PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Television bosses originally planned to make hit reality show The Only Way Is Essex in Dorset. The ITV
THE Only Way Is Essex star Amy Childs has quit after bosses vetoed her plans to boost her telly career. Childs, 21 - who
THE Only Way Is Essex could screen 48 WEEKS of the year after bosses decided it has the potential to run like a weekly soap
Described as both 'Big Brother without walls' and 'like glossy commercials for depersonalisation disorder,' the vagazzle surrounding shoe-string-budget reality soaps, The Only Way Is Essex and Made in Chelsea, is a social phenomenon in itself.
Award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern has branded The Only Way Is Essex "the biggest suicide note in British TV history". Jimmy
The Only Way Is Essex's Kirk Norcross and Lauren Pope have announced their split just weeks after getting matching nose jobs
'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.