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! Our Pete isn’t one to chase the ladies though, and who needs to when you’ve got them falling at your feet?! After a short fling with both Jess and Verity, will this tiger be tamed? Watch this space.
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 to 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.
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. Watch out Essex, there's a single man with a lot of testosterone on the loose.
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.
Name: Tommy Mallet
Occupation: Club promoter
About: There's cheeky chappies then there's Tommy Mallet. He quite literally danced into our lives when he Mallet Skanked his way to Ibiza in 2014. His energetic ways have yet to diminish!
Name: Leah Wright
About: Leah embodies the Wright spirit. Loyalty and family are tantamount to her very existence!
Name: James "Arg" Argent
Occupation: Wedding band crooner
About: The lovable yet inappropriate Arg is a new man! He's left his wild, partying days behind him and, after a stint of recovery, he's ready to take on the world.
Name: James Bennewith, but you and everyone else will know him as 'Diags' (or "Digs" if you're Chloe).
Occupation: Contemplated owning a cheese business and was training to be a lifeguard... but for now he's a lover-lover man.
About: Diags gets his name from his "diagonal smile". Apparently if his banter and Joey Essex’s looks were combined an "unstoppable" lady-killing machine would be created. What Diags doesn't know is he's already an unstoppable lady-killing machine!