TOWIE’s Pete Wicks and James Lock become Mexican wrestlers for ultimate fight

TOWIE 's Pete ‘The Essex Pirate’ Wicks and James ‘Lockie’ Lock, are set to swap The Sugar Hut for spandex as they're set to become Lucha Libre wrestlers.

TOWIE stars Pete Wicks and James Lock are heading out of their comfort zones as they try their hand at Lucha Libre wrestlers.

Inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival, from elaborate makeup and costumes to streets lined with marigolds, Mexican tequila Jose Cuervo challenged Pete and Lockie to undergo a bold transformation of their own.

And with the two having such competitive natures, there was only one transformation that made sense: donning tight-fitting wrestling outfits and masks, wearing their underwear on the outside and stepping into the ring.

Pete Wicks said, "He might be tall but he’s about as agile as a tree is Lockie.

"I’m going to run so many rings around him that he’ll think he’s wrestling a hundred Petes and he’ll melt like the melt that he is in the face of my red-hot moves.

"Get ready Lockie – the pirate’s coming to plunder."

Lockie added, "Forget The Rock, meet The Lock! Anyone that sees me in this get-up will know I was born to wear it. Half pint Pete won’t stand a chance.

"This challenge from Jose Cuervo is definitely going to settle who’s the better wrestler (me, obviously) and I can’t wait to sip on the cocktail of champions after I’ve sent Pete packing."

To prepare Pete and Lockie for their transformation from reality TV darlings to fearsome luchadores, Jose Cuervo sent them for training at one of the most respected wrestling organisations to be found anywhere between Mexico City and Billericay – the London School of Lucha Libre.

Founder Garry Vanderhorne, who has coached wrestlers that went on to grace the rings of WWE, has been tasked with showing the boys the ropes, running drills and generally making sure they are less Nacho Libre and more Lucha Libre.

Although Pete and Lockie aren’t short of banter, they’ll need more to their verbal arsenal to impress eagle-eyed wrestling fans.

So alongside learning a range of classic wrestling moves, the duo will be spending time getting their venomous vocabulary is up to scratch and mastering the wrestling tradition of smack talk.

The pair will be entering the ring for a head-to-head on October 29.

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