The Only Way is Essex series 23 is as eventful as ever.

In TOWIE series 23 episode 8 the girls strut down a catwalk, Saffron’s sausage obsession is back, Yaz returns from therapy and Diags gets hooked up!

Sparks are flying between Sam Mucklow and Shelby Tribble, but the tension is rising between Yaz Oukhellou and James ‘Lock’ Lockie, here’s the TOWIE recap!

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Dan Sets Up Diags

This episode Dan Edgar is set on finding James ‘Diags’ Bennewith the perfect date.

He ropes in TOWIE newbie Kady McDermott to find Diags a lady friend.

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Sam Mucklow, Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell and Dan meet up with Kady who says she thinks she’s got the perfect gal in store.

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Kady and her best friend, Jodie Charles, arrive at the club and Kady leaves Jodie and Diags to get acquainted.

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Kady said: “I’ll leave you two to talk about your love of cats.”

For Diags to later find out Jodie doesn’t even like cats that much – she prefers dogs.

Chloe Meadows Ups Her Confidence

After last week’s (14th October) meltdown, Chloe takes on the catwalk in a bid to boost her confidence.

Amber Turner, Courtney Green and Chloe Lewis all join in, posing in different Quiz clothing looks.

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Yaz Oukhellou is Back

After some time away from Essex, Yaz is back in town.

We first see Yaz and Bobby Norris attending a singing lesson together.

Yaz explains that while she was away she realised that she had made her boyfriend her life and that they should both get hobbies – hers being singing.

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Her boyfriend, Lockie, went and bought a horse but it seems that even though the pair are trying to follow a path of self-improvement, their relationship still hangs in the balance.

At the end of episode 8 Lockie said to Yaz:

Do you want me to move out?

Saffron Confronts Shelby

While Shelby’s now made up with ex-boyfriend Pete Wicks, she’s managed to get on the wrong side of Essex girl Saffron.

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Saffron Lempriere’s negative view of Shelby has been brewing for a few weeks now.

In TOWIE’s episode 8 Saffron explains to Shelby how she feels.

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Saffron and Shelby were in a room a few weeks back when someone “started sla**ing off Clelia”.

Shelby apparently didn’t jump to her best friend’s defence and for that Saffron’s not impressed.

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Unapologetic Saffron stood her ground while Shelbz sat in the coffee shop flummoxed.

Let the drama continue next week! (28th October)

TOWIE: 5 WOMEN Diags should 100% go out with!

 

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