Sam and Elliott Wright feel the heat

After her drama-filled relationship with Joey Essex ended in tears (mainly Joey‘s), Sam Faiers vowed not to play her next romance out on screen.

But hang on, what’s this?

Sam, 22, has been looking seriously twinkly-eyed at hot new cast member Elliott Wright.

After a cosy dinner with co-stars Arg and Jessica Wright at Hakkasan restaurant in Las Vegas, where they spent the whole meal laughing and joking, the pair couldn’t help gazing into each other’s eyes before walking off hand-in-hand.


Sam previously dated Elliott‘s cousin Mark Wright on the show and was engaged to Joey, 23, for two months before they split after a blazing row in Marbella.

So will she be lucky in love this time?

Elliott, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mark and has a killer set of abs (lucky Sam!), currently splits his time between Brentwood and Spain, where he owns a restaurant.

Sam and her hew man have already been snapped together house-hunting but apparently Elliott‘s been drafted in to replace Mark as TOWIE‘s resident player.


Hold on to that king-sized box of Kleenex, Sam

Read more about The Only Way Is Essex in this week’s Now magazine dated 14 October 2013 – download the digital edition now


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