Mario Falcone set for TOWIE return
Mario Falcone is returning to 'The Only Way Is Essex'.
The 28-year-old hunk left the show that made him famous two years ago, after he was suspended for promoting slimming pills. but he is set for a sensational return this year.
A source told The Sun Online: "Mario has been quite keen to come back for a while and 'TOWIE' have invited him back to film the odd cameo and will use him where story permits."
Mario recently hinted about a return to the show but admitted his girlfriend Becky Miesner isn't interested in the limelight.
He said: "There may be a development on that front but I can't actually say anything about it.
"I love that Becky isn't interested in the public eye. It's nice to keep one thing to yourself that you really enjoy and cherish. She's so grounded. The world I'm from doesn't interest her. I can't stand to think about upsetting her like I have with other girls in the past. In my eyes, she's perfect."
And the reality TV star admitted he wouldn't have proposed to his ex-fiancee Lucy Mecklenburgh if he hadn't been on 'TOWIE' at the time.
While Mario doesn't regret getting down on one knee and popping the question to his then-girlfriend, whom he split from for good in 2013, he said he only did it because he felt pressure from the show's bosses at the time to create a juicy storyline for viewers.
He explained: "I had a lot of pressure on me at the time to do a big engagement. Maybe I wouldn't have done that if I wasn't on the show."