TOWIE’s Ella Rae Wise teases romance as she ‘surprises’ cast with return

She's involved with someone she previously 'made the wrong decision' about

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by Hannah Mellin |

TOWIE's Ella Rae Wise has teased a potential new romance as she returns back to filming the show in the Dominican Republic after she was briefly 'axed' in 2021.

The news of her return was definitely a HUGE surprise, as bosses waited a week into filming the new series to announce that she was officially coming back.

Sharing a series of sunny photos of the cast from the Caribbean on Instagram, they kept the photo of Ella until the very end, "Beach, please! 🌴 Swipe to the end for a surprise 🎁👀 #TOWIE."

Ella also shared the news herself, writing, "Spicing things up🌶 Back to @towie where I belong 😝."

While Ella will probably bring a lot of drama thanks to her feud with co-star and former pal Chloe Brockett, but it looks like she won't be single for the new series as she's teased that she's not a new lad in her life following her split from Kris Boyson.

Before the news of her TOWIE return was announced, Ella was asked in an Instagram Q&A, "How's life treating you?" to which she replied with a picture of a gorgeous bouquet of roses.

She wrote alongside the picture, "Very generous."

This isn't the first time she's teased a potential new relationship either, a few months ago she admitted that she was on holiday with someone she "was ignoring for months on end then I actually came to the realisation that I've been making the wrong decision."

Ella has yet to name the new special someone in her life, but we're sure she'll have plenty to say when the new series is back on screens in the summer.

Who is Ella Rae Wise?

Former hairdresser Ella is a reality star who is most famous for appearing on TOWIE, having joined the fold in 2019 alongside co-stars Kelsey Stratford and Chloe Brockett, having previously worked in a salon since she was 14.

She also appeared on Celebrity Ex On The Beach at the start of 2022 alongside James Lock and Megan Barton Hanson.

After she was 'axed' from TOWIE in 2021, Ella revealed that had been working on some new projects and is now officially a qualified aesthetics practitioner – aka someone who gives cosmetic procedures like lip fillers and Botox.

TOWIE then realised the error of their ways as Ella returned for the Christmas special and thankfully, Ella is back and better than ever.

Speaking exclusively to Closer, Ella said of her return, “Having a break was something I did really need. I feel like it was sort of a little bit of a blessing in disguise because being on TOWIE, the storylines themselves can always be quite tricky and personal. It was ongoing drama and realistically for me, I needed that time to focus on my mind and my goals.

"I do miss it. It was my home, it’s made me who I am today and opened so many doors for me.”

Ella Rae Wise and Chloe Brockett

Despite being some of the youngest cast member on TOWIE, that hasn't stopped Ella and Chloe Brockett from causing a lot of drama in Essex.

The duo have been at odds since the beginning of their TOWIE journey but things took a turn for the worse following a nightclub altercation.

After the incident, there were reports that Chloe was called in by TOWIE bosses to explain her actions, ahead of filming for the new series. Chloe recently spoke out and explained why she was 'snubbed' from filming in the Dominican Republic, telling fans not to 'judge' her on what they see on a TV show.

Ella Rae Wise and Pete Wicks

Co-stars Ella and Pete are the epitome of 'flirty friends', with their potential romance the subject of a storyline in 2020 and 2021.

Even though they shared an off-screen drunken kiss and flirted outrageously, they agreed to be friends. Ella told Closer at the time, “When I said to the girls, ‘We’re quite flirty,’ I think they took it as a little thing; they didn’t realise how flirty we were. Even the show producers said, ‘We can sit there and watch you look at each other.’ He’s got really good chat.”

Ella Rae Wise and Kris Boyson

MTV's Ex On The Beach saw Ella reunite with her ex, Kris Boyson and the pair even left the show officially boyfriend and girlfriend.

 The pair instantly rekindled their relationship, with Ella revealing that she had "always fancied Kris" but he was in and out of relationships.

Ella told OK! Magazine, "For me to be able to connect with him that quick, obviously shows there could have been some sort of thing still there, obviously a page in the book we hadn't closed that we needed to get to the bottom of.

"You can definitely see there was obviously something still there and for me and him to be in the villa for how many weeks together, and to spend time with each other 24/7... that was a good way to see if there was something genuine there or something that was going to work or maybe wasn't going to work. I think it was a good thing for us both to do."

After the show wrapped, Ella and Kris were snapped enjoying a number of date nights, but we're pretty sure things fizzled out between them.

Ella Rae Wise and Roman Hackett

Another co-star who previously caught Ella's eye was Roman Hackett, who she enjoyed a couple of dinner dates with when he joined the show in 2020 and again in 2021.

WATCH Roman Hackett on life before joining TOWIE: ‘I was worried about the racist comments’

Ella Rae Wise's ex-boyfriend

Despite Ella being romantically involved with some of her co-stars, she revealed on Ex On The Beach that it was a relationship she had before she was in the public eye that led to her 'coldness' when it came to dating.

She admitted that a long-term relationship left her 'so hurt I came across as cold', but she's trying to open up more.

"I painted all men with the same brush and I would run away. I was quite damaged and I came away from boys and dating and focused on myself and it really helped me."

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