The award-winning real life soap returns for its eighteenth series, following the Essex gang on a group jaunt to Mallorca. Megan and Pete are still in their honeymoon period, but it is clear not everyone wishes the happy couple well, especially Chloe L, who remains adamant that Megan has been up to no good. After yet another acrimonious split, Arg finally gets his moment with Lydia, but is she willing to forgive and forget? Dan and Kate have also split, but will they be able to keep things civil? As Bobby approaches 30, he decides to spend his holiday broadening his cultural horizons.
The Essex gals and guys wave goodbye to Mallorca and head back to Blighty. Will friendships and relationships have survived after all the sun, sea and drama?
Reality programme following a group of people in Essex, with each episode filmed just a few days before transmission
Award-winning reality series. Jon and Kate's feud remains unresolved and it looks as though he is heading for yet another war of words - this time with Chloe Sims. When Gemma spots Jon outside her shop, she takes the opportunity to do some flirting. At the pool party later, Jon contacts Kate and asks for a private conversation - will he give her the apology she is waiting for? Chloe M is looking to build bridges with Megan and approaches her with Courtney at the pool party, but Megan proves less forgiving - can their friendship ever really recover? Gatsby introduces Lydia and Chloe Lewis to his cousin Monty, and Chloe L gets tearful with Lydia when she says how alone she feels now she is single. Tommy and Georgia catch up with Tommy's good friend Nathan and his girlfriend Cara as the two couples go bowling, while Arg and Debbie chat for the first time since Arg's split with Lydia.
Last in the 18th series of the award-winning real-life soap. Things reach breaking point for Kate as Jon's allegations continue to weigh on her mind. Who will Dan choose to believe? Pete and Megan's relationship reaches the next level, but what does the future hold for Essex's other power couples? Bobby's 30th birthday party sees Chloe L and Megan facing off yet again, while Gemma makes sure it is a night to remember for her best pal.