WATCH: Instagram video reveals TOWIE is fake
It is no secret that The Only Way is Essex is set up to some extent, as viewers are reminded at the beginning of every episode that “the people you see are all real although some of what they do has been set up purely for your entertainment.” However, recent revelations have been just a step too far for fans of TOWIE.
Surely reality television should include at least some, well, reality? Yet, viewers are questioning the authenticity of the programme after Instagram user Sarah2302Knowles spotted the cast filming a scene for series 19 in Marbella. She posted a short video of a bunch of glammed-up extras dancing at an outdoor club. Except there was something a bit off. They were all busting the dance moves without any music playing.
If even the backdrops in the television series are staged, is anything in TOWIE genuine? Indeed, similar accusations have been brought to the surface in the past, with cast members Mario Falcone and Amy Childs speaking out about the show being scripted.
We will have to keep a particularly close eye on the new series to see if the show really is as fake as the hair and tans.
The Only Way Is Essex will be returning to ITVBe later this year.