Jonathan, a long-time friend of the Kardashians, flew from across the pond to visit his former housemate and apparent bestie, Gemma Collins.
Gemma gave him the full Essex tour, showing him the delights of Brentwood including a stop for pie and mash, although foodie Jonathan had mixed reviews . He said he couldn't believe it took him three years to get on the show, which he watches every day in New York.
The audience loved the reunion of the twosome, even saying they should have their own dedicated screen time.
Jonathan Cheban and Gemma should have their own TV programme together 😭😂 #TOWIE - Emily (@emilycaitlin__) October 14, 2018
There's definitely a place on TV for more pie and mash reviews from Gemma and the Food God!
TOWIE also surprised viewers by addressing some challenging subjects this week.
The boys were encouraged to reveal what they cried about, whilst the girls had some emotional discussions about the importance of self-confidence
Chloe in particular shared her insecurities, even saying she had considered having surgeries. After a long heart to heart with her supportive girlfriends, she has decided to work on her inner self instead.
@tommy_mallet doing so much for young men and mental health. Admirable cause #boysbareall - upload a selfie and why you’ve cried. Let’s get talking and end this stigma around MENtal health. #TOWIE ❤️- Annabelle Knight (@MissBelleKnight) October 7, 2018
Like the fact towie is touching on different subjects, the guys opening up and girls having insecurities #towie 🙌🏻- Louise ♥̸̨ (@Lu_Lu_x) October 14, 2018
Aww @Chloemeadows you’re absolutely gorgeous!! I’m so glad you said that about working on your inner self rather than having surgery, takes guts to open up and I think it’s SO important to send out the right message to other girls. Lots of love to you beautiful girl ❤️😘#TOWIE- Star 💫 (@R_star90) October 14, 2018
Amber also received praise for her decision to walk away from the double date with Myles and Kady, backing Courtney - her best friend and Myles' ex-girlfriend.
Love Island's Kady, meanwhile, was slammed by viewers for responding to Amber's honesty with a mention of Courtney's texts to Myles, saying she missed him.
Well done Amber for leaving and going to see ur pals, especially after Kady just tried to mug it saying about Courtney’s texts #TOWIE- Gemma (@GemmaSlack13) October 14, 2018
I just don’t understand why this Kady babe wants to be part of the group so bad, don’t have your own friends? #TOWIE- LisaJemide (@FEMMEC0LLECTIVE) October 14, 2018
Did she just say that to embarrass Courtney... Im honestly not feeling this kady #TOWIE- Pretty girl rock (@MsShereex) October 14, 2018
Such a shame to hear chloe meadows talking about changing the way she looks girl you look great as you are...#TOWIE- THEREALESTCHICK (@Realestgal26) October 14, 2018
Girl power was in full supply - let's see if it lasts...
The Only Way Is Essex is back this Wednesday (October 17) at 10pm on ITVBe.
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