As if the mere sight of snowflakes in the opening credits of The Only Way Is Essexmas wasn't enough to get us giddy, the gang took off to celebrate the festive period in a country lodge. No sooner had Christmas dinner been eaten than Ms Mecklenburgh said her goodbyes to Essex... Yes, that's right, Lucy has now departed.
Since the series ten finale, we've been on tenterhooks - would Lucy get back with Mario? In short, no, she didn't. Mario claims he snogged Lucy when he bumped into her in a club and Tom claims Lucy stayed at his place in the last few weeks too. It's no wonder Lucy's head is all over the place, which is why she's saying goodbye to the UK's orange county.
Perhaps Tom will get over Lucy by hooking up with another of Mario's exs, Pascal. The pair certainly looked cosy (and so very gorgeous together) in the hot tub.
Just as we were forgetting that Bob and Gem used to have the best arguments ever, Bobby and Gemma had one of the best arguments ever! Gemma said Bobby was "all botox and no backbone" all because he helped out Gem's arch-enemy, Chloe, with a spot of charity work. So much for peace on earth and good will to all men!
And finally, a little Christmas present for y'all to end the year on: Danny O is still single! He turned down the advances of Jas and firmly put her in the "friend zone". Quick! Pass us the mistletoe!