Arg reveals he will be putting on a big charity event where all the cast will be showcasing their talents. Mick puts on a barn dance themed party to raise money for the event although Gemma and the Wright family are not invited.
The live episode centered around the Charity night event with members of the cast performing including Kirk singing and Chloe and Diags performing Barbie Girl, Joey doesnt know if he wants to propose to Sam due to their constant arguing and fear of her leaving him again. The cast performed their 2011 christmas single Last Christmas at the end of the episode.
Christmas special. Mark returns to get Arg back on his feet as it will be his first Christmas without Lydia in the past 4 years. Joey and Sams relationship problems continue, with Joeys sister Frankie and his cousin Chloe worrying that Sam will again break his heart and try to clear the air with Sam during a stay at a cottage in the countryside. Lydia moves into her new house, but also has a confession to make- she's leaving Essex. Elsewhere, cracks continue to appear in Mario and Lucys relationship as a trip to the London Eye doesnt end well when the couple argue about their futures, and Danni begins to get close to Charlie again.