The stars of reality TV hit 'The Only Way Is Essex' will star in a special live episode this Christmas.
Show bosses have reportedly put a booze ban in place in a bid to avoid any drunken mishaps by the cast who regularly appear out and about in different Essex night-spots in the ITV2 show, known to fans as Towie.
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."
"Nervous" Sam Faiers
Co-star Mario Falcone said the cast would be "completely out of our comfort zone".
There will also be a one-off Christmas special on ITV2 the day before the live episode.
Soaps including 'Emmerdale' and 'Coronation Street' recently filmed live episodes to celebrate landmark shows - their 40th and 50th anniversaries respectively - but they are notoriously difficult to film and mistakes are easily made.
'Towie's' Lucy Mecklenburgh admitted the nerves would get to her, saying: "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."
The original TOWIE bunch...
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