Name: Liam Blackwell
About: Entrepreneur, rapper, rich kid, helicopter owner. Essex’ answer to Jay-Z, if you will.
TOWIE Tree: Dubbed ‘Gatsby’ by, well, himself (no, he isn't lacking in confidence), Liam burst onto the scene in a red suit (like any self-respecting ladies’ man) ready to romance fiery Ferne! He took her on a helicopter ride on their first date, and then when she dumped him after two dates, he wrote a rap about it and penned the iconic lyrics “Helicopter ride on your first date, imagine what I could do for your birthday”. Rapping may not win you back the girl, but it will win you mad respect/ ensure you’re the butt of a long-running joke from man like Tommy Mallet and the rest of Essex’ finest.
Name: Nicole Bass
About: Known to ask many a ditzy question and carry her cat around in her bag.
TOWIE Tree: Feisty Nicole turned quite a few heads when she rocked up in Marbella, and her ex, Lewis, lost his marbles when he heard the news from Essex! Mike was quick to make his move in Marbs stealing a kiss with Nicole, but Lewis was not backing down and declared all out war on Mike to win Nicole! Unfortunately for Nicole, she quickly went from having two men chase her to zero when Mike backed off after he kissed Amy Childs and Lewis washed his hands of her after a blazing row, and that was before his secret kiss with Jess even came out! Jeez, not exactly lucky in love, is she?
Name: Mike Hasssini
About: Self-confessed playboy and oozing more game than the Premier League, Mr. Hassini isn't lacking in confidence and can usually be found chatting up someone's ex...
TOWIE Tree: Mike ruffled quite a few feathers when he arrived in Marbs and immediately tried to woo Chloe L, and then had Lewis on his back when he shared a sneaky kiss with Nicole. It's safe to say he didn't exactly get off on the right foot with Essex' alpha males, but after the most embarrassing confrontation of all time with Lewis and Jake declaring all out war, Mike seemed to win round the rest of our favourite residents. Now if he can just stay away from everyone else's ex, he might actually stay agg-free! Let's not hold our breath though, eh?
Name: Kate Wright
About: Another Wright in Essex, but despite the name and the feisty attitude, this blonde bombshell is no relation to Jess and Mark!
TOWIE Tree: Kate made an appearance in Marbella, to the surprise of everyone... not least her ex-boyfriend Dan Edgar! Kate was a woman scorned after Dan ditched their three year relationship and cracked on with Jess, and then Lauren. After a public serenade, being thrown in the lion's den and just generally romancing the pants off her, Dan finally won Kate over and now the two are competing for the title of Essex power couple. Watch your backs Tommy and Georgia!
Name: Peter Wicks
About: The sexiest hunk of Pirate man beef to ever grace the glamorous streets of Essex. He has a bucket load of wisdom and straight talking to boot.
TOWIE tree: Pirate Pete arrived in Marbs with his old pal, Lockie, causing heads to turn at a whiplash-inducing speed! He’s the man the boys want to be, and the ladies want to be with. So it's no surprise that after a short time on the scene, he’s had Ferne, Jess, Verity and even Nanny Pat fighting for his attention! He put the graft in with Jess, a LOT of graft, and then found out she was kissed Lewis. Ouch! After that slight hiccup, they're hoping to get back on track... but will it last?
Name: Dan Edgar
About: Smouldering eyes, heart-breaking smile, but minus the arrogant attitude. Dan is one serious, mysterious, bona fide fittie!
TOWIE Tree: Safe to say, Dan E turned a lot of perfectly coiffured heads when he arrived on the scene in tow of pals, Arg and Diags, but he only had eyes for Jess. Lucky for him, she seemed pretty keen too (she doesn’t half have a type, doesn't she?!). Yep, slowly moving on from Ricky, Jess agreed to a few dates with our man Dan, but she quickly blew cold, hot and cold again.
Jess didn't seem too bothered to let Dan go, which is probably why Dan made moves on Lauren. After courting her for the length of series 15, Dan finally got his girl and kissed Lauren at the series finale carnival. Aw. He also caused Lauren and Jess to fall out. Not aw. But then his ex, Kate Wright, arrived back on the scene in series 16 and he ditched everything to win her back... and succeeded! Aw, again!
Name: Jake Hall
Occupation: Part-time footballer, fashion designer
About: Cocky, delusional, spontaneous, good looking... Jake is one dangerous combination!
TOWIE tree: Jake stepped onto the Essex scene by kissing Popey and then denying it (why? No-one knows), but once his ex captured eyes (and hearts) of the hunky, hunky men of TOWIE, it wasn't long before Jake realised he needed Chloe L back in his life. He followed her to Wales in a taxi (which must have cost at least £300!) before running into the freezing cold Welsh sea to prove his love. Did the romantic gesture manage to turn the tide? For a while, yes, but then Jake started hanging around with models before rumours surfaced that he kissed Verity while he was still with Chloe L. Relationship: Over. But then they realised they actually cannot be apart, so they're back on. Again. They are officially Essex' light switch couple!
Name: Chloe L
About: Beautiful, sweet and mild-mannered, Chloe L is quite simply a delight.
TOWIE tree: After six years on and off with Jake, Chloe L was taken under the wing of Ferne and Chloe's former girl bandmate, Jess. With Chloe now on the Essex scene, it wasn't long until her ex, Jake, followed suite to try and win her back. After skinny-dipping in the freezing Welsh sea to prove his love, Jake weaseled his way back into her life despite kissing Popey.
Pictures then surfaced of Jake hanging around with models. To make matters worse, the appearance of new girl Verity caused Jake to confess - he once kissed her. We then saw a side of Chloe L we've never seen before as Chloe stood strong and dumped Jake's sorry botty. But of course, that was never to last long as the pair can barely stay apart for more than five minutes and have decided to give things another go!