Towie stars look unrecognisable in throwback snap – but can you guess who?

FORMER The Only Way Is Essex stars Joey Essex, James 'Diags' Bennewith and Sam Mucklow look unrecognisable in a throwback snap.

Joey, 31, shared the picture with his 1.8million followers on Instagram.

In the pic a baby-faced Sam, 29, can be seen holding the camera up for them all.

The shirtless reality star has a chain around his neck and a bag across his body.

Meanwhile Joey has a huge smile on his face while posing for the pic.

He looks completely different with a Justin Bieber inspired fringe.

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Diags, 30, on the other hand pulled a very serious face for the snap, while their pal Owen Tack snuck himself in the background.

The boys have been friends for a number of years and have all shown their faces on the popular ITVBe show.

Joey joined the cast for the second season in 2011.

He appeared in 110 episodes between eight series before leaving in 2013.

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During his stint on the programme, his relationship with ex Sam Faiers was a huge storyline.

After the show he opened up his own shop, launched his own hair range and has created his own fragrances.

He also appeared various TV shows including I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Celebs Go Dating, Educating Joey Essex and Joey Essex: Grief and Me.

Diags joined the show during season four in 2014 and has been a regular ever since.

He has showed his face in a whopping 304 episodes.

The plumber has had a number of romances play out on screen including his three-year relationship with Fran Parman.

He also recently enjoyed a string of dates with Angel Bo Stanley.

Sam appeared only appeared in 24 episodes between 2018 and 2019.

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He quit the show to be with fiancee Shelby Tribble, who was also Towie between 2018 and 2020.

They welcomed their son Abel into the world in November 2020.

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