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() Absolutely Ascot is set for a slew of drama in its second series, as Claudia's world is rocked by the return of her ex-boyfriend Gary.

The former teen lovers will reunite when the ITVBe series returns later this month, as newcomer Charlotte adds some glamour to the lineup.

It comes after sources revealed that the new series will see the cast head to Marbella in Spain, as several new faces arrive to 'shake things up.'

Shocking: Absolutely Ascot is set for a slew of drama in its second series, as Claudia's world is rocked by the return of her ex-boyfriend Gary Ball

Shocking: Absolutely Ascot is set for a slew of drama in its second series, as Claudia's world is rocked by the return of her ex-boyfriend Gary Ball

Among the new stars is Gary Ball, who previously dated Claudia but they have been estranged for several years.

His return to Ascot will inevitable shock his former partner as well as her whole family, who each have their own feelings towards Gary.

A source told MailOnline: 'Gary is a great addition to the cast. He's not only a great character himself, but his return to Ascot adds a dimension to the Smith family we haven't seen before. 

'Him and ex-girlfriend Claudia are an electric watch together and we're really excited to have them both on screen.'

Suave: Gary leads the newcomers who are set to appear in the second series of the controversial reality series, which returns to ITVBe later this month

Suave: Gary leads the newcomers who are set to appear in the second series of the controversial reality series, which returns to ITVBe later this month

Sam Bernard will also be arriving in Ascot as Gary's best friend, and Claudia blames him for being a bad influence on her ex.

Regardless Sam is fiercely loyal to his friends and only wants what's best for Gary, though it remains to be seen whether this will cause clashes between the pair. 

The source said: 'Sam is one of those brilliant characters that presents a cheeky exterior but you see soon how much heart he's really got. His Friendship with Gary is one viewer will find so endearing.'

Hunk: Sam Bernard will also be arriving in Ascot as Gary's best friend, and Claudia blames him for being a bad influence on her ex

Hunk: Sam Bernard will also be arriving in Ascot as Gary's best friend, and Claudia blames him for being a bad influence on her ex

Close: Sam is fiercely loyal to his friends and only wants what's best for Gary, though it remains to be seen whether this will cause clashes between the pair

Close: Sam is fiercely loyal to his friends and only wants what's best for Gary, though it remains to be seen whether this will cause clashes between the pair

Charlotte Lee adds some glamour to the series as a feisty single blonde who is always dressed to the nines despite working in her family's chip shop.

The  makes an immediate splash by turning the head of fellow newbie Rudi Hewitt and is quickly embroiled in a love triangle with Mia Sulley.

The source said: 'Charlotte is beautiful, funny, straight-talking. She wears her heart on her sleeve and suffers no fool.' 

Beautiful: Charlotte Lee adds some glamour to the series as a feisty single blonde who is always dressed to the nines despite working in her family's chip shop

Beautiful: Charlotte Lee adds some glamour to the series as a feisty single blonde who is always dressed to the nines despite working in her family's chip shop

Suave: Rudi is another single man on the lookout for love, and is expected to send hearts racing in Ascot with his rogueish charm

Suave: Rudi is another single man on the lookout for love, and is expected to send hearts racing in Ascot with his rogueish charm

Best friends: He is also close pals with Henry Lee and newcomers Sam & Gary (above) and the trio are expected to send the girls' hearts racing in the new series

Best friends: He is also close pals with Henry Lee and newcomers Sam & Gary (above) and the trio are expected to send the girls' hearts racing in the new series

Rudi is another single man on the lookout for love, and is expected to send hearts racing in Ascot with his rogueish charm.

He is quick to pursue two of the show's most gorgeous girls, but cannot avoid getting himself into trouble. Rudi is also close pals with Henry Lee and newcomers  Sam & Gary.

A source added: 'Rudi is sexy, charming and a bit of a rogue. Following his adventures navigating the single women of Ascot has been sweet and hilarious in equal measure. They certainly don't make it easy for him! A really great addition to the cast.'

It comes after it was revealed that Absolutely Ascot would return for a second series.

The controversial reality show, which follows the lives of the 'unique community' of people living in the Berkshire town, is set to be 'bigger and better

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