The Only Way Is Essex is an ITV2 reality television show based in Essex. It debuted on October 10, 2010, it follows the lives of young adults: Mark Wright, Jessica Wright, Kirk Norcross, Amy Childs, Lauren Goodger, Sam Faiers and their friends. The show is primarily filmed in Brentwood close to London and shows their lives as young, rich Essex boys and girls.
- James Lee Hunt auditioned for the show online.
- Joey Essex and sister Frankie Essex are cousin with Chloe Sims. Mark Wright and Jessica Wright are brother and sister and cousin with Elliott Wright who dated Chloe Sims.
- Amy Childs, Mario Falcone, Lauren Goodger, Gemma Collins and Lewis Bloor all appeared on Celebrity Big Brother.