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The Only Way Is Essex 

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The Only Way Is Essex is a reality series which follows some people living in Essex, including a club promoter, a would-be model, a member of a girl band and two bar workers. Each episode features action filmed just a few days previously.

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Series cast summary:
Denise Van Outen ...  Voiceover 311 episodes, 2010-2019
Chloe Sims Chloe Sims ...  Herself 281 episodes, 2011-2019
James Bennewith James Bennewith ...  Himself 262 episodes, 2011-2019
Bobby Cole Norris ...  Himself 252 episodes, 2012-2019
Gemma Collins ...  Herself 236 episodes, 2011-2019
Arg ...  Himself 233 episodes, 2010-2018
James Lock James Lock ...  Himself 202 episodes, 2013-2019
Lauren Pope Lauren Pope ...  Herself 199 episodes, 2010-2018
Jessica Wright ...  Herself 190 episodes, 2010-2016
Georgia Kousoulou Georgia Kousoulou ...  Herself 188 episodes, 2014-2019
Lydia Bright ...  Herself 188 episodes, 2010-2017
Billie Faiers Billie Faiers ...  Herself 179 episodes, 2010-2016
Tommy Mallet Tommy Mallet ...  Himself 159 episodes, 2014-2019
Mario Falcone Mario Falcone ...  Himself 153 episodes, 2011-2017
Carol Wright Carol Wright ...  Herself 152 episodes, 2011-2017
Dan Edgar Dan Edgar ...  Himself 151 episodes, 2015-2019
Peter Wicks ...  Himself 133 episodes, 2015-2019
Sam Faiers Sam Faiers ...  Herself 131 episodes, 2010-2014
Debbie Douglas Debbie Douglas ...  Herself 130 episodes, 2011-2017
Liam Blackwell Liam Blackwell ...  Himself 125 episodes, 2015-2019
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The Only Way Is Essex is a reality series which follows some people living in Essex, including a club promoter, a would-be model, a member of a girl band and two bar workers. Each episode features action filmed just a few days previously.

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English

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10 October 2010 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Essex, England, UK

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Joey Essex and sister Frankie Essex are cousin with Chloe Sims. Mark Wright and Jessica Wright are brother and sister and cousin with Elliott Wright who dated Chloe Sims. See more »

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Referenced in Who's Doing the Dishes?: Deena Payne (2016) See more »

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TV has hit an all time low
11 October 2010 | by joshuasalter-1See all my reviews

When I saw the adverts for the show I initially thought, wow. The UK has collected in on the money train of a half reality/half fiction show, such as The Hills or The City. I have never been a fan of these shows but when they said it was based around the the lives of the Essex young I thought, yeah this could really work. Everyone I have ever met from Essex has always been fun, full of energy, classy with an extraordinary personality. In my mind the concept could not go wrong and initially I thought this type of show will spawn the next generation of young stars in the UK that girls will want to dress like and boys will fantasise over. Boy was I wrong......

I understand that there is a certain amount of "making things up to create good tele" but at least with the Hills its sometimes believable. These girls and guys make Essex people look really dumb and shallow and I would be ashamed of myself if I was a native to the county. Yes of course there are elements in the characters that are true to real people but they are not defined by these ridiculous statements and poor decisions that these characters seem to live by?

As with any bad show, one can sometimes find the "tongue in cheek" value that is sometimes contrived, but I genuinely believe the producers are trying to buy into the fact that these things happen on a day to day basis and they want us to follow their lives with real interest. If you have not seen an episode yet, do so with an open mind but I am sure if you have an once of decency and respect in your bodies you will come to similar conclusions as I have.

This is not the sort of show I will be chatting about down the pub and that's what TV should be about. Please remove this terrible show from a valuable Sunday night slot and replace it with a show that doesn't make me angry about the world.


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