By ANDREA MAGRATH
Christmas spoiler! Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone rekindled their romance during a make-or-break getaway in Egypt
Their 'will they or won't they?' cliff-hanger on the season final of The Only Way is Essex left fans wondering whether they would get back together.
But Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone clearly couldn't wait for the Christmas special to rekindle their romance on camera.
The TOWIE couple, who broke up after Lucy, 20, admitted cheating, made up during a make-or-break holiday to Egypt. In the final episode of season three, Lucy made a desperate attempt to win her man back by making a tearful speech in front of all of their family and friends.
Animal instinct: The TOWIE star wasn't afraid to show off her body in a skimpy zebra print swimming costume
The gesture appeared to impress Mario at the time, and the pair embraced, but stopped short of announcing that they were back together.
Fans assumed that they would find out the fate of the on/off couple during next week's special episode, but the reality stars clearly couldn't wait - perhaps to TOWIE producers' chagrin.
Going for a spin: Lucy's cheating seemed the furthest thing from Mario's mind as his pretty girlfriend clung to him on a jet ski
These newly-released pictures of the couple in Egypt last month show the couple kissing and riding on a jet ski.
His girlfriend bedding Mark Wright seemed the furthest thing from Mario's mind as he zoomed around the sea with Lucy in a skimpy zebra swimsuit clutching his waist.
Mario was just as revealing by wearing a tiny pair of red swim shorts that showed off his body and tattoo sleeve.
Posers: Lucy and Mario were happy to be photographed as they took part in the water sport activity
Rekindled flame: Mario dumped Lucy at the end f season three but they appeared to be on the road to a reunion in the season finale
The pair then made their way back to the shore where they shared a quick kiss.
Since returning from their holiday, the couple have made no effort to conceal their rekindle relationship for the sake of the cameras.
Perhaps proving that the romance is more real than other elements of the series, they have been happily getting on with their lives without playing the reunion out in front of the lens.
Loved up: they have been joined at the hip since returning from the beach getaway
Affectionate: The couple have been able to put the past behind them
They attended the OK Christmas party with their co-stars hand-in-hand a few weeks ago, and Mario has been a regular presence at Lucy's newly-launched boutique in Brentwood.
And despite Mario retracting his invitation for Lucy to move in with him during season three, both have been tweeting about the new apartment recently.
'Wallpaper & carpet shoppin with @Mario_Falcone feel very mature!!!' Lucy tweeted today.
Heartbroken: Lucy was devastated when her boyfriend dumped her on the reality show in November
Holiday romance: The couple are clearly back on in the music video for the TOWIE charity single Last Christmas
And in the TOWIE Christmas single, which was filmed last month, Lucy and Mario are very clearly a couple.
They spend the entire video with their arms around each other and gazing into each others eyes.
In the voice over, they can be heard making plans to spend the holiday together. 'We'll open lots of rpesents, sing lots of Christmas songs, watch loads of Christmas films,' Lucy says. 'Sounds good to me, as long as I spend time with you I don't really care what we do,' Mario replies.
The Only Way is Essexmas airs December 20 on ITV2 at 10pm.
source : dailymail