Kirk Norcross is reportedly in line for a return to The Only Way Is Essex as the show gears up for its 10-year anniversary.
A number of former cast members have agreed to come back for a special reunion episode - due to air in October - including the show's original star, Mark Wright.
According to The Sun, producers are confident of getting Norcross, who quit the show in 2013, to follow suit.
"Kirk was top of the list for producers who are putting the reunion show together," a source told the newspaper.
"They are determined to get him and Mark back on it. There's a bit of history there so sparks could fly and it would make great telly.
"Originally, producers were worried that Kirk was going to snub them. But they are much more confident now and reckon he can definitely be persuaded."
After leaving TOWIE, Norcross went on to appear in Celebrity Big Brother but more recently has shunned the limelight and set up a drain-cleaning company in Essex.