Monday, 13 April 2015


I am a self confessed reality television addict, and I am in a constant love affair with all things "real", the cheesier the better. There is one show that has had me gripped from the very first stare off in Sugar Hut, I have never missed a tear, tantrum or bodged boob job and that is of course TOWIE. I can't get enough of the fake tanned, drama loving cast. In this blog post I want to take a minute to think of those that we have lost along the way, those fallen glam soldiers. Everyone knows where Lauren Goodger is, her selfies are unmissable, and her ex-fiance Mark Wright is barely out the magazines after becoming engaged to Corrie beauty Michelle Keegan. Joey Essex, Lucy Meck, Amy Childs... I can barely go a week without seeing their names somewhere, but what I really want to know is where is Harry's German ex-beau Kurk, or Gemma Collins' bessie mate Greek twins Dino and Georgio, where did they end up? These are the important questions.

So join me while I put my journalist and detective skills to the test in order to discover exactly where these Z-listers are now. I mean why else would I be doing a Journalism degree if not for this very purpose?! And in combination with the fact that I figured out Danny Miller's killer before DI Hardy and DS Miller I am more than qualified.


Series: 3-4.
Character summary: These pint-sized twins were Gemma Collins' BFFs constantly there to cheer her up after her many unlucky in love moments, a role that Bobby has now took over. 
Best Moment: When Gemma made them paint themselves gold and act as life size Golden Globe trophies to greet her guests at her birthday party.
Twitter followers: Dino has 89.5k whilst Georgio is falling behind with 55.4k.
Where are they now: The two men when not being a shoulder to cry on for G were filmed working out so it makes perfect sense that the twosome went on to own their own fitness company- G'rilla Fitness which sells supplements and even their own range of work out clothing.


Series: 8-10.
Character summary: Daughter of the vicar Abi was best friends with Jasmine and went on dates with Tom P, Lockie and of course Diags.
Best Moment: Long before we or Diags even knew who Fran was Abi gave him a chance despite his lack of luck with other ladies. A venture on a rowing boat provided one of the cutest dates in TOWIE history and little Diags began to become a man with Abi's help.
Twitter followers: 136k.
Where are they now: Apart from an appearance on Katie Piper's Bodyshockers after a dodgy lip filler job Abi has earned the ultimate reality star accolade by dating a professional footballer; ex-West Bromwich Albion star player Rob Davies. She also has her own clothing website called Abi's Boutique.


Series: A very brief appearance in series 7.
Character summary: A Sugar Hut honey working under Mick to make the club more sexy? (I'm not exactly sure of their purpose) who engaged in some flirty messages with resident bad boy Mario Falcone.
Best Moment: Whilst working as a Sugar Hut honey she told Lucy that Mario had been texting her, only to be shot down and told her she shouldn't have been replying in the first place... awkward!
Twitter followers: 106K.
Where are they now: Jess went on to star in the 2nd season of Ex on the Beach 2 and had a turbulent time with ex Rogan, and has even made an appearance on First Dates whilst partaking in multiple modelling jobs. This girl seems to love staring in reality television as much as I love watching it.


Series: 3.
Character summary: Basically just there for Harry to play with. 
Best Moment: A dinner date with Harry where they discussed Kurt's German heritage over a Chinese meal that Harry had claimed to cook but secretly ordered.
Twitter followers: A measly 6k. I guess one awkward dinner date with Harry just wasn't enough to launch him into stardom.
Where are they now: He now remains behind the camera and instead helps others look good on screen with his job as a freelance make-up artist.


Series: 1-3.
Character summary: Maria was Lauren Pope's roommate who enjoyed a brief fling with silver fox Mick which upset GC who had a massive crush on him and Kirk who hated her.
Best Moment: It is of course when Kirk called her an "extra" in the middle of a restaurant while she was defending best friend Lauren Pope.
Twitter followers: An impressive 459k.
Where are they now: Maria Fowler has continued to be a party girl making appearances at many clubs and events. She has continued with her glamour modelling and enjoyed a brief fling with footballer Lee Croft which saw her swap Essex for Scotland.


Series: 4-5.
Character summary: Georgina was introduced as Lauren Pope's bessie and attracted a lot of male attention even prompting Joey Essex to ask her on a date.
Best Moment: When all the TOWIE girls were all obsessed with the fact that she liked to wear jeans in clubs, they just could not get the concept. Even Joey Essex struggled with it.
Twitter followers: 104k.
Where are they now: Georgina is a successful model managed by AmConceptsUK. Georgina's boyfriend is Manchester United footballer Tom Cleverley (see a theme here?) who she had baby girl Neveah Rose with in June 2013. Her best friend is Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes, she didn't do too bad at all for someone who had 0 of her own storylines.

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