These new members of the TOWIE gang are keeping it in the family

TOWIE is welcoming some hot new faces to its cast – and you might just recognise one of them from another reality show.

Yep, former Love Island star Jon Clark is heading to Essex along with his little brother Chris and something tells us they’re going to make things pretty interesting!

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Club promoter Jon, 26, has been hailed as ‘TOWIE’s newest alpha male’ and is already familiar with several cast members, counting Dan Edgar, James Lock and Mike Hassini as his mates.

The ladies of the show might be interested in Jon too as the reality star is now single.

Last summer he very publicly fell for Hannah Elizabeth on Love Island and the pair reached the final. They even enjoyed a whirlwind engagement following a whirlwind proposal on the show but sadly split after a few months.

[GIF] Jon Clark Hannah Elizabeth Love Island proposal

We think Jon will fit right in on TOWIE though. After all, he previously lived in the gang’s favourite holiday haunt Marbella for three years!

Joining Jon on the show as a fellow newbie is his younger sibling Chris, who is currently a student pursuing Graphic Design at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge.

Like Jon, the 21-year-old is pally with some of the TOWIE crowd already as he often hangs out with Mike and we’re sure it won’t be long before he’s mixing with the rest of the clan.

Chris also has some jet-setting under his belt, having lived in Los Angeles for three months last year, so that’s bound to impress the rest of the cast.

The brothers Clark are clearly excited to be joining the show and Jon posted a sweet message on Twitter following the announcement.

‘Thank you to everyone for your kind messages! Such a loverly reaction,’ he wrote.

‘new chapter of my life @OnlyWayIsEssex and with my bro @ChrisJClark_’

Jon and Chris – who start filming tonight – aren’t the only new faces arriving in Essex.

They’ll be joined by girls Chloe Meadows and Courtney Green, who will hopefully help to fill the gap left by departing cast members Jessica Wright and Ferne McCann.

It’s also thought that some old TOWIE favourites – Gemma Collins and Amy Childs – are set to return to the show.

SHUT UP! We can’t wait.

Anna Francis