She might be making her TOWIE debut, but Demi Sims’ girlfriend Francesca Farago seems to have settled in very quickly.
In snaps from Sunday’s show, the beloved couple are seen making a passionate kiss as they explore Essex as a duo and talk about their future together.
Demi, 22, is also returning to the hit song in earnest after she was temporarily suspended last month for ignoring lockdown with her older sister Frankie and boyfriend Harry Derbidge.
Settle in right away! Demi Sims and girlfriend Francesca Farago share a passionate kiss as they debut as a couple on TOWIE, in scenes that air on Sundays.
On Sunday, Demi will have to convince her sisters that Francesca, 27, is ‘the one’ and that things are not going so fast.
Recently, big sister Frankie and her boyfriend Amy Childs warned her against rushing things with her newfound love, whom she’s been publicly dating since January.
While elsewhere on the show, Frankie and Ella Rae Wise meet for the first time since the revelations of Ella and Pete WIcks’ secret snog.
Loved-up: The couple looked in love with each other when Demi proposed to the cast and showed her around Essex for the first time
Frankie will have to figure out how to maintain her friendship with Ella despite the contacts between her and her sister’s ex.
And Amy Childs will also sit with her cousin Harry as they try to get their relationship back on track.
However, there is drama between them and Harry has to ask himself if he is ready to accept Amy and Bobby’s friendship, or will he insist that she take his side.
Last week, Chloe M and Courtney’s attempt to bring Clelia and Amber together didn’t go as planned, and now it is not surprising that Clelia’s comments about Amber come back to her.
Overcoming the sisters: Demi will have to convince her sisters, Frankie and Chloe, that her new love is ‘the one’ and that things are not going so fast
Difficult Conversations: Frankie will have to figure out how to maintain her friendship with Ella Rae Wise (pictured) despite the liaisons between her and her sister’s ex, Pete Wicks
The duo will come face to face in an awkward encounter, but it’s still uncertain whether they’ll be from friends or continue their ongoing feud.
Another romance that is springing up is that of Gatsby and Dani, with the latest duo getting strong after a string of successful dates.
And Gatsby is ready to take it a step further by introducing her to best friends Dan and Diags.
Francesca’s cameo will no doubt create tension after her and Demi’s relationship was scrutinized on a previous show.
Family ties: while Amy Childs will also sit down with her cousin Harry Derbidge as they try to get their relationship back on track
In the middle: Amy (pictured) doesn’t want to upset her buddy Bobby or cousin Harry
Demi was asked if she thought she was going to be ‘a little quick’ with Francesca, but she said she likes to ‘do things quickly’ in her relationships.
Speaking to her sister Chloe and friends Harry, and Amy Childs at a bar, Harry claimed, “The only thing I’m worried about is that Demi is getting married before me, she’s on a rollercoaster.”
Demi just joked, “Listen Harry, you snooze you lose, if I get married sooner.”
Harry claimed he was “so happy” for Demi, and suggested, “I think you actually met The One.”
Amy got in and asked, ‘Dem, do you like it a little fast? I don’t judge! ‘
Drama: Amber Turner (pictured) will also have some harsh words for Clelia after hearing she was talking about her
Unimpressed: The duo are ready to come face-to-face in an awkward encounter, but it’s still uncertain whether they’ll be dating friends or continue their ongoing fued (Clelia photo)
On theme: The girls will also enjoy Easter themed activities during the show on Sunday
Demi was honest with her thoughts on the matter, admitting, ‘I like doing things quickly, I like getting to know someone and their heart, and I’m just all about the fairytale to be honest’ .
Chloe then agreed to ask if Francesca, who is from Canada, knew anything about Essex, and Demi said, “Not at all, she has no idea.”
Her sister then said, “I think she’s going to get a bit of a culture shock.”
Demi went public with Francesca on a trip to Dubai in January and they moved to a new home in London together last month.
Bit of romance: Gatsby and Dani also seem to be getting stronger after a series of successful dates
Time to meet the boys: Gatsby is ready to take it a step further by introducing Dani to his best friends Dan and Diags
Demi’s return to TOWIE comes after they were banned from the show for ignoring lockdown rules.
A video uploaded by Harry’s fiancé Dean Rowland in March showed him cuddling up to Francesca while Demi, Harry and Frankie mingled in the background in a party setting.
A TOWIE spokesperson confirmed the suspension and told MailOnline: ‘Several cast members have been temporarily suspended from filming TOWIE.
‘The safety of our cast and crew is of the utmost importance and we expect them to adhere to protocols established in accordance with government guidelines to ensure they keep themselves and those around them safe. ‘
All in all: Demi has been banned from the show when she was caught ignoring lockdown rules in a video uploaded by Harry’s fiancé Dean Rowland
After the suspension was lifted, the cast was allowed to resume filming after producing negative Covid tests.
The show has created its own little world for filming, so viewers can still see the real life and stories of the cast, but while keeping everyone safe.
So while the cast may be seen in pubs and restaurants, these companies just opened before the show and took a lot of extra steps so that Lime Pictures and ITV can still bring viewers the TOWIE they love.
The Only Way Is Essex airs Sundays at 9pm on ITVBe.
Upset: The suspension came after The Only Way Is Essex was hit by complaints at Ofcom after the stars were seen visiting pubs and restaurants while the UK was in lockdown