11 jaw-dropping TOWIE couples who should never have got together

As if these unlikely pairings were ever together. Shut. Up.

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by Nathan Katnoria |

It's an incredible 11 years since Mark Wright, Lauren Goodger, Amy Childs and Sam Faiers burst onto our screens in a whirlwind of fake tan and vajazzles. And yet we haven't aged a day...

In the past decade, TOWIE's packed in a whopping 28 (28!) series and many more romances, relationships and everything in between.

While some couples manage to withstand all the trials and tribulations that Essex life throws at them (we’re looking at you Tommy Mallett and Georgia Kousoulou), there have been plenty of ill-fated relationships that have played out on our screens.

And for every Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger or Joey Essex and Sam Faiers, there are loads more drama-filled TOWIE couples you’ve completely forgotten about.

Check out the most unlikely TOWIE couples

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Mark Wright and Sam Faiers

Mark and Sam's on/off relationship goes all the way back to when she was 16 and they met on MySpace (aw, those were the days). They briefly dated during their time on TOWIE but were never able to give things a proper go before he quit the show in 2011.

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Speaking of TOWIE romances, one that happened off screen but which was very much at the forefront of our minds was Olivia Attwood's relationship with footballer Bradley Dack.

The one-time Love Island star cut short her time in Essex in order to make a life with her fiancé in Manchester. N'awww.

However, the wedding is OFF. At least for now.

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Bradley and Olivia's wedding is off - for now ©ITV

Speaking to heat, Olivia revealed, "We’ve cancelled our wedding again. It’s nothing to cry about – we still want to get married at some point, but we just felt like next summer, Brad really needs to be focused on his return to football [he’s been injured] and I’ve got a lot on my plate, work-wise."

Check out this completely wonderful but also a bit weird rendering of Twas the Night Before Christmas by Arg, Lydia Bright, Ferne McCann, Joey Essex and MORE

Will Bradley's wife-loss be TOWIE's Olivia gain? we're really hoping so, she was Essex gold.

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