) September 23, 2018
Myles was getting all soppy in a dark corner of the party, while his new girlfriend was making friends elsewhere.
Ballsy Kady went straight in for the kill!
TOWIE fave Courtney managed to hold it together – until she ran off crying, that is.
Sam Mucklow and Pete Wicks Have More Confrontation
Are they friends? Are they enemies? We still don’t know.
They had another argument this episode, although Pete seemed puzzled as to what he had done.
Remember that extreme impression you did of Sam, Pete?
The pair went back and forth, while their conversation was heated, it was going nowhere.
Look, as far as I’m concerned, this is all f*cking ridiculous.
A productive chat then, lads.
Big Lockie Makes an Appearance
Episode 5 saw Lockie open up to his dad, Big Lockie, on the subject of girlfriend Yaz’s recent troubles.
Big Lockie said he never sees his son anymore:
As soon as you’re on the dog I’m there for you.
Yaz Sees the Girls Face To Face
Finally, Yaz goes to meet the girls to apologise for her actions last week.
Yaz arrived at the cafe in bits and said sorry to Courtney and Chloe M.
She then said she was heading off to take time out to work on herself.
Dan Edgar Finally Says It
Finally, the Amber Turner and Dan Edgar saga has reached an all-time high as he said those three words.
Dan admitted he isn’t the best with his emotions after handing his girlfriend a bouquet of roses and wagon wheels.
After Dan said ‘I love you’, Amber then cried ‘happy tears’ and said:
You know I’ve loved you for a long time.
Don’t we all, Amber, don’t we all.
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