THE Only Way Is Essex’s Bobby Norris looked unrecognisable as he returned to filming the reality show yesterday.
Swapping his usual pristine slick hair for natural curls and his clean shaven face for stubble, Bobby cut a rugged figure.
He dressed in his tennis whites as he arrived at courts in Brentwood, Essex.
Walking with a smile, he held hands with his boyfriend Ryan Antony and looked lovingly at his man.
The reality star has embraced his new look, telling fans that he’s not been to a hairdresser since lockdown began four months ago.
Meanwhile Towie has brought in temperature checks, social distancing and hand sanitiser as filming picked up again yesterday.
Filming for the hit ITVbe show was previously put on hold in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, cast have since returned to shoot the upcoming series in Essex.
Show newbies Ella Rae Wise, Kelsey Stratford and Tom McDonnell were spotted filming the show with the help of crew members, who wore protective face shields.
The trio were required to take part in temperature checks ahead of filming.
They were also pictured adhering to social distancing guidelines, with Kelsey and Ella donning vibrant gym wear for the occasion.
ITV bosses decided to delay production on the new series back in March.
A source revealed at the time: “There have been lengthy discussion with the cast, and it just wouldn’t have worked without a busy social scene and going to clubs and their shops.
“So bosses have decided to wait until later in the year when the crisis has calmed down a bit. It’s not worth the risk.”
Towie is set return this autumn for its ten-year anniversary series with “old and new faces.”
The Sun Online previously revealed the long-awaited special episodes will feature surprise visits from Towie favourites from the past decade.
Fans have 18 brand new episodes to look forward to when it arrives on TV screens later this year.