The former Sugar Hut owner died on Thursday at the age of 57.
He was also the former owner of the famous Sugar Hut nightclub, which featured on the reality show.
The TOWIE star says his mental health "has never been better" since adopting his new healthy lifestyle.
The reality star urged other women to take up their appointments: "I can't stress how important it is and it really isn't bad."
"It’s obviously not worked out exactly how I wanted."
Only Channing Tatum joining the conga around Elliot Wright's restaurant could make it better.
"Once one person did it, they all decided to jump on the bandwagon and try and get some money..."
The new series hits our screens in 2019.
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'The Only Way Is Essex', also known as 'TOWIE', began in 2010 charting the day to day lives of Mark Wright, Lauren Goodger, Sam Faiers, Kirk Norcross, Amy Childs, James Argent and Lydia Bright. It was a new breed of reality TV show in the style of MTV's The Hills, whereby many scenes are 'constructed' by the show's producers. It became an instant hit for ITV2, and while many faces have come and gone - including Gemma Collins, Joey Essex and Ferne McCann, viewers still keep tuning in to see the Essex-style romances, cat fights and fake tan disasters. Keep up to date with all the latest TOWIE news and gossip direct from the Sugar Hut, on this page.