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Gants Hill pair star in Essex reality TV show

PUBLISHED: 15:07 08 October 2010

FROM ITV2; LAUNCH PICTURES TAKEN AT MADDOX CLUB IN MAYFAIR; PICTURES SHOWS: CANDY AND MICHAEL; THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX.

FROM ITV2; LAUNCH PICTURES TAKEN AT MADDOX CLUB IN MAYFAIR; PICTURES SHOWS: CANDY AND MICHAEL; THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX.

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GANTS Hill may not be known for creating Hollywood stars, but it is about to be hit the reality TV map with a new series starting Sunday.

The Only Way is Essex follows the drama, tears and gossip of eight genuine Essex lads and lasses as they meet at the hub of the action - Brentwood’s Sugar Hut nightclub.

Although much of the action takes place in the footballer’s wives’ paradise of Brentwood, two of the characters, Candy Jacob and Michael Woods, are Gants Hill residents.

The pair, who are best friends, say they are “partners in crime when it comes to partying”, with Michael describing his profession as “International party boy”.

“I am hoping the show might change people’s perceptions of Essex but then I have a feeling it might heighten them!” Said the 27-year-old.

Candy, also 27, added: “Essex is not all about white stilettos and handbags.
“Essex people are often a loud bunch but I hope viewers will also see we are very career driven and family orientated.”

An ITV spokesman said the show, which filming started for this week, would give viewers the chance to see the tears, tantrums and triumphs of the characters, just like a real soap opera.

“The series is filmed just a few days before transmission, so our cast will be watching the show as we shoot it.
“Candy and Michael are great for gossip - watch out for them revealing secrets over the next few weeks.”

The ten-part series is set to hit our screens this Sunday at 10pm on ITV2.

What do you think of the show? Let us know by emailing edwina.ellington@archant.co.uk, or leave a comment below.


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