TOWIE girls Cara Kilbey, Lauren Goodger and Frankie Essex glued to their phones at dinner


Didn't your parents teach you not to tweet at the table TOWIE girls are glued to their phones at dinner

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15:20 GMT, 6 June 2012

Their famed for the catch phrase 'Shut uuuuup', and that seems to be exactly what goes on at a TOWIE dinner table.

The reality stars committed a social faux pas by spending a meal glued to their Blackberry phones.

A friend of Cara Kilby, Lauren Goodger and Frankie Essex tweeted a picture of the trio engrossed in their phones at a meal in Marbella last night.

Stimulating conversation TOWIE stars Cara Kilbey, Lauren Goodger and Frankie Essex were engrossed in their phones during a meal last night in Marbella

Stimulating conversation TOWIE stars Cara Kilbey, Lauren Goodger and Frankie Essex were engrossed in their phones during a meal last night in Marbella

The picture was taken by Leyla Antoniou and posted to her Twitter page, and quickly 'retweeted' by Lauren Goodger.

She wrote: 'I went to dinner with my friends and their Blackberry'[email protected] @LaurenGoodger @FrankieEssex'

Another snap shows the girls curled up on the couch fast asleep – a far cry from the party-hard antics the cast are supposed to be getting up to.

Partying hard The girls were also snapped fast asleep on the couch in their villa

Partying hard The girls were also snapped fast asleep on the couch in their villa

The gang have been in the holiday spot filming their TOWIE special The Only Way Is Marbs. Some of the cast have already flown home, while Lauren, Cara and Frankie stayed behind to soak up some extra rays.

The male castmembers seemed to be having more of a lively time when they were pictured out on the town.

This is how we do it: The TOWIE boys appeared to be having a somewhat wilder time when they were snapped out on the town

This is how we do it: The TOWIE boys appeared to be having a somewhat wilder time when they were snapped out on the town

It has been an eventful week, particularly for Lauren, who may have struck up a new romance during their Spanish sojourn.

She was pictured getting very cozy with Spurs' players Jake Livermore and Aaron Lennon and Stoke City player Jermaine Pennant has they hung out at a pool party a few days ago.