TOWIE SPOILER: Gemma Collins breaks down over her troubled beau James Argent

The new season of The Only Way Is Essex is set to be as explosive as ever, as the cast head to Sardinia for a drama-filled holiday. 

In upcoming scenes for Sunday's 23rd series debut, viewers will watch Gemma Collins break down in floods of tears over her troubled boyfriend James Argent, while Amber Turner will clash with Myles Barnett. 

Gemma, 37, will turn to her best pal Chloe Sims and new addition to the show, Saffron Lempriere for support as she discusses her relationship with James, 30, and heartache amid his return to rehab. 

Heartache: Viewers will watch Gemma Collins break down in floods of tears over her troubled boyfriend James Argent as The Only Way Is Essex returns on Sunday

Heartache: Viewers will watch Gemma Collins break down in floods of tears over her troubled boyfriend James Argent as The Only Way Is Essex returns on Sunday

Deciding to give Bobby Norris' birthday party a miss, she says: 'I've had so much going on, to turn up at a big party and act like everything's OK and the GC's fabulous and all that, it's just not the day today. 

'Too much has been going on, I'm not in the mood.'

After talking about her recent troubles, the television personality is urged to tell Bobby why she's really giving him the cold shoulder.

Taking time out: Arg is currently taking a break in his career after a brief split from Gemma in a brave bid to tackle his demons, the couple are now back together

Taking time out: Arg is currently taking a break in his career after a brief split from Gemma in a brave bid to tackle his demons, the couple are now back together

Romantic woes: Gemma, 37, turns to Chloe Sims and new addition to the show, Saffron Lempriere for support as she discusses her relationship with James amid his return to rehab

Romantic woes: Gemma, 37, turns to Chloe Sims and new addition to the show, Saffron Lempriere for support as she discusses her relationship with James amid his return to rehab

Emotional rollercoaster: Deciding to give Bobby Norris' birthday party a miss, she tells Chloe: 'I've had so much going on, to turn up at a big party and act like everything's OK'

Emotional rollercoaster: Deciding to give Bobby Norris' birthday party a miss, she tells Chloe: 'I've had so much going on, to turn up at a big party and act like everything's OK'

Honest: After talking her recent troubles, the television personality is urged to tell Bobby why she's really giving him the cold shoulder

Honest: After talking her recent troubles, the television personality is urged to tell Bobby why she's really giving him the cold shoulder

In pictures for the debut, the bubbly blonde is in floods of tears as she is comforted by the former hairdresser

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