CELEBRITY hysteria, pool-side snogging, loud arguments and questionable swimming costumes.

It can only mean one thing… the eccentric cast of TOWIE are back in town.

Marbella has once again been entertaining Essex’s finest as they film the annual Marbs summer special of the hit reality TV series The only way is Essex.

As well as showing off on private yachts in Puerto Banus, the group have been enjoying nights in Mosaic nightclub, Plaza Beach, La Sala and Sisu, according to local sources.

Local Marbella snapper Johnny Gates told the Olive Press it had been bedlam trying to get a glimpse of the UK stars.

He said: “There are a lot of paparazzi down here, all trying to get the best pictures and share the fame.

“The producers are trying to introduce new cast members, but people are only really interested in the old ones.”

The show’s stars Bobby Norris and Harry Derbidge opted for matching half-speedos while they drank cocktails by the pool.

Meanwhile, co-stars Dan Osbourne and Tom Pearce were spotted taking a muscle-flexing stroll along the beach, much to the enjoyment of other holiday-makers.

But it wasn’t all plain sailing this time around, as the easyjet flight carrying cast members and their luggage was grounded because it was too heavy to take off.