So, it has been officially confirmed that TOWIE season 26 will be back this autumn. Now everyone wants to know, who will return to the cast this year?

TOWIE has always attracted divided opinions, some love it, some hate it. There is no denying it has been a very successful show. In fact, this year will be TOWIE’s 10th anniversary – and it’s going to go off with a bang!

Fans of TOWIE will not need reminding that the show is returning, it has certainly been long awaited. There was concern earlier this year that TOWIE 2020 would be cancelled due to the global pandemic. Luckily, this turned out not to be true, but viewers are eager to see those familiar faces back on our TV screens.

The question on everyone’s minds now though, is who will be in the TOWIE season 26 cast?

We’re going to take a look at when the show will be returning, and who we can expect to see in TOWIE season 26.

TOWIE – when does it return?

Filming for TOWIE season 26 was scheduled to be taking place in Tenerife this year. With it being the shows 10th anniversary, a special birthday series was planned abroad. Unfortunately, ITV announced that filming had been halted shortly before lockdown began in March. With the pandemic sweeping across the nation – the decision had to be made!

Of course, this sparked fears that TOWIE wouldn’t be back on our screens this year. Luckily, ITV confirmed that the show would be returning to our screens this coming Autumn. The show will be returning in it’s usual format, with two episodes shown a week.

TOWIE usually lands in September, however there has been no official date announced as of yet, but updates are likely to be made on the official TOWIE Instagram.

What will be different about ITV’s biggest show this year, will be the new measures in place to reflect Government guidelines. Yes, our favourite Essex lot will be practicing some social distancing in season 26 – how weird will that be?

So, who will we be seeing in TOWIE season 26?

TOWIE season 26 cast

Unfortunately for all you excited TOWIE fans out there, no official names have been mentioned for 2020 as of yet. Of course, we can all still speculate!

We can assume that we will be seeing some of the regular cast such as Amber Turner and Pete Wicks. The exciting news is there’s talk of some original faces coming back for the 10th birthday celebrations! Last year we saw Gemma Collins make an appearance. Many fans have expressed that they hope she will return again this year.

Despite the disruptions to filming schedules and locations, we have a feeling that there may be some surprises to come this year. ITV bosses know that with the delay in getting the much-loved show back on our screens, it will definitely have to be worth the wait!

What will TOWIE season 26 have in store for viewers this year? Well, we’ll have to wait and see!

Who do you think will come back for the TOWIE 10th anniversary? Tell us in the comments below!