Back to being best friends: TOWIE stars bury the hatchet as they join forces to promote new series of the show
00:29 GMT, 28 September 2012
The next series of the show kicks off in just a few days and it seems the cast of TOWIE are already back on the promotional trail.
Several members of the gang were seen at the ITV studios earlier today ahead of the start of series eight this Sunday.
It appears that some bridges have been built between feuding cast members as Mario Falcone and
fiance Lucky Mecklenburgh emerged from the building with Joey Essex and the trio appeared on friendly terms.
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Back on the small screen: Lucy Mecklenburgh and fianc Mario Falcone were seen leaving the ITV studios with some of their TOWIE cast mates earlier today
Last series Joey and girlfriend Sam Faiers had a huge bust up with the betrothed pair and accusations of cheating flew between the couples.
But judging from the smiles on the cast members faces today it looks like they are back to being buddies, for the time being at least.
Sam Faiers was also with the group but was not pictured, while her sister Billie also joined in the antics.
Lucy, 21, showed off her shape in a pair of tight jeans and a bold red peplum top matching her heels to her Mulberry handbag.
Big smiles: Billie and Joey Essex were also at the studios today ahead of series seven which starts on Sunday
No bad blood Despite fighting last series Lucy and Mario seemed to be on good terms with Joey. Billie didn't seem to mind being part of the group either while her sister Sam was nowhere to be seen
Showing off her shape: Lucky,21, donned a pair of tight jeans and a red peplum top for the meeting
Billie Faiers opted for a pleated leather skirt, dark tights and an animal print jumper for the day.
A trailer for the upcoming series has
been released but contains clips from series six, given that the show
is filmed just days before it airs fans will have to wait to find out
what is in store for the upcoming series.
One thing is for certain – Lauren Goodger will not be returning to screens after bowing out of the end of last series.
The Only Way Is Essex returns to ITV on Sunday September 30 at 10.00pm