Mario and Lucy, Mark and Lauren - their engagements fell apart. But I have faith in Joey and Sam!

We’ve seen many a TOWIE engagement made – and broken – over the years.

The TOWIE curse hit Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger – their engagement party, with Mark and best mate Arg arriving on white horses (yes), was a ridiculous affair.

And the engagement only lasted five months, only to be called off, before Mark flew out to Marbella with the lads.

Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh‘s engagement was in Marbs (a bad omen, perhaps?), and was ridiculously OTT, too, with Mario taking Lucy off on a private yacht for the day (and showing off their ridiculously tanned and taut bodies whilst they celebrated their lurrrve).

However, they too called time on their wedding-to-be after just a few months, when Mario was caught sending flirty messages to other girls (though they remain in a relationship).

So, can Sam Faiers and Joey Essex go the distance?

I reckon, yes they can!

Unlike Mark, Lauren, Mario and Lucy, Joey and Sam are totally loved up – and undogged by cheating from the past.

Their relationship, though tempestuous at times, is simple, untainted – and heart-warmingly sweet. And they obviously completely adore each other.

The only remaining question: will they get hitched on camera?

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