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The Only Way Is Essex

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The Only Way Is Essex

Just saw some of this TV show for the first time (ITV2).
All I can say is that if the UK were a swimming pool then Essex must be the shallow end.
Are these people for real?
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Re: The Only Way Is Essex

No idea. I wasn't sure if it was scripted, real or what. It seems real but at the same time it seems unreal that they have cameras there in every possible location that the people could do their daily activities without speaking of the cameras etc.
They do seem very shallow.
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Re: The Only Way Is Essex

Never watched the programme, so I can't be sure.  Would I be right in thinking that for "Essex" read "Romford" (London Borough of Havering), "Dagenham" (London Borough of Barking & Dagenham), etc?
If so, not only are these places not in Essex, they don't represent what Essex people are generally like.
John
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Re: The Only Way Is Essex

having spoken to a follower of the programme I'm told it is filmed in Chigwell and Brentwood.  Two of the most expensive parts of the county.
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Re: The Only Way Is Essex

I stand corrected, and thank you for the education.  I shall now try even harder to avoid even a glimpse of the programme.
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If you are forced to watch it, I'd recomend blackout glasses and industrial earplugs.
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