TOWIE Stars Help Re-launch Mecca Romford

Despite being busy getting ready for the start of TOWIE Series 4 this Sunday, Lydia and Arg from the show still managed to find time to help us celebrate the re-launch of Mecca Romford on January 14th! On the re-launch night the club also held … read more

Despite being busy getting ready for the start of TOWIE Series 4 this Sunday, Lydia and Arg from the show still managed to find time to help us celebrate the re-launch of Mecca Romford on January 14th!

On the re-launch night the club also held its very first Rock and Roll Bingo session which went down a treat. The party music had everyone dancing with their dabbers while marking off song clips.

General Manager Barry Lyons said: “What a great night! It was by far the best Saturday evening we have had in Romford for years and in my 11 years with the company, I have never seen my team and customers as happy as they were on that night!”

Mecca Bingo Romford has recently been given a make-over which includes new lighting, revamped toilets and a fresh look for the main auditorium. There’s also a new menu, with everything from marvellous mains to decadent desserts and a range of light meals.

You can view bingo game times, prices and directions for Mecca Romford here.

Reem! TOWIE Series 4 Is Here!

Fresh from helping us to launch our new rock ‘n’ roll bingo night at Mecca Romford, the cast of The Only Way Is Essex are back in a new series starting this Sunday, 29th January! We’re really excited to see how the gang does without … read more

Fresh from helping us to launch our new rock ‘n’ roll bingo night at Mecca Romford, the cast of The Only Way Is Essex are back in a new series starting this Sunday, 29th January!

We’re really excited to see how the gang does without Amy Childs, Kirk Norcross, and ladies’ man Mark Wright, who’ve all left the show to start new projects. Mark’s replacement Ricky Rayment is apparently twice the lothario Mark was. That’s sure to ruffle some feathers and we can’t wait to see what happens!

And as if TOWIE needed any more glamour, new-girl Georgina Dorsett is set to inject a bit more. We’re waiting to see what Georgina, who is friends with both JLS and The Saturdays, makes of her new fame.

There are still lots of our favourites back for the new series too – Chloe Sims has already been seen out filming her scenes and Arg has even been spotted buying engagement rings (with a camera crew there to film it all, of course). Could this mean he’s ready to pop the question to girlfriend Lydia this series?

We’ve also heard that ITV2 are planning on releasing TOWIE The Movie, so it looks like our favourite reality show is going nowhere!

Who are you most excited to see in the new series? Let us know in the comments!

TOWIE Is Coming To Mecca Romford!

Get your fake tan and hair extensions at the ready – The Only Way Is Essex is coming to Mecca Romford! Come and join us on Saturday 14th January when the team at Mecca Romford will be joined by Lydia and Arg from The Only … read more

Get your fake tan and hair extensions at the ready – The Only Way Is Essex is coming to Mecca Romford!

Come and join us on Saturday 14th January when the team at Mecca Romford will be joined by Lydia and Arg from The Only Way Is Essex!

Miss it and you’ll be “wel jel” as Lydia and Arg will be helping to launch our Rock and Roll Bingo, which starts at 9.30pm.

Tickets cost £7.50, which includes bingo and a glass of bubbly.

For more information, you can call Mecca Romford on 01708 729 020 or email mecca@listening.co.uk.

Find out more about Mecca Romford, or follow them on Twitter @MeccaRomford!

We hope to see you there!

TOWIE Series 3, Episode 4: “I’m going to pelt them with eggs”

If there’s one word that sums up the latest episode of ITV’s ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, it’s ‘bitching’ … and we’re not talking about the girls! It seems those Essex lads are pros at a bit of behind-the-back-gossiping, and the claws were well and truly out last night! New BFF’s Mario and Kirk started […]

If there’s one word that sums up the latest episode of ITV’s ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, it’s ‘bitching’ … and we’re not talking about the girls!

It seems those Essex lads are pros at a bit of behind-the-back-gossiping, and the claws were well and truly out last night!

New BFF’s Mario and Kirk started the bitch-fest, when Kirk visited Mario at work. What does Lucy’s new hunk do? We hear you ask. Is he a boxer, perhaps? Well, it turns out that the beefed-up Essex boy is a tailor! Ok, we know it’s not that funny, but we couldn’t help having a bit of a giggle at the sight of ‘hard-man’ Mario working a sewing machine.

The pair gave Mark a good old fashioned slating – calling him a “dog” and laughing at his “pigeon-chest”. We’re not quite sure what that means, but it doesn’t sound like a compliment.

Meanwhile, the Sam-Joey storyline continues to limp on, as the ex-couple met for a drink to “clear the air”. They exchanged a few words, Sam had a little cry, they went their separate ways. Anyone else completely bored by this now? Sam and Joey were so last season!

To be fair, Sam doesn’t really have much else to talk about – she features in a pretty pointless clothes montage with Harry at one point in the episode – which serves no purpose other than we learn that Harry does not, in fact, want to be a trans-sexual. Dear god someone give the girl a storyline!

Maria and Mick take the next step in their (slightly disturbing) relationship, as they go on a first date, on which they talk about the government – very intellectual – and Maria spits wine all over the place – classy.

Poor Gemma isn’t happy when she hears that romance is afoot between the two, saying she’ll “pelt them with eggs” if they ever get married. That, we’d love to see!

In other news, Kirk and Joey play conkers – wearing outfits that suggest they think they’re a couple of characters from the Famous Five books, while Jess prepares to open her underwear shop.

The whole gang turn up to the launch night of Jess’s lingerie line -  involving lots of nearly naked models and even more inevitable drama.

Mark finds out what Mario’s been saying about him, and the pair exchange tense words – Mark actually comes out looking the better of the two, which is a first!

Credit is due to Lucy, too – who apologises to Lauren for her behaviour in the past. We never thought we’d see those two being civil to each other, but after a very sedate conversation it seems the air is cleared! Take note boys!

Oh, and hilarious moment of the episode goes to Nanny Pat – who shocks Mark when she starts unpacking adult ‘toys’ as she’s helping Jess set up her new shop. His expression is priceless! “Oh this one’s got batteries!” she grins. Go Nanny Pat!

So, now you’re up to date! Tune in to ITV on Sunday at 10pm for more brilliant Essex drama!

TOWIE Series 3, Episode 3: “Let’s Put The Guns Down First”

The Only Way Is Essex continued on Sunday night, with another instalment of drama, awkward encounters and yet another outrageous outfit from Joey. Ah, Joey – he’s the gift that keeps on giving.  This week, the gang are off paintballing for Other Lauren’s birthday, and Joey thinks a jacket over his bare chest, some tiny […]

The Only Way Is Essex continued on Sunday night, with another instalment of drama, awkward encounters and yet another outrageous outfit from Joey.

Ah, Joey – he’s the gift that keeps on giving.  This week, the gang are off paintballing for Other Lauren’s birthday, and Joey thinks a jacket over his bare chest, some tiny shorts and a rather jaunty hat are suitable attire!

Luckily his sister persuades him otherwise, but is unable to change the Essex lad’s mind about moving out. Joey living on his own? Oh dear, we can only imagine the trouble he’d get in to! As it is, big sis Frankie had to explain what a TV license is!

Control-freak Mario runs in to Mark at the gym, and they have a talk about Lucy, while both trying to look as macho as possible. To sum up a fairly long and pointless exchange, Mario has banned Lucy from talking to Mark and his family – Mark doesn’t really seem to care.

He has, however, given up on his 14-day celibacy vow (surprise surprise) after a chat with his dad, Mark Sr. Yes; the entire Wright family has now made it on to the show. Mark Sr. actually scared us a tad with his no nonsense chat! Still, after 8 years of hearing your son banging on about the same girl, it would be hard to remain sympathetic!

Lauren meanwhile, is fast becoming redundant and currently adds little to the show, bar hanging around with Other Lauren and Maria.

Maria is doing the opposite, and continues her bid to become more than just an extra by agreeing to go for a drink with Mick, much to the horror of Kirk – “the word sugar-daddy springs to mind”.

To be fair to her, Maria does attempt to clear the air during paintballing – perhaps not the best time to tell someone only a couple of years younger than you, that you want to date their dad? “Let’s put the guns down first” says Maria… proving she’s slightly cleverer than she looks.

What is Mick thinking anyway? He seems to spend his time perving over his son’s friends, and hanging around them at various events… does he not know anyone his own age?

Arg and Lydia were largely absent in this episode. We saw Arg take on his first day at a hospital radio station – in a quest to fulfil his dream of becoming a radio DJ, while Lydia went to visit Mr. Darcy at the farm. Uneventful.

“Majorly awkward but hilarious moment” of the episode occurs when Lucy tries on some lingerie for Jess, who is opening an underwear shop. (Yes! Yet ANOTHER of the TOWIE girls is opening a shop!)

Jess conveniently “pops out” to “get something” when in walks brother Mark, catching Lucy modelling some rather skimpy underwear. She shrieks and grabs a cushion, he smirks and says: “you’re looking smoking by the way” before walking out. Totes cringe, totes amazing!

So there you have it! You’re up to date bingo-lovers! Stay tuned for all the latest!

TOWIE Series 3, Episode 2: “Are you alright? You keep touching yourself…”

TOWIE is back, and it’s better than ever! If you missed last night’s episode, here’s a quick summary of all the latest drama! Enjoy! Lydia, her mum Debbie and Joey head to a car boot sale for the day – Joey has to be told that no, car boot sales do not  in fact only […]

TOWIE is back, and it’s better than ever! If you missed last night’s episode, here’s a quick summary of all the latest drama! Enjoy!

Lydia, her mum Debbie and Joey head to a car boot sale for the day – Joey has to be told that no, car boot sales do not  in fact only sell Ugg Boots – but he quickly perks up when Lydia helps him find a pair of painfully tight-looking vintage jeans.

Harry’s brother Ronnie is introduced as a new character, but he hasn’t really said much yet – just mumbled “you know I don’t have a problem with you being gay, don’t you?” ahhh, how lovely!

The rest of Essex have gone fitness crazy! Mark attempted yoga to keep his mind off his self-imposed celibacy, only to find that the yoga class was packed with amazingly hot women! “Everywhere I looked there were boobs, bums and more bums!” He wailed.

We wish we looked like those perfectly styled girls! When we do yoga, you’re more likely to find us in a baggy old t-shirt and scruffy shorts – with a sweaty, red face to boot! Still, this is Essex … where apparently even the gym is treated like a catwalk!

Meanwhile, Dino, Arg and Gemma head out to the park for some training, but seem to be doing more shuffling on the spot that actual exercise. As they pretend to do a few press-ups, Lucy and new boyfriend Mario run past – clad in skimpy gym wear, obvs. “Do you think we’ll ever be as skinny as Lucy?” sighed Gemma.

Well we think Gem looks amazing as she is! So did Mick clearly, when she met up with him to discuss holding a ‘singles night’ at the Sugar Hut – his eyes nearly popped out his head! Serves you right for passing over Ms Collins when you had the chance Mick!

It’s a good think our Gem is over Mick though – because Maria (Who Kirk famously called an ‘extra’ last series) seems keen to get her claws in! “Would you be Kirk’s mummy then?” smirked Mick. Ugh, creepy.

Joey didn’t have much luck at Gemma’s singles night though – mostly due to the fact his new car-boot sale vintage jeans were a little tighter than even he was comfortable with. “Are you alright? You keep touching yourself?” asked one concerned girl!

Lydia and Arg went for a romantic meal while all this single-mingling was going on – only for Mark to crash the date because he was ‘feeling lonely’. Arg found it hilarious, Lydia – not so much. We don’t blame her!

SO, now you’re up to date – what do you think of the latest goings-on? We’re loving all the new characters, and think this is the best series yet!

The Only Way Is Essex Are Releasing A Fitness DVD! Watch The Trailer Here!

The whole country is going crazy for all things Essex right now, thanks to the hit ITV2 show. Let’s face it, if someone asked you – Will Mark and Lauren will get back together? Or, who’s funnier, Arg or Joey? You’d know exactly what they were talking about! Well, now you can even get fit […]

The whole country is going crazy for all things Essex right now, thanks to the hit ITV2 show.

Let’s face it, if someone asked you – Will Mark and Lauren will get back together? Or, who’s funnier, Arg or Joey? You’d know exactly what they were talking about!

Well, now you can even get fit with some of the TOWIE ladies! Yes, Sam, Billie and Lydia are following in the footsteps of Natalie Cassidy, Davina Mcall and, er, Keith Lemon, by starring in a new exercise dvd – due for release on the 31st of October!

The DVD ‘The Essexercise Workout‘ includes 20 minute sessions such as “The Well Jell Workout” and “No Carbs Before Marbs” – those Essex girls will have us all looking Reem in no time!

Have a look at the trailer for the video here, and tell us what you think!

TOWIE Series 3 Episode 1: “You Look Like Cheryl Cole!”

TOWIE is back! If you missed Sunday night’s episode, here’s a quick run-down of all the latest from the hit show! Mark and Lauren are still very much broken-up. Mark cried actual tears when talking about the split- shocker! No crying from Lauren though, who was focused on more practical matters – such as renaming […]

TOWIE is back! If you missed Sunday night’s episode, here’s a quick run-down of all the latest from the hit show!

Mark and Lauren are still very much broken-up. Mark cried actual tears when talking about the split- shocker! No crying from Lauren though, who was focused on more practical matters – such as renaming her dog.

Lauren has also bonded with Other Lauren (we refuse to call her ‘Popey’ because it’s a made up nickname nobody ever uses) over the fact she’s also just split up with boyfriend Kirk. In fact, the pair are living together!

Lydia is following in the footsteps of Sam and opening a shop. From what we can gather, it will sell cupcakes and ‘trinkets’. Arg has already been warned that he won’t be allowed in unless under strict supervision – he has lost a stone after all!

Meanwhile both Gemma and Sam have died their hair brown. Sam looks drab, but Gem’s locks combined with her new slimmer figure look full-on fab! “You look like Cheryl Cole!” exclaimed Arg – We’re not sure what Chezza would make of that comparison!

This episode centred on the birthday party thrown by Jess Wright. Everybody was there … apart from Lucy, who’s new boyfriend dropped his towel in the hope his nakedness would persuade her to stay home, and away from her ex, Mark. It did.

The party was not as drama-filled as we would have liked, despite the numerous ex-couples that littered the room. Mark made a rather nice speech to Lauren about ‘always loving’ her, while Kirk ignored Other Lauren and had a confusing conversation with Joey about nicknames instead.

Oh how we’ve missed Joey Essex! After making some very short shorts from a pair of vintage jeans, the uber-groomed Essex lad revealed he thought vintage meant ‘New clothes just made to look old’  - and expressed horror when cousin Chloe informed him they had been worn by someone else previously. Reem!

Oh, and we should mention new kids on the block – identical twins Dino and Georgio. The pair seem set to produce some brilliant comedy value – they drink protein shakes, call their biceps ‘the swans’ and have already been spotted trying to pull!

So, now you’re up to date! We can’t wait for the next episode tomorrow night! What did you think of TOWIE’s return?

TOWIE Gossip! Make Sure You’re Up To Date Before The Third Series Begins On Sunday!

The Only Way Is Essex is set to return to our screens this Sunday – and we can’t wait! The third series of the BAFTA award winning (yes, really!) show is set to be better than ever, as cameras follow the glamorous lives of the Essex gang. However, we can’t help but notice that A […]

The Only Way Is Essex is set to return to our screens this Sunday – and we can’t wait!

The third series of the BAFTA award winning (yes, really!) show is set to be better than ever, as cameras follow the glamorous lives of the Essex gang.

However, we can’t help but notice that A LOT has happened since we left the likes of Mark, Lauren, Sam and Kirk at the end of last series…

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months and haven’t been able to follow the antics of the ‘reem’ crew in the press, here’s what you’ve missed!

  • Mark and Lauren bought a puppy, gave it the ridiculous name ‘Wrighty’ then broke off their engagement.
  • Kirk and Lauren ‘Popey’ Pope (Has anyone ever actually heard anyone call her Popey?) got matching nose jobs – how sweet, and then broke up – oh dear.
  • Amy decided TOWIE wasn’t quite enough for her, and quit for the dizzying heights of stardom that only Big Brother could bring.
  • Lucy has a hunky new boyfriend, who’s rumoured to be appearing on the show!
  • A newly slim line Gemma befriended Kate Moss (!) although sadly it has been confirmed that the model will NOT be appearing on the show.
  • Lydia and Arg got back together, and were even heard talking about marriage! So perhaps we will get a TOWIE wedding after all?
  • Oh, and Lauren posted a photo of herself kissing none other than Katie Price on twitter! Because one can never have enough publicity.

Phew! And all this happened over just one Summer! Those TOWIE stars just can’t stop creating drama!

We can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for us this series…with around 10 new characters – including Harry’s mum, a Barbara Windsor type – rumoured to be joining the hit show, we know that nothing will be able to stop us tuning in!

How about  you? Are you excited for the new series of TOWIE?

TOWIE’s Gemma Has A New Best Friend… You’ll Never Guess Who It Is!

TOWIE’s Gemma Collins has a new best friend – super model Kate Moss! The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma – who has lost over 3 stone since the last series of the hit show – has struck up a friendship with none other than Kate Moss. In fact, the pair have got so close, […]

TOWIE’s Gemma Collins has a new best friend – super model Kate Moss!

The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma – who has lost over 3 stone since the last series of the hit show – has struck up a friendship with none other than Kate Moss.
In fact, the pair have got so close, that Kate has even invited Gemma to stay in LA with her! Bit of a change from Essex, then!

Gemma told the Sun: “: “I’ve fallen in with Kate Moss and the Primrose Hill lot so we are hanging out lots and having fun.

“Kate’s invited me over to LA in December to hang out with them all.

“She is a massive TOWIE fan — she’s always telling me that. Imagine — I was selling cars not too long ago and now I’m hanging out with Kate Moss. It just doesn’t seem real.”

Gemma met Kate’s hairdresser James Brown at a fitness boot camp. Since then, he’s been introducing her to his A-list pals – including Kate – and they hit it off immediately!

We wonder if there’s a cameo on the cards? How amazing would it be to see Kate Moss in an episode of TOWIE? We’re pretty sure Mark would try and hit on her….