The Only Way Is Essex: episode 2

The Only Way Is Essex - MARK, JESSICA, LAUREN, AMY, KIRK and SAM.

Welcome to the glamorous world of Essex, a brand new ten part series, where viewers get a chance to delve into the real lives of some of the most gorgeous people around, in a truly innovative living soap. The characters who feature in this show are real people living their real lives. Viewers will see the tears, the tantrums and the triumphs just like a real soap opera.

This is the place where nail bars, nightclubs and tanning salons are a big part of everybody’s lives. It’s all about expensive watches, designer clothing and champagne cocktails. The series is filmed just a few days before transmission, so our cast will be watching the show as we shoot it. They’ll find out exactly what other characters in the show are saying about them as well as discovering secrets that will affect their lives. Each episode will contain the fallout from the previous episode and if you want to know more, events will also unfold online every day.

There’s Mark, a self confessed Mr Essex, club promoter and a serial womaniser. He’s fit, he’s gorgeous but it’s complicated. Will he ever get back with his on off girlfriend Lauren, who he says he says really loves, or will he continue to play the field?

Then there’s Amy, a Jordan lookalike. She’s looking for Mr Right but can she realise her dream of being the next Jordan and winning a lucrative modelling contract for classy underwear?

Kirk’s a sexy young successful club owner. He really likes Amy but how can he win her heart?

Jessica is feisty and bright. She’s in a girl band who dreams of getting to the top, but will she be the next Cheryl Cole? Watch their story unfold over the next few weeks.

Candy and Michael work behind the bar of Kirk’s club Sugar Hut. They’re great for a gossip. What secrets will they reveal and who will they name and shame over the next few weeks.

They’re loud, they’re proud and they’re Essex. Meet them all and more in ITV 2’s brand new living soap. It’s not soap imitating life, this time, it’s life imitating soap.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010, 10:00PM – 10:35PM

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!