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It was also announced that episode running times would be increased from 50 minutes to 60 minutes.The first series of the show began airing on 10 October 2010 and concluded on 10 November 2010, consisting of 10 episodes.Due to the success of the series, a Christmas special aired the same year on 24 December 2010.
Both Lydia Bright and her mum Debbie Douglas have confirmed they've left the show.
On 21 December 2017, it was announced that a further two series had been commissioned for 2018.
It was also confirmed that the series will only air once a week unlike past series which aired twice a week.
Before that there will of course be the famous Marbella specials, though according to reports not all the cast will be involved this time around.
So ahead of the show returning, here's everything you need to know about series 21 of The Only Way Is Essex.