The Only Way Is Essex cast attacked in “unprovoked” incident while filming in Tenerife
The Only Way Is Essex cast were subject to an “unprovoked attack” by a group of “thugs” while filming in Tenerife.
The ITVBe reality stars were recently jetted off to the sunny island of Tenerife to film for the new and upcoming series of TOWIE.
However, it has been reported that their getaway has been ruined after a terrifying attack outside of a nightclub.
According to The Sun newspaper, stars Chloe Sims, Georgia Kousoulou, Liam Gatsby and Tommy Mallet, as well as two members of the film crew, were approached by an aggressive gang during the early hours of the morning.
The cast were heading to a fast food chain after filming nightclub scenes for their latest series when they were suddenly surrounded.
A source revealed: “Starving cast and crew headed to McDonald’s before getting taxis back to the hotel.
“While waiting for their food, the men got aggressive and started shouting in Spanish, before a full-on fight broke out once they left the restaurant.
“The girls were screaming after being laid into by the thugs as Tommy and Liam tried to fight back.”
The source continued: “Police were called and the thugs ran off, but everyone involved was left badly shaken.”
A spokesperson for The Only Way Is Essex confirmed in a statement: “Our cast and crew were subject to an unprovoked attack following a night out in Tenerife.
“Thankfully the group were able to get to the safety of the hotel with no one seriously injured. The team are now safely back in the UK.”
The Only Way Is Essex will return soon to ITVBe.