Joey and Sam split
Marbella isn't known for its fairground attractions, but it certainly had an emotional rollercoaster there during episode two of series nine...
We start with the biggest of all the TOWIM talking points: Sam and Joey's split. The couple look like they've parted ways just two months after getting engaged. A tear-drenched Joey explained to Sam that he had to let her go because it was for the best. Despite the constant arguments, Sam and Joey still love each other. Is there a chance they could get back together maybe?
Another formerly engaged couple (who certainly won't be getting back together) are Lucy and Mario. Mario's been having a holiday romance with Miss Universe runner-up, Beth, and Lucy's hooked up with gym fanatic Dan. However, the final nail in their relationship came when Mario accused Lucy of having another "one night stand in Marbella" (in reference to the previous time she slept with Mark Wright behind Mario's back). Lucy then turned the 'white party' into a claret party when she threw a glass of red wine over her one-time beau.
Gemma and Arg are yet another former couple who won't be reuniting any time soon. Rami, Gem's on/off boyfriend for over a year, paid his girlfriend a surprise visit to Marbs and simultaneously broke Arg's heart. The bow tie-toting crooner was all set to woo Gem back with the tightest and whitest outfit known to man, before Rami stomped in and Gem declared her love for him. Gem went on to exclusively tell itv.com/towie that marriage could just be around the corner for them!