The TOWIE star was caught drinking alcohol in Marbella after his stint in rehab

It’s not just the temperature soaring in Marbella, but tempers too.

As the TOWIE lot descend onto the Costa del Sol for their annual trip to kick off the 16th series of the award winning ITVBe show, things haven’t got off to the best start – and Now is here to witness it all.

Just hours after arriving, Lydia Bright was left ‘in tears’ as she ‘stormed out’ of cast celebrations at club Cavalli following a very public argument with boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent.

An onlooker told Now: ‘Lydia looked furious that Arg was drinking alcohol. He’d only had one, but that was enough for her to start questioning him in front of the whole cast, before she then stormed out in tears.’

Despite turning his life around since checking into rehab in December 2014 after his partying lifestyle spiralled out of control, it seems Lydia still fears too much temptation could transform Arg’s life back to how it once was before they got back together.

Lydia wants Arg, 27, – who recently lost 4st and took part in a charity climb of Snowdonia as part of his transformation – to stay sober. But sources say Arg, 25, has his lifestyle under control this time.

One insider told us: ‘Everyone else had been knocking back the drinks for hours, Arg just seemed like he was being socialable by joining them for one. The group were downing bottles of vodka until 3am, and at one point Bobby Norris and Jess Wright even took to the DJ decks and played some tunes themselves. He was definitely the most sober one there.’

Well if the people of Marbella weren’t aware the TOWIE lot had arrived, it sounds like they are now!

And with this all happening before the camera crews had even started shooting, something tells us the new series is going to be more explosive than ever this time round.