A TOWIE star’s brother has joined the cast of the reality show and has been busy filming in Phuket, Thailand this week.
With their burly physiques and longer hair the pair look incredibly similar – but can you guess who it is?
The cast have jetted to the tropical country – where they have filmed other series before – to shoot scenes for the next instalment of the reality show.
The new cast member in question showed off his muscles in a tight grey T-shirt and black trousers as he strolled to filming in the sunshine.
He sported longer light brown tresses and had similar facial features to his already famous brother, 36.
Similar: A TOWIE star’s brother has joined the cast of the reality show and has been busy filming in Phuket, Thailand this week – but can you guess who it is?
That’s right – it’s James Lock’s brother George Lock!
The 26-year-old will join his brother and other cast mates such as Courtney Green, Amber Turner and Dan Edgar for the Thailand series.
James has been on The Only Way Is Essex for over ten years now and is a fan favourite.
He told The Sun of George joining the cast: ‘It is so nice to have him out here with me.
‘Me and all the boys on the show are like family. I have known all of them a long time. But with him here, I am buzzing.’
‘I can look after him and give him the experience. I have been on TOWIE 10 years now. I am probably the oldest now. I am the big brother to him, and everyone. I am the old head.’
He added that they have different personalities though, claiming that George is much ‘calmer’ than him.
Other stars who were seen arriving to set included the likes of Jordan Brook, Ella Rae Wise and Dani Imbert.
Siblings on the show: That’s right – it’s James Lock’s brother George Lock! (James and George pictured together as they head to filming)
Original: James has been on The Only Way Is Essex for over ten years now and is a fan favourite and staple cast member
Filming for the latest series comes after long-standing cast member Pete Wicks quit the show after seven years, MailOnline exclusively revealed.
The reality personality, 34, announced to his loyal fanbase that he is taking a step away from the ITVBe series to focus on new TV projects.
After seven years on the show, which has seen the long-haired hunk rise to fame thanks to his relationships with former cast mates Megan McKenna, 30, Chloe Sims, 41, and Ella, 22, Pete is looking to explore fresh opportunities away from the world of reality TV.
A source told MailOnline Pete’s departure has been a huge blow for ITVBe executives.
The show has already suffered the loss of longstanding cast member Chloe, as well as her sisters Demi and Frankie, last year.
An insider revealed: ‘Pete is a hugely loved member of TOWIE both among viewers and the cast.
Family: He told The Sun of George joining the cast: ‘It is so nice to have him out here with me. Me and all the boys on the show are like family’
‘But it’s time for him to move on now, he’s slightly older than the rest of the cast, and he’s hoping to achieve more in his career after being on the show for such a long time.
‘It’s been a monumental stint and his storylines will go down in TOWIE history but for now he’s taking a step away.’
A second source added: ‘Pete will continue to cameo on TOWIE when it makes sense to appear alongside his friends, but he will no longer be a fully-fledged cast member.’
Pete joined TOWIE in 2015 introduced as James’s best pal and immediately set eyes on Jess Wright.
Over and out: Filming for the latest series comes after long-standing cast member Pete Wicks quit the show after seven years, MailOnline exclusively revealed
He soon became a main character on the series, romancing the likes of The X Factor: Celebrity winner Megan, who he had a tempestuous relationship with.
Their romance came to an explosive end when Megan discovered Pete had been sending explicit text messages to his ex-girlfriend Jacqui Ryland.
He dated Miss Great Britain and co-star Shelby Tribble, who’s since had a baby with former TOWIE cast member Sam Mucklow.
He later had a rocky relationship with Chloe, who was left brokenhearted when Pete wasn’t prepared to commit and it dramatically impacted their friendship.
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