Stars of the The Only Way is Essex film in Ilford

Two of the stars of The Only Way is Essex were in the borough on Tuesday filming scenes for the show in a theatre that they used to perform in.

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, 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 to be featured 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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The scenes will be shown as part of Sunday night’s episode at 10pm on ITV2.

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