The highly acclaimed BAFTA award-winning the ITVBe and ITVX series, The Only Way Is Essex, is gearing up for a spectacular return in 2024, guaranteeing viewers double the drama with two brand-new series. The anticipation peaks as the next series will start to unfold against the breath-taking backdrop of Bali. The world-renowned Essex based reality TV show continued to be ITVBe’s highest-rated programme of 2023, maintaining its top spot every year since the channel launched in 2014.
Rebecca Kenny-Smith, Director of Programming, Unscripted, Lime Pictures said; “We are thrilled to announce TOWIE’s return in 2024. TOWIE is truly an iconic reality TV show, and has become a cornerstone of British television, captivating audiences for over 32 series. Anticipate more riveting entertainment from the gossip and glamour capital of the UK.”
Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ITVBe & CITV, said “12 years on, and TOWIE is still going strong. It remains the number one show on ITVBe and a streaming stalwart on ITVX. We eagerly welcome back TOWIE in 2024 as it continues to provide new stories by peeling back the layers of Essex’s most vibrant characters.”
Produced by Lime Pictures, the upcoming series pledges to deliver an exciting mix of drama, gossip, exes, and glamour, maintaining the elements that have endeared it to fans throughout the years. From unexpected alliances to captivating arguments, the upcoming new series’ are set to keep viewers hooked from start to finish.
The Only Way Is Essex is made by Lime Pictures and has been recommissioned by ITV’s Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ITVBe & CITV, and Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor, Reality.
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Catherine Hunter-Smith – Senior PR Manager – Lime Pictures, Lion TV & Wise Owl Films.