Bad news for the The Only Way Is Essex's troubled couple...

It looks like TOWIE is set for even more explosive arguments as Pete Wicks‘ ex Jacqui Ryland – the woman at the sexting storm that rattled his relationship with girlfriend Megan McKenna – is rumoured to be joining the cast.

It was uncovered last month that Pete Wicks had been messaging his 30-year-old ex, labelling her ‘boring’ and sending a few explicit messages to accompany them.

And we’ve already seen the fallout on our screens after Megan confronted him in Marbella.

But it looks like more trouble is heading the 24-year-old’s way…

A source told The Sun Online: ‘ITV bosses are keen to get Jacqui on the Show after the sexting drama proved a hit with viewers and saw its highest rated episode for over three series.

Megan McKenna storms off during a row with Pete Wicks

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‘Bosses are keen to tap into the continued interest in the storyline, it’s real raw emotion and lives involved that has had viewers on the edges of their seats and TOWIE fans want more.’

This might throw a spanner into Pete’s dramatic efforts to win Megan back. Even though the Ex On the Beach star revealed that her tattooed boyfriend was sending messages to TEN men, this didn’t stop him from trying to win her back on Sunday’s episode of the reality show.

While out with her friend Chloe Sims, Pete interrupted and said: ‘I thought I’d come because I needed to see you, to tell you that I miss you.

‘My life ain’t been the same without you. I miss you sitting on the toilet when I’m in the bath. I miss you dribbling on my chest when you’re sleeping.

Megan McKenna Pete Wicks Chloe Sims Jacqui Ryland

The reunion… [Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock]

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‘I want to take you out of Essex and for you to remember what we had, what I think I had. I want you to know that I do love you and I’m still trying. I’m not going to give up on you.’

An impressed Megan McKenna was convinced by the girls to take him up on the make-or-break offer.

Sadly, we’ll have to wait for further Pegan drama as since the news broke TOWIE bosses have confirmed Jacqui will not be appearing on TOWIE. There are no plans to film with her.