The Only Way is Essex series 9 air date revealed

Joey Essex, Jess Wright, Sam Faiers, Lauren Pope, ‘Arg’ and the gang are returning to ITV2 very soon - starting with a bikini-heavy TOWIE Marbs special


ITV2 structured reality mega-hit The Only Way is Essex will return to ITV2 at 10pm on Sunday 2 June.


TOWIE will return with a special sun kissed holiday episode “The Only Way is Marbs” before thrusting into a full series back in Essex. 

Since launching in October 2010, Essex has become one of the best-watched shows on ITV2, making household names of many cast members including Amy Childs and I’m A Celebrity 2011 runner-up Mark Wright.

The series won the Audience Award at the 2011 Baftas and consistently delivers audiences of over 1.5m for its digital channel. 


Here’s a taste of the sun, sea, sand, sex and sangria to come…