Pete Wicks doesn’t seem to take to well to TOWIE newbies.

And this time, he’s got it in for Sam Mucklow.

In episode 2 of the new The Only Way is Essex series, Pete and James ‘Lockie’ Lock exchanged a few harsh words about new Essex hunk, Sam.

Note to self: Never talk about Lockie or his relationship!

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‘Plockie’ Reflect on Sardinia

Pete and Lockie – or ‘Plockie’ as they’re now known – caught up after their trip to Italy.

It looks as if Pete is enrolled in some kind of ‘Lockie boot camp’ as he jokes about getting into the same brawny physical shape of his Essex co-star.

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Lockie and Pete Love ‘Shaz’

Pete went on to say his girlfriend, Shelby Tribble, got more than a bit boozy on the trip.

While James also admitted that he and girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou had their fair share of arguments in Italy.

But on the plus side, the BFFs were overjoyed that their girlfriends get on like a house on fire.

So much so, they now go by the name of ‘Shaz’!

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Sam Mucklow Stuck His Oar In

Pete then addressed the fact that TOWIE newbie Sam Mucklow had a few comments to make on Lockie and Yazmin’s fiery relationship.

Commenting on other relationships is the holy grail of no-no in Essex!

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Calm, collected Lockie let the comments go over his head.

Lockie said: I’m not looking to have any more pals, or have any more people who want to stick their opinions in.”

Meanwhile, it seemed like Sam had really rubbed ‘pirate’ Pete up the wrong way.

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With a new hothead added to the TOWIE cast, it looks like series 23 is going to pop off.

Will we see a Sam, Pete and Lockie showdown next Sunday?

We hope so!

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