Megan McKenna reunites with TOWIE co-stars five years after quitting

The CLASSIC Essex stars are back together

by Jack White and Hollie Richardson |

It's almost been five years since TOWIE fans last saw Megan McKenna on the show but now she's reuniting with her former co-stars.

Megan may have been involved in a lot of drama surrounding her ex-boyfriend Pete Wicks, the love triangle with Chloe Lewis and Jake Hall and her fallout with former BFFs Chloe Meadows and Courtney Green but it appears she's still on good terms with some Essex stars.

The reality star posted a photo of herself alongside James Argent at Essex's famous hotspot Sheesh. She captioned the snap, "Love you @real_arg Thank you @sheeshchigwell for a lovely evening as always".

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Megan and Arg were both performing at Sheesh and they weren't the only TOWIE stars because Lydia Bright, who was joined by Essex voiceover star Denise van Outen, publicly supported her ex's gig.

Sharing a photo on her Instagram, Lydia wrote, "Celebrating and supporting the showman himself @real_arg @theargband showcase @sheeshchigwell oh what a night, we are very proud of you 💫".

Ferne McCann also attended the reunion. She shared multiple videos and pictures from the incredible night in an Instagram post with the caption, "Wow an unbelievable, unforgettable evening put on by my dearest friend @real_arg showcasing his @theargband and many more talented faces🎵🎶🎤."

Arg commented, "A very special night to remember, Thank you for always being there for me x" (awwww).

Billie Faiers was also at the reunion and commented, "So much fun."

TOWIE fans also voiced their joy in the comments. One person wrote, "It's just lovely how you're all so supportive of each other. All of you are true friends."

Another person added, "I love Megan's voice she is so underrated. So happy for you Ferne."

Ferne was also joined by her bf Lorri Haines showing things are clearly going well between the two.

Megan's reunion with her former co-stars comes weeks before the current TOWIE cast prepare to start filming the new series abroad.

And if you're hoping for Megan to return to TOWIE we doubt it after a source told The Sun, "Megan made the decision not to go back to TOWIE for the anniversary.

"She feels like she's moved on from her days on reality TV and didn't want to return to the show."

Well, following that revelation here's the full lowdown on feisty former Celebrity Big Brother, The Only Way is Essex and Ex on the Beach star Megan.

From her tough school life, to having her singing dreams dashed on Britain's Got Talent and having a meltdown in the Big Brother house – Megan has had quite the dramatic life.

Nowadays you can catch Megan releasing brand new music after winning the first series of The X Factor: Celebrity. It has even been announced recently that she will be performing at this year's ICONIC Glastonbury Festival.

How old is Megan McKenna?

Megan was born in Barking, east London on 26 September 1992 and grew up in Woodbridge, Essex, meaning she is currently 29 years old.

Was Megan McKenna bullied at school?

She recalls her childhood as some of her best memories but, while it might be hard to believe, school wasn’t easy for Megan.

She told Closer, "I spent every lunchtime in the music room, practising my singing and playing the guitar – music is all I’ve ever wanted to do. But I was badly bullied."

The taunts from her classmates were both physical and mental and, as a result, Megan stopped playing instruments.

She added, "I still spent all of my time in the music room, but the bullying got so bad that, in the end, I couldn’t cope."

Because of the way she was treated, Megan left the school after a year. Her dream was to go to a proper performing arts school but money was tight.

She's had many setbacks, but Megan has never given up

Eventually her nan and granddad paid her fees and, as soon as she started there, her confidence returned.

"I started to love what I was doing again," Megan said. "I was finally surrounded by people like me and I made some really good friends."

Did Megan McKenna audition for Britain's Got Talent?

Yep - Megan auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and, although she was unsuccessful, it gave her a taste for what she could potentially achieve.

She even tried out for Britain's Got Talent

Was Megan McKenna on The Only Way is Essex?

In the first series of TOWIE back in 2010, Megan won a place in Jessica Wright’s band LOLA, and made her reality TV debut on The Only Way Is Essex. She said, "The auditions were shown on TOWIE and I was in LOLA for about a year and a half.

"But, when Jess' career started to take off and some of the others started to want to do their own thing, in the end we split."

Fast forward six years and she became a permanent member on the ITVBe show that saw her fallout with Courtney and Chloe and her turbulent relationship with Pete Wicks.

Check out: former TOWIE stars - where are they now?

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Jake's time on TOWIE was mainly characterised by his on / off relationship with Chloe Lewis and his alleged cheating on her. He finally (sort of) confessed that he'd done the dirty with Megan McKenna in a very emosh scene on a park bench. Ah, precious memories.

Did Megan McKenna audition for The X Factor?

Following her attempt at Britain’s Got Talent, Megan applied for The X Factor – twice.

Megan said, "The first time, in 2013, I made it to boot camp but didn’t get any further. But then someone told me I have a country-kind of voice, so I auditioned again."

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During her first audition in 2014, Simon Cowell told Megan he loved her voice and seemed excited by the fact there are no British country singers. But then things took a bad turn.

Megan explained, "At the six chair challenge, after telling me he liked my voice, Simon said I'd never be taken seriously as a country singer because I’m from Essex." Ouch.

Was Megan McKenna on Ex on the Beach?

And despite the nature of the show...

Yep - she really does enjoy reality TV, eh?

Viewers of the reality show watched Megan and Jordan Davies fall for each other on Ex on the Beach. After the show, the pair were engaged but they called it quits after four months. Jordan has since said that life wouldn't be 'much fun' if he was still with Megan, telling Closer Online, "If I was with Megan McKenna now?

"She’s a good looking girl but I just think I wouldn’t be having this much fun, put it that way. Whatever was meant to be was meant to be, but I’m a single lad living the dream still."

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Does Megan McKenna have a boyfriend?

In 2020 reports began that Megan was dating businessman Josh Riley but after two years it came to light that Megan had split from her mystery boyfriend

Megan's dating history includes EOTB star Jordan Davies, TOWIE's Pete Wicks and Love Island's Mike Thalassitis who has sadly passed away.

WATCH: Jordan Davies reveals why splitting from Megan McKenna worked out for the best

What happened with Megan McKenna on Celebrity Big Brother?

Megan had a HUGE meltdown during her time on Celebrity Big Brother. It definitely wasn't her finest moment, but it did keep us glued to the TV screen.

Has Megan McKenna had plastic surgery?

Megan has previously opened up and admitted she's not 100% happy with her body and often showed off her huge pout on Instagram. However after joining The X Factor: Celebrity she removed her filler and admitted she did it for her career.

"I want people to be talking about my voice – I don’t want people looking at my lips," she told Fabulous magazine.

"I think I realised I was never going to be taken seriously while I had fillers, so I decided they had to go. I had so much in there. I didn’t just have one lot of dissolvent, I had to have two."

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