OLIVIA Attwood has filmed scenes for Towie after growing close to longstanding cast member Chloe Sims.
The Love Island beauty, 26, was approached by bosses to cameo on the Essex series to offer Chloe support in the wake of her new romance with Dan Edgar.
The pair grew close during their time filming E4 show Celebs Go Dating – and Olivia also has friendships with Shelby Tribble and Clelia Theodorou.
A source told The Sun: “Olivia has been close friends with Shelby and Clelia for years.
“The three of them met during their time as motorsport grid girls and they’ve remained good pals ever since.
“Then she formed a friendship with Chloe as they appeared on Celebs Go Dating together, making Olivia the perfect fit for Towie.
“The new series has so far proved to be an emotional one for Chloe and she could really do with the additional support from Olivia, who’s never afraid to speak her mind.
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“Olivia has such a loyal fan base after becoming a breakout star on Love Island – it was a no brainer for bosses to get her involved.”