TOWIE's Kelsey Stratford and Ella Rae Wise return to filming

TOWIE’s Kelsey Stratford and Ella Rae Wise return to filming as they shoot an outdoor workout in TINY gym shorts after production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Production was halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yet TOWIE resumed filming on Monday as Kelsey Stratford and Ella Rae Wise shot an outdoor workout for the ITVBe reality series.

Kelsey, 19, and Ella, 19, displayed their toned figures in tiny gym gear as they joined co-star and personal trainer Tom McDonnell in a local park in Essex.


Back to it! TOWIE resumed filming on Monday as Kelsey Stratford and Ella Rae Wise shot an outdoor workout for the ITVBe reality series (L-R)

The hit ITVBe reality show made sure cautious measures were put in place amid the coronavirus crisis with cast members having their temperatures taken.

While the co-stars filmed at a social distance with crew members wearing protective visors and masks.

Unfortunately TOWIE’s return to filming was met with rain with Kelsey and Ella having to shoot their outdoor workouts under umbrellas. 

Peachy! Kelsey, 19, pictured, and Ella, 19, displayed their toned figures in tiny gym gear as they joined co-star and personal trainer Tom McDonnell in a local park in Essex 

Cautious: The hit ITVBe reality show made sure cautious measures were put in place amid the coronavirus crisis with cast members filming at a social distance 

Pandemic: Tom was seen getting his temperature checked before filming in another careful move from the TV show 

Can’t control the weather! Unfortunately TOWIE’s return to filming was met with rain with Kelsey and Ella having to shoot their outdoor workouts under umbrellas 

Yet this didn’t stop the duo from proudly showing off their toned figures as they posed up a storm on set.

Kelsey showcased her peachy posterior in a skintight coral pink unitard, which also highlighted her ample assets with a plunging neckline.

The reality star styled her blonde locks into a blow-dried hairdo and added a slick of glamorous make-up.

The boys! Also back to filming were Dan Edgar, Pete Wicks and Diags (L-R) 


Sensational: Kelsey showcased her peachy posterior in a skintight coral pink unitard, which also highlighted her ample assets with a plunging neckline 

A dream in green! Ella opted for a pair of pastel lime green gym shorts and a matching tiny crop top, which highlighted her toned figure


Matching! She teamed the look with a pair of neon trainers and coordinated the ensemble with a green face mask

A little rain never hurt nobody! The rain didn’t stop the duo from proudly showing off their toned figures as they posed up a storm on set

Glamorous: Kelsey  styled her blonde locks into a blow-dried hairdo and added a slick of glamorous make-up

While Ella opted for a pair of pastel lime green gym shorts and a matching tiny crop top, which highlighted her toned figure. 

She teamed the look with a pair of neon trainers and coordinated the ensemble with a green face mask.

Ella also had her blonde locks blow-dried and wore a face of glamorous make-up for their return to filming.


Back to it! TOWIE boys Pete Wicks, left, and Dan Edgar, right, were also pictured back at filming as they enjoyed a game of golf 

Dapper: James Lock was also spotted during filming after recently being spotted kissing ex Yazmin Oukhellou in Mallorca 

Dedication: Kelsey and Ella didn’t let a spot of rain get in the way of their workout as they exercised under huge clear umbrellas 


Squats! The reality star was seen engaging in a collection of squats as she held her umbrella for the workout 

Pals: Ella was also pictured working out with a clear umbrella, no doubt being used to protect their blow-dried hair 

Direction: The two reality stars were spotted talking to crew members at a social distance 

Twinning: Kelsey and Ella appeared to have taken inspiration from each other’s outfits as they wore nearly identical ensembles 

Tom, 25, looked dapper in a skintight blue T-shirt and navy shorts as he ran a workout with the girls. 

Kelsey and Ella didn’t let a spot of rain get in the way of their workout as they exercised under huge clear umbrellas.

TOWIE halted filming in March and joined a long list of shows which have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  

Show bosses were hoping to continue with filming the new series which was due to begin production later that month.

Behind the wheel! Pete was spotted behind the wheel of a golf buggy at one stage 

Jokers: The boys appeared in great spirits as they fooled around during filming 


Good spirits: Despite the socially distanced filming and raining, Kelsey appeared in great spirits 

Without: Tom opted to workout without an umbrella as he acted as the girls’ personal trainer 

Pretty in pink! Kelsey matched her look with a coordinating pink face mask which she held in her hand 


Dapper! Tom, 25, looked dapper in a skintight blue T-shirt and navy shorts as he ran a workout with the girls

Wow: He showed off his incredible strength as he performed a series of workout moves 

However, according to The Sun, ITV decided to delay production on the reality show due to COVID-19, with the hope filming could resume later this year.

A source told the publication: ‘There have been lengthy discussions with the cast, and it just wouldn’t have worked without a busy social scene and going to clubs and their shops.

‘So bosses have decided to wait until later in the year when the crisis has calmed down a bit. It’s not worth the risk.

‘TOWIE relies on signature set pieces and glossy events, set in glamorous locations around Essex and involves a big cast of regulars and extras. It’s also all about friendships and relationships, so the social lives of our cast members are at the heart of the show.’


Handsome! Dan, left, opted for an all-black ensemble while James, right, wore navy 

Happy: Pete appeared in great spirits as he flashed a smile during filming 

Delighted: Tom appeared delighted to be back to filming as he did a series of squats 


Strength: In different snaps, he was seen lifting weights and showing off his toned abs 

Halted: TOWIE halted filming in March and joined a long list of shows which have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic


Not ideal: Show bosses were hoping to continue with filming the new series which was due to begin production later that month

Stocking up: Kelsey and Tom were seen sanitising their hands during filming at a special station 

An ITV spokesperson said: ‘After much consideration, it has been decided that the upcoming series of The Only Way Is Essex will be postponed until later in the year.’

The next time the series is back on the small screen will be for the tenth anniversary series which will feature original castmembers Mark Wright and Amy Childs.

TOWIE was far from the only show that has been negatively impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Shows across the nation were hit by the pandemic with long-running soaps such as Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks being suspended. 

A long list! TOWIE was far from the only show that has been negatively impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak

Shocking: Shows across the nation were hit by the pandemic with long-running soaps such as Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks being suspended


Filming: Crew members were seen taking precautions during filming against COVID-19 and the wet weather 

Sensible: Crew members were seen wearing protective visors and masks, they also got their temperatures checked 

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