A new series of TOWIE often brings some new and returning faces. For series 30, a whole load of returning faces will make a return to the show following the brutal axe of 2021, including Courtney Green and Chloe Meadows.
There are also a number of new faces, too, including a new girlband trio Absolutely Ascot star Mia Sully joins the cast alongside her besties Hannah Voyen and Pia Smith.
So what is Pia all about, then? Here's everything you need to know about the new TOWIE recruit...
Who is Pia Smith?
Pia is a reality star who joined ITVBe show TOWIE in 2022 just in time for series 30. She is also an aesthetics practitioner and owns her on business Plumped By Pia. She performs non-surgical treatments such as botox and fillers.
Hang on, do we recognise Pia Smith from somewhere?
Apparently Pia, Mia and Hannah come as a trio and are all a force to be reckoned with, with a source telling The Sun, “Mia only wanted to do the show if her two best mates Hannah and Pia could do it with her, and as soon as bosses met all three of them, they knew they were onto a winner.
“They are a force to be reckoned with and will bring so much drama to the new series. They know some of the cast already and there is beef between some of them, so expect some explosive telly.”
How old is Pia Smith?
Never ask a lady her age. We actually don't know, but we will try our best to find out.
Why is Pia Smith joining TOWIE?
Well, because the show is always in need of some new faces and err, she probably wants to get involved in the drama, which has erupted already.
What happened with Pia Smith and Saffron Lempriere?
Before series 30 even hit our screens, newbies Pia, Mia and Hannah were caught up in a scandal after NINE of the show's stars were booted off a flight to the UK via Madrid on their way back from filming in the Dominican Republic.
Pia was one of the few stars to speak out about the ordeal, taking to Instagram stories at Madrid airport where she explained that she "hadn't eaten in 24 hours."
Her pal Mia posted (and swiftly deleted) about the ordeal on her Instagram story, sharing a picture of another plane with the caption, "Been travelling for over 24 hours now. Escorted off the plane by police 👮♀️ because eating crisps with no mask on. Second flight missed that due to them taking too long to find our luggage. 10 hour wait at Madrid airport. Safe to say I never want to see this airport again. Third time lucky. Get me f--king home."
However, Pia's name was brought up again as Saffron spoke out about the situation after receiving 'a lot of messages'.
In response to her follower's mentioning of newbie Pia, she came for the jugular, saying, "As for the name above, I told her to firmly shut up 24 hours before because it don't think when it speaks, but there we go certainly not my friend yes a new cast member with questionable respect and as for the person vaping please spend your time sending her messages all day".
Sounds like these two are already enemies before the series even started.