The TOWIE romance is over: Gemma Collins gets back together with Rami after being dumped by Arg before his Ibiza holiday
09:38 GMT, 1 October 2012
They may have only been off the small screen for a few weeks but the stars of The Only Way Is Essex still managed to create plenty of drama during their break from filming.
Although Gemma Collins and James 'Arg' Argent have been love's young dream for the past few months, it would seem their romance is now well and truly over.
Viewers were brought up to speed on the couple's rocky romance in Sunday night's episode of the ITV2 reality show, learning Arg had dumped the curvy blonde before heading off to Ibiza on a lads' holiday.
All over: Viewers learned that Gemma Collins and
Arg have been split up for a number of weeks on the first episode of
the new series
But Gemma hadn't exactly been sat around pining for the wannabe crooner, and it was revealed she had been seeing her ex-boyfriend Rami for the past few weeks.
The action got off to a dramatic start when Gemma called Arg's pal James 'Diags' Bennewith, demanding to know exactly what had gone on during their jaunt to the Spanish party island.
After she failed to get the confirmation she was looking for, the plus-size fashion designer decided to confront the matter head on and turned up to confront Diags in a restaurant while he ate with Tom Pearce.
On the warpath: Gemma called James 'Diags' Bennewith to find out exactly what Arg got up to during his holiday in Ibiza
Setting the record straight: Arg was seen chatting to Joey Essex explaining why he broke up with Gemma
She said: 'Sorry to come here but I just need to know
if James has cheated on me'
And while Diags was berating her for putting him in an awkward position, Arg was discussing calling time on the couple's relationship once and for all as he sat down for a chat with pal Joey Essex.
With Joey pretending to be Gemma, he said: 'I
love you, Gemma, and I care about you as a friend. I’ve tried making it
work… but I need to be single, I need to be one of the boys.'
Not happy at all: The curvy plus-sized designer was seen going to confront Mario because she had heard he told her new man Rami that he could do better than her
Not giving anything away: Mario was rather coy about what he had or hadn't said to Gemma's current boyfriend
He also claimed that listening to One Direction song Live While We're Young had made him realise that he needed to be on his own for a while so he could have some fun.
Although the moment when Arg and Gemma called time on their troubled relationship wasn't captured on camera, the bubbly blonde later confessed all to her best friend Bobby Cole Norris, telling him Arg had split up with her before he jetted off to Ibiza, and that she had been seeing Rami once again.
But that was by no means it when it came to drama for Gemma, with the former car saleswoman later going out to confront Mario Falcone after he reportedly told Rami she wasn't good enough for him.
Man to man confrontation: Rami even went into Mario and Lucy's flat to talk to Mario
At loggerheads: Gemma and Lucy came to blows after the bubbly blonde confronted Mario over comments he had allegedly made to Rami
After turning up at the flat he shares with fiancee Lucy Mecklenburgh, the reality star let rip on the Italian hunk in true Gemma fashion.
Raising her voice, she said: 'Don’t ever go up to my new fella and tell him I’m not good enough to speak to him.'
This didn't sit well with Lucy, who had been trying on wedding dresses with her best friend Lydia Bright, who is also Arg's ex-girlfriend.
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She fumed: 'This is my night, and you've come in here accusing my boyfriend of doing this. I was with him that night and he didn't say that.'
But evidently not content with Lucy's protestation of innocence, Gemma brought Rami into the flat to back up her claims.
And that wasn't it when it came to show drama, with Joey Essex and Sam Faiers falling out over their plans to move in with each other.
Celebrating in style: The TOWIE girls headed out in a Hummer limo as they marked Cara Kilbey's 25th birthday
Copping a feel: The girls seemed to be particularly enamoured by the sight of Frankie Essex's recent boob job
Busting out: Joey's sister Frankie showed off her new breasts during a night out
Elsewhere, Frankie Essex made sure to show off the results of her recent boob job, flaunting her new cleavage in a royal blue cutaway style dress as she headed out to celebrate Cara Kilbey's 25th birthday during a wild night in London.
Meanwhile, original cast member Kirk Norcross made a triumphant return to the reality show, and headed out car shopping with his dad Mick after recently patching up their relationship.
He's back! Kirk Norcross made a triumphant return to the show which catapulted him to stardom during Sunday evening's show