James 'Arg' Argent

Name: James "Arg" Argent

Occupation: Crooner and former hospital radio DJ

About: The lovable yet inappropriate Arg shed the pounds when he ran the 2011 London Marathon and then put them back on despite the odd Marbs bootcamp here and there! Arg has finally moved out of his mum Pat's place and into the same building as Jess and Elliott, but will this be enough to prove to the love of his life, Lydia, that he's finally grown up?

Billie Faiers

Name: Billie Faiers

Occupation: Minnie's co-owner

About: Bubbly, friendly and very smutty, Billie is always up for a laugh. People trust Billie and she’s privy to a lot of Essex gossip through her connections. Billie was often seen awkwardly exiting various TOWIE conversations in a rush, but not now she's got a baby! Her beautiful daughter is called Nelly (we can't confirm or deny whether she's named after the band aid adorned rapper). Bill's also engaged to her long-term beau, Greg. N'aw!

Bobby Cole Norris

Name: Bobby

Occupation: Wordsmith, former party planner and, like Gemma, a life guru

About: Straight-talking Bobby is always there for his Gemma. She wanted Bob to move in to give her company? He moved in. She wanted Bob to move out so she could spend time with Rami? He moved out. Yep, he's loyal, sensitive and hilarious. Such is his owl-like wisdom, everyone in TOWIE seems to be confiding in him . Well, wouldn't you when he says pearlers like, "It's no skin off your m***e"!

Carol Wright

Name: Carol Wright

Occupation: Full-time mum

About: Carol tells it like it is and we wouldn’t want to cross her... or anyone in the Wright family, come to think of it! She was often left to sweep up her offspring's Lauren Goodger-sized problems, but nowadays she's the shoulder for daughter Jess to cry on when she's having boy trouble. Carol can have fun with the best of 'em though and she's often seen partying away with her mum, Nanny Pat.

Chloe Sims

Name: Chloe Sims

Occupation: Former Playboy Bunny and full-time mum.

About: Chloe is funny, sweet-natured and always impeccably turned out. It's no wonder she's been catching the attention of a certain Essex hunk.

Dan Osborne

Name: Dan Osborne

Occupation: Model and tattoo artist

About: The model "DILF" is deemed the nice one from #TeamNaughty (that's the self-proclaimed name of Dan and his gym life-partner, James). Dan used to be a semi-pro footballer and apparently he's not a bad singer either! Some guys get all the luck...