The Essex mainstays were heading to watch Chelmsford City FC play in the match, six months after their ‘nasty break up.’
It comes after Shelby exclusively revealed to MailOnline earlier this month that Pete issued a grovelling apology after their split in September, adding they had finally buried the hatchet.
Pals: TOWIE stars Shelby Tribble and Pete Wicks proved they were back on good terms on Thursday, as they shared a friendly hug as they arrived for filming at Melbourne Stadium
Highlighting her slender physique in all-black, Shelby was in great spirits as she headed into the stadium, stopping to give Pete a sweet hug.
The tanned beauty, 26, looked sensational in skintight black leather leggings and patent sock boots, finishing her ensemble with a matching polo neck jumper and baker boy hat.
Meanwhile Pete, 30, cut a similarly casual figure in back sports gear as he leaned in for the hug, after Shelby confirmed the pair were back on good terms.
Amazing: Highlighting her slender physique in all-black, Shelby was in great spirits as she headed into the stadium
Stylish: The tanned beauty, 26, looked sensational in skintight black leather leggings and patent sock boots, finishing her look with a black polo neck and furry jacket
Perfect: Styling her brunette tresses into a simple straight style, Shelby accessorised her look with a black baker boy hat as she sashayed her way into the stadium
Friends again: Her outing came after Shelby exclusively told MailOnline earlier this month that she and Pete were friends again, after he issued a ‘grovelling apology’ to her
Close: As the pair enjoyed a sweet hug outside the stadium, it was clear that they were back on good terms
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline earlier this month, the fiery brunette confirmed they had made up, after Pete issued a ‘grovelling apology’ for his behaviour.
Shelby said: ‘Pete and I have made up and are genuinely friends again. He apologised to me on the first night in Thailand and really meant it.’
‘He admitted treating me badly. He said it a few times and I could tell he meant every word he said, all I ever wanted from him was him to apologise like he did last night.
‘We ended up having a really nasty break-up but if he had done that in the first place we could have avoided all that.’
Low-key: Pete, 30, cut a similarly casual figure on the outing, as he donned simple all-black sports gear to head to the football match
Relaxed: The Celebs Go Dating star, 30, was seen out and about, after recently confirming his new romance with Georgina Mullins
Good mood: Pete was in good spirits as he made his arrival at the stadium, covering up his long waved tresses in a black beanie hat
Slender: Georgia Kousoulou was also highlighted her trim figure, as she donned tight leather leggings and a matching hoodie
Flawless: Her blonde waved tresses were styled into loose waves as she made her arrival at the stadium
Friends: Georgia was also seen chatting to friend Chloe Ross, who joined the TOWIE cast at the start of this series
The Miss England finalist and Pete left things on frosty terms when their relationship ended in September last year, with the reality star telling him to ‘grow the f**k up’.
She went on to publicly blast him in a scathing expletive-laden rant calling him ‘disgusting’ after she caught him out sexting another girl.
But after mending her broken heart, the beauty pageant star’s opinion on Pete has changed.
‘He is a great guy and is the funniest person I know so I’m glad we are friends again, I would never s**g him off or say a bad thing about him. I’m now enjoying being around him because we have fun again’, she said.
Glamour Girls: Courtney Green and Chloe Meadows were bundled up in cosy faux fur ensembles as they made their arrival at the stadium
Well-prepared: Chloe ensured she and Saffron Lempriere (right) had coffee for the occasion as they headed into the stadium
Arm-in-arm: The pair looked like the best of friends as they headed into the match together
Curvy girl: Saffron showed off her gorgeous figure in tight grey knitted co-ords, teamed with a silver padded jacket
Lads about town: Dan Edgar (left) was also seen making his arrival with Liam Gatsby
Boys together: Georgia’s beau Tommy Mallet (far left), Liam and Sam Mucklow all headed in to watch the match unfold
Fashion forward: Bobby Norris showcased his stand-out sense of style, as he donned a fur-collared coat with blue checked trousers
Shelby added: ‘I don’t miss having a relationship with him but I do miss his friendship. The hardest thing being on TOWIE was being forced to see Pete after we broke up.
‘No one wants to hang around with their ex. In a normal world you have time to avoid each other but when you are on TOWIE you have to spend time together.
She added: ‘In the end I’m quite glad because it has forced us to become friends again and I’m really glad because I would have been gutted to lose him as a friend because he made me laugh so much.’
Questions: As Dan arrived with friend Diags, it remained to be seen where his girlfriend Chloe was
Confirmed: On Tuesday Chloe confirmed that she and Dan were dating after a four-year friendship
Football time: Sam also donned all-black as he arrived for the match
High Spirits: Clelia Theodorou and Demi Sims oozed laid-back chic as they both sported all-black outfits for the charity event
Joining Shelby and Pete on the outing were plenty of TOWIE’s other cast members as they continued filming for the new series.
Georgia Kousoulou cut a casual figure in an oversized black hoodie and skinny leather leggings as she arrived in the stadium, with beau Tommy Mallet following behind with his male pals.
Earlier this week Georgia spoke exclusively to MailOnline, as she reflected on Tommy’s recent mental health struggles following the death of Love Island star Mike Thalassitis.
‘Do you know what, mental health is a hard thing, god bless Mike and his family,’ she told MailOnline.
Newbie: Chloe Brockett led many of the TOWIE newcomers who were seen arriving for filming, donning a grey furry gilet with acid-washed ripped jeans
Cosy: She was also seen posing up a storm with fellow newcomer Ella Wise, who all bundled up in a black padded jacket
Besties: Newcomers Ella Rea Wise and Joey Turner were the best of friends as they arrived at the stadium
Mike was found dead on March 16 in Edmonton, North London, the Metropolitan Police confirmed.
‘That really shook me up. It really hit home for me because Tommy was in that place. He was in a bad way through summer, it really scared me because I wish Mike would have opened up to anyone, or even me.’
Georgia said although she didn’t know Mike, she felt a connection with him. ‘I didn’t know him but I had gone through it with Tommy and it really upset me, it’s not something I can speak loosely about,’ she said.
The TOWIE favourite admitted she is so relieved Tommy opened up about his struggles last year, with last series’ finale of TOWIE showing him break down as he revealed his difficult few months.
‘It’s a serious thing. I’m so glad Tommy spoke out about it,’ said Georgia. ‘How Tommy coped was through talking and showing his emotions. He never cries so when he cried I was like “woah” it was huge. It’s inspired other people to talk.’
Glam: Ella teamed her look with a wide-brimmed back hat, with her blonde hair in loose curls
We’re here! It remains to be seen whether this is the moment the show’s newcomers finally meet the long-serving stars
And Dan Edgar was spotted arriving at the stadium with pal Diags, though his new girlfriend Chloe Sims was nowhere to be seen.
On Tuesday Chloe confirmed that she and Dan were dating after four years of friendship.
She told The Sun: ‘Me and Dan are just seeing how it goes. We have grown close over four years of friendship. He could be the one.
Glammed up: Chloe was certainly a sight to behold as she carried a Louis Vuitton-style handbag
Dressed up: She accessorised her look with black suede high-heeled boots, and sported barely-there makeup
Simple: Fellow newbie Chloe Ross opted for a simple look, teaming an oversized brown coat with all-black and knee-high boots
Sleek: The tanned beauty pulled her brunette tresses into a low up-do, with her dynamic centre-part on full display
Sporty: Tom McDonnell also arrived for filming solo
Chloe continued to detail their shiny new romance by revealing that their foundation was built on trust.
‘The idea that it was a holiday fling in Thailand made it sound cheap! I am not a fling type of girl and I wouldn’t cry my eyes out about a fling. There’s a lot of mutual respect there.
‘It is really important for me to stay friends with him and not damage our friendship,’ she concluded.
Guess who’s back! The TOWIE cast were actually in attendance to watch the Essex boys go head-to-head in a football match, which will also mark the return of James Lock
Surprise! The former TOWIE star – who pulled out of the show last year – donned a lion costume as he secretly made his way into the stadium
Quiet: James tried to go unnoticed as he donned his lion outfit, and made a sly entrance into the stadium
Who is that? The boys seemed utterly bewildered as they spotted the mascot arriving, with the camera crew filming every moment
Funny: The long-serving TOWIE star tried to hide his identity so he could surprise the cast
Look who it is! Eventually James removed his head as he chatted to spectators
Casual: He was seen happily chatting with some other locals who had turned up to watch the match unfold
The stars were actually in attendance to see many of TOWIE’s finest take part in a charity football match, which also marked the long-awaited return of former star James Lock.
Arriving on the pitch in a lion costume, the other lads looked elated to see James as he removed his head, and the group proceeded to jump around in utter celebration.
James quit the show last year in a show of support for girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, as she continued to battle ‘severe depression.’
Jovial: James also seemed to be in high spirits as he headed onto the pitch
Quirky: He also seemed to suit the funny zoo animal outfit as he playfully showed it off on the pitch
A bit chilly? The girls were also seen snapping their beaus in the match – though also seemed to be struggling with the cold weather
Caught out! Eventually James was unmasked by his fellow Essex pals, who cheered in delight at seeing their friend again
Off with his head! They flung the fake animal head into the air before bursting into fits of laughter
Proud: James pulled out of TOWIE last year in a show of support for girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, who revealed she was struggling with ‘severe depression’
New venture: The star moved to Morocco with Yazmin to set up a health and fitness business
Low-key: James was also sporting a similar low-key look as he eventually removed the entire costume
Boys vs Boys: The lads were seen going to head to head for the match, which is expected to be aired later this series
Following their departure the couple jetted to Morocco to set up a health and fitness business.
Rumours previously circulated that they were part of numerous stars that they had been axed from the ITVBe show, however, they’ve hit back at the claims, with a source telling OK! Online: ‘The claims James and Yaz have been axed from the show are complete rubbish.
‘They are still fully committed to TOWIE, but will be on the show less to focus on their other businesses and their personal wellbeing. TOWIE bosses would be mad to drop the most talked about couple from the show.’
Elated: The boys also couldn’t hide their delight at being reunited with James, as they jumped up and down with joy
Hugs all around: It was previously reported that James had been axed ahead of the new series along with new girlfriend Yazmin, but this has since been fiercely denied
Jump around: They all bounced around jovially on the pitch
James’ return came after he and Yazmin made a surprise appearance at the TOWIE launch party on Monday, where he joked on social media that he was back to ‘save the show.’
Despite originally not being part of the current series, the pair ensured all eyes were on them as they donned glamorous ensembles for the night.
However, James took to Instagram stories during the press launch, where he dropped a major clue that he’d be returning to the show.
Speaking to the camera alongside best pal Pete Wicks, he said: ‘So I am back motherf*****s, come at me!’
Pete added: ‘The saviour of TOWIE has returned,’ while James chimed in: ‘The saviour, you heard it her first. I’m back to save TOWIE!’
He then continued: ‘With my help obviously’, with James clarifying: ‘With my partner in crime.’