Maria Fowler returns to Essex but struggles with her luggage as no TOWIE cast members greet her

Look who's back in the manor… Maria Fowler returns to Essex but struggles with her luggage as no TOWIE cast members greet her

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20:03 GMT, 10 August 2012

She used to have a large network of show-business friends during her role as a supporting character on The Only Way Is Essex.

But after leaving the show rather acrimoniously Maria Fowler has been all but forgotten about by the current cast of stars.

When the former reality TV personality returned to her old stomping ground, today, she was left struggling to get her suitcase out of her car as nobody was there to greet her.

All by myself: Maria Fowler arrived back in Essex but was not greeted by any current TOWIE stars as she struggled to get her suitcase out of the car

All by myself: Maria Fowler arrived back in Essex but was not greeted by any current TOWIE stars as she struggled to get her suitcase out of the car

The 25-year-old was still in good spirits despite having to put some serious effort into pulling her luggage out of her car boot.

Wearing a red peplum dress with a pair of patent black heels the glamour model made her first stop at the hairdressers to get her locks sorted.

She tweeted: 'Amazing blowdry by @marsandvenusbw love it! Am all ready to party now. Wooo x'.

Touch and tease: The former reality TV star was heading to Mars and Venus hairdressers to get her mane tamed ahead of her night out

Touch and tease: The former reality TV star was heading to Mars and Venus hairdressers to get her mane tamed ahead of her night out

Good look: Maria wore a red peplum dress with a pair of patent black heels the glamour model made her first stop at the hairdressers

Good look: Maria wore a red peplum dress with a pair of patent black heels the glamour model made her first stop at the hairdressers

Good look: Maria wore a red peplum dress with a pair of patent black heels the glamour model made her first stop at the hairdressers

Accompanied by a male friend, she then stopped off to get her nails done in preparation for her birthday party at Sugar Hut in Brentwood, Essex.

Although her birthday is not officially until Wednesday, she is having a large bash at the club owned by Mick Norcross, the father of her onscreen nemesis Kirk.

Maria tweeted: 'Amazing nails @treschicessex on Brentwood. Glitter nails to match my dress!!!!' xxx'.

Hello stranger: Maria popped by Harry's World to see former cast mate Harry Derbridge at his new store

Hello stranger: Maria popped by Harry's World to see former cast mate Harry Derbridge at his new store

With her make-over nearly complete she did spare some time to see one old friend and popped by Harry's World to greet Harry Derbridge.

Both Derbridge and Fowler left the show in 2011 but have failed to secure significant TV time and exposure since their departure.

While Harry has been most noticeable by hanging out with cousin Amy Childs, Maria has been caught up in several Twitter gaffs.

Best friends: Maria and her male companion were getting ready ahead of her birthday party at Sugar Hut, tongiht

Best friends: Maria and her male companion were getting ready ahead of her birthday party at Sugar Hut, tonight

Earlier this year she was embroiled in a row with X Factor winner Marcus Collins after reportedly calling him a 'half-breed' during an argument.

Then during the Olympics opening ceremony, the 25-year-old tweeted: 'Ahhh wish I was there so bad. Muhammad Ali. No disrespect though but why can't he stand now'

She was immediately met with incredulity from SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards, who tweeted: 'You are so DUMB!'

Brainless: Jamal Edwards told Maria exactly what he thought of her after she questioned why Muhammed Ali could not stand up

Brainless: Jamal Edwards told Maria exactly what he thought of her after she questioned why Muhammed Ali could not stand up

He said: 'If I don't know a question I would go on the net first to find out especially what I'm talking about. Not go to Twitter & ask. @mariafowler'.

Jamal then tweeted a picture of the TOWIE star on a ride during a recent trip to Alton Towers, writing: 'Oi you pig!'