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She should know. The lively brunette is the heart of The Only Way is Essex, the ITV2 show that has blown its reality rivals out of the water. Lucy is regularly watched by millions as she navigates the tricky waters of Brentwood’s dating and social scene.
As soon as TOWIE started in 2011 it was hailed as Britain’s answer to US series The Hills and Jersey Shores. Viewers were captivated by the Essex girl and her colourful friends, who opened up on the details of their private lives in well-appointed homes, nightclubs and nail bars.
Soon fights at pool parties, broken engagements and showdowns in the Sugar Hut night spot became water cooler topics at the office.
Meanwhile, local expressions, such as ‘well jell’ (meaning jealous) and ‘reem’ (meaning cool) entered into the language.
Particularly enthralling was Lucy’s love triangle with playboy Mark Wright and his ex Lauren Goodger – followed by her rocky relationship with Mario Falcone, to whom she was briefly engaged.
TOWIE was such a hit it won a BAFTA Audience Award in the face of stiff competition from dramas like Downton Abbey. Designer Tom Ford and even Kate Middleton reportedly declared themselves fans.