9 The Only Way Is Essex Stars You Might Have Forgotten

But let's face it, you probably haven't.

We’re not ashamed to admit that TOWIE is one of our guilty pleasures.

So we’ve taken the opportunity to take a look back at some of its forgotten stars, and what they’re up to now…

1. Amy Childs

Amy Childs 2010

Amy was definitely a favourite on the show.

Taking a spot on the original line-up, the glamorous salon owner enjoyed 24 episodes alongside her Essex friends.

Hello new filter ???

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Since then, she’s made a success of herself through a number of beauty ranges, a fitness DVD and even her own show, It’s All About Amy.

2. Ricky Rayment 

Ricky Rayment The Only Way is Essex

Ricky joined the show back in 2012, and quit three years later.

Since leaving the show, he’s experimented with his hair colour and even released a single, Stay True, featuring K.A.D.

No more blondie grey.. We have finally got to full on silver/grey ????? #SilverFox ?

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3. Lauren Pope

Lauren Pope 2005

A high profile DJ, Lauren Pope is a TOWIE original, first hitting our screens back in season one.

Fun fact: Popey appears in the Calvin Harris music video for Ready for the Weekend.

She had an on-again-off-again relationship with co-star Kirk Norcross, and quit the show – after 16 series – in 2015.

4. Georgina Dorsett

Georgina Dorsett TOWIE

Seasoned TOWIE fans will remember that Georgina was brought onto the show as Lauren Pope’s gorgeous BFF, and found herself dragged into quite a bit of drama.

We loved the fact that she totally rocked her skinny jeans and oversized handbag – even in the nightclubs.

These days, she’s happily married and has had a bubba.


5. Harry Derbidge

Harry Derbidge Amy Childs

Back in 2010

If you’ve been a fan of the show since it all began, you’ll remember this lovable three.

Harry is Amy Child’s younger cousin, and we thoroughly enjoyed watching them goss’ in her beauty salon.

Craig David ? you are an absolute legend man! Well done on your gig tonight and good to meet you!

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He made a quick return in series 12, and these days he’s had a bit of a makeover and is hanging out with Craig David.

As you do.

6. Tom Kilbey 

Tom Kilbey

Tom Kilbey was a professional footballer for Portsmouth F.C, and came onto the TOWIE scene for three series.

He is the brother of Cara Kilbey, and began dating Lydia Rose Bright on the show, following her rocky break-up with James Argent.

@shannonlewis_x_ ✂️

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Now, he has a clothing brand and an edgy new image to boot.

Talk about a transformation.

7. Maria Fowler

Maria Fowler

Maria appeared for the first three series of TOWIE.

During her time on the show, she was Lauren Pope’s BFF and had quite a few run-ins with Kirk Norcross as a result.

Fun in the sun ☀️

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These days, she’s a beauty blogger with her own range of make-up brushes, and a proud mum-to-be.

8. Danny Walia 

Danny Walia

Jasmine Walia’s younger brother was dubbed as a wannabe Joey Essex during his time on the ITV show.

Morning ??

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What’s he doing now? Hanging with Joey Essex.


9. Bobby Norris 

Bobby Cole Norris

Sure, he’s still in the show, but he’s had such a transformation that we wanted to throw him into the mix.

Last week @ #BBBOTS

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We’re loving the blonde, Bob.