'The Only Way is Essex' stars James Argent and Gemma Collins have finally stepped out together after months of speculation concerning the status of their relationship. The pair were spotted this week kissing in a fish and chip restaurant in Southend, where Arg was strangely booked to sing for the evening, reports the UK's Daily Mirror.
The couple have just returned from another trip to Marbella - a favourite holiday destination for the stars of the ITV2 show. It was the place where audiences last saw them have a huge row, when Gemma accused Arg of insulting her over her weight. Arg - real name James Argent - recently spoke about how pleased he was that their fledging relationship is beginning to take off, saying, "The great thing about us is that everything between us has happened off camera.I don't like to sound arrogant, but if there's one person who doesn't need a storyline, it would be me.I had the most airtime of all on series five and the Gemma situation only got revealed in the last episode. I don't need to go on camera and fake anything". Argent was previously in a relationship with Lydia Bright, though their bitter breakup was documented on the reality series. Arg explained, "I had a bad phase when I broke up with Lydia and Gemma's the best thing that's happened to me since".
Following the recent 'Marbella' special, a sixth series of 'The Only Way is Essex' will be broadcast in the summer of 2012, though the cast has yet to be revealed.