Viewers Notice Something A Little Odd About The Latest TOWIE Episode

The Only Way Is Essex hit screens again last night, but apparently something was off...

Last night TOWIE viewers tuned in for their usual dose of drama. But, instead, they seemed pretty distracted by something else.

James Lock found himself at the centre of, erm, surgery rumours as the latest episode of the ITVBe show played out, after fans couldn’t help but notice that his eye looked a little different. Nope, we’re not kidding.

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During Wednesday night’s The Only Way Is Essex, the 30-year-old took his new lady Yazmin Oukhello to meet with best friend Pete Wicks and Megan McKenna.

Another pic from the launch night of @7bishopsstort with @yazminoukhellou 😍😘

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If you’d watched closely, Lockie actually explained away his puffy eye on the show. Pete asked his pal, ‘What’s happened to your eye?’, and James admitted: ‘I had a bit of sparring, a bit of boxing.’

Well that’s that then. Nothing to see here.

But wait. The apparent explanation didn’t satisfy a lot of viewers, as questions soon starting flying around the internet. Sigh.

Comments included: ‘What’s happened to Lockie’s face #TOWIE’ and ‘who’s punched lockie then? I can see a black eye #TOWIE [sic]’.

The speculation reached such a height that James himself felt the need to weigh in.

Taking to Twitter, the reality star announced: ‘Just to clear something up! I haven’t had plastic surgery! 😂Got the black eye from sparring at boxing 🥊 training! Total accident! 😉#TOWIE’.

Hopefully that’s cleared everything up once and for all, eh?