The Only Way Is Essex

The return date has been set for the ninth season of The Only Way is Essex.

The reality series will hit screens on Sunday, June 2 at 10pm on ITV2.

Kicking off with a ‘The Only Way is Marbs’ special, the series will feature all the usual suspects such as Joey Essex, Jess Wright, James ‘Arg’ Argent, Sam Faiers, Chloe Sims, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Gemma Collins, Lauren Pope and Mario Falcone.

towie3_logoWho needs Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried when you have the cast of TOWIE?

The cast of the ITV2 reality series have recreated the movie poster for the 2012 movie Les Miserables.

Mario Falcone and James ‘Arg’ Argent feature as Jean Valjean and Javert, while Lucy Mecklenburgh, Joey Essex and Sam Faiers play Fantine, Marius and Cossette respectively.

Argent said: “Les Mis is my favourite musical,” the aspiring singer said. “I performed it [and] won [a] Kenny Award [Ilford's answer to an Oscar]. Continue reading »

TOWIE2012The return date for The Only Way is Essex has been confirmed.

The ITV2 reality series will be back on screens on February 24 with its eighth season run.

ITV2 will again be airing two episodes per week, Sundays and Wednesdays, and filming will take place as close to transmission as possible.

KirkNorcrossKirk Norcross is to become an author with the news today that he has signed an autobiography deal.

Pan Macmillan has acquired the rights to the TOWIE cast member’s life story, which will be presented as Essex Boy: My Story.

The book will look at Norcross’s childhood and growing up on one of Essex’s toughest estates as well as his time on the ITV2 reality series. Continue reading »

Research from UK property company Rightmove has identified what they call the ‘TOWIE Effect’.

Rightmove conducted research among around 4,000 home-movers from around the country, asking them whether reality TV shows such as The Only Way is Essex and Geordie Shore have affected their perceptions of the likes of Brentwood and Newcastle.

Their results show that TOWIE is having a negative effect on Brentwood in Essex, with around half of those surveyed saying they now find the area ‘less desirable’ than before the reality show was on air. Continue reading »

Last night’s live episode of The Only Way I Essex has surely got to go down as one of the worst pieces of TV this year with awkward silences and poor acting was the order of the day.

Thankfully, someone’s made a YouTube montage of the best bits of awkwardness from what was a dire attempt at live TV.

Monday, 3 December 2012, 10:00PM – 10:50PM

This promises to be one of the most exciting episodes of TOWIE ever!! and it’s LIVE!!

Producers are planning one of the most entertaining episodes of TOWIE in it’s entire history with lots of surprises for viewers!

Anything can happen as our colourful Essex cast entertain on LIVE TV!

Will they use the opportunity to announce any shocking revelations? will we have any surprise cameos? what will happen is anyone’s guess!

Sam:
“I’m really excited but so so nervous! It’s going to be an amazing experience. Who knows what will happen… especially in Essex!”

Jess:
“I absolutely can’t wait! It’ll be more dramatic than ever – god knows what will happen!”

Mario:
“We’ll be completely out of our comfort zone so it will be really scary but I’ll be well excited!”

Lucy:
“I don’t know how we’re going to do it! It’s crazy. Personally I’m just really scared but I know it’s exciting too!”

Joey:
“TOWIE Live – it’s going to be reem…creepy sic…naughty! It’s going to be crazy and you’ll get to see everything as it happens…live, oh yeah!”

And finally…..we’ll have a brand new festive one off Christmas special of The Only Way Is Essex that will air just before Christmas on ITV2.

Get a bit more Essex in your life this Christmas!

Sunday, 2 December 2012, 10:00PM – 10:50PM

Our colourful cast will welcome you back into their lives just in time for Christmas. As always, the series will be filmed close to transmission ensuring everything that happens remains as dramatic and explosive as the previous episode.

Just what do our uber glamorous residents of Essex get up to when planning Christmas? Does Joey Essex have any festive tricks up his sleeve? how much of a challenge will Christmas shopping be for our cast?!

All coaches returning to The Voice UK

The BBC has confirmed that all four coaches from the first season of The Voice UK will be returning next season. Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue will all come back for the second run, which starts in spring 2013.

Kilbey taking TOWIE break

TOWIE’s Tom Kilbey has announced he will be taking a break from the ITV2 series following the seventh season finale. Continue reading »

It has been confirmed that The Only Way Is Essex will air its first ever live episode this Christmas.

The ITV2 series will air a special live episode as part of its Christmas special, as confirmed by several cast members.

TOWIE Live – it’s going to be reem… creepy sic… naughty! It’s going to be crazy and you’ll get to see everything as it happens… live, oh yeah!” said Joey Essex.

Sam Faiers said: “I’m really excited but so so nervous! It’s going to be an amazing experience. Who knows what will happen… especially in Essex!” Continue reading »

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