Ilford’s only theatre will star in the Only Way is Essex tonight

Two of the stars of The Only Way is Essex were in the borough on Tuesday filming scenes for the show which will be broadcast tonight.

Gemma Collins and James Argent (Arg) spent several hours at the Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford filming scenes for Sunday’s episode of the ITV 2 show.

Manager, Steven Day, who has been friends with the couple for many years and will feature in the show, said: “I first met Gemma and Arg when we used to do shows together at the theatre. I had mentioned to Arg in the past that it would be great for theatre to be in the show.”

Mr Day has kept in regular contact with Arg, who is one of the original cast members, but had not spoken to Gemma in about 14 years.

He added: “When we met up it was really good fun and we started singing on stage. I hope it will help to promote the theatre.”

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Catch the Only Way is Essex tonight at 10pm on ITV2.

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