They made their names on TOWIE, but what are they up to now?
James ‘Arg’ Argent, Sam Faiers and Jessica Wright are TOWIE stalwarts, appearing on the show since it first began
in 2010. We’ve seen them fight, cry, laugh, get kicked off, return, become aunts, the lot!
However, what happened to those who left? Just what is ‘extra’ Maria Fowler doing now?
With series 14 of the show just about to
start, we take a look at some of the old cast and what they’re up to now…
Dino and Georgio Giogiades
The hunky Greek identical twins only
appeared in two series (three and four) of the show after they failed to make a
significant impact on storylines. After laying low for a while, the pair
released a collection of training supplements and continue to be regulars on
the Essex scene. Both are still friends with Mario Falcone and Ricky Rayment.
Glamour model Maria ended her time in the
show in 2011, after famously being called an ‘extra’ by Kirk Norcross. She
moved to Perth in 2012 to live with boyfriend Lee Croft, but after they broke
up headed back to Blight to live in Derby. she has been attacked twice in bar brawls – once in February
2014 and another in December 2014, both of which left her bloodied and bruised.
Despite giving up alcohol briefly after the attack, she has since been spotted
drinking. Maria has also released her own fashion range.
Arguably one of the most successful stars
to come out of TOWIE, Amy has enjoyed a number of high profile reality stints
since the show, appearing in Celebrity Big Brother in 2011 and Channel 4 winter
sports show The Jump in 2014. She has also released her own clothing range, a
fragrance, a fitness DVD and a range of eyelashes.
Charlie appeared in series nine to 13 of
the show, most famously befriending Bobby Norris and briefly dating Gemma
Collins, although they never had sex. The reason behind that was revealed late
in 2014, when Charlie announced he was gay. He has since posed naked for
Attitude magazine and is famous for his new, ripped physique.
Kirk is one of the only stars of the show
to briefly return. He initially left after series 3, then returned in series 7,
but left again claiming it had changed too much since the first time he was on.
He appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2012, was briefly engaged to American
tattoo model Cami-Li (yeah, her off CBB 2015) and naked pictures of him leaked online in 2013. In recent
years, he has been trying to make it as an actor.
His on/off relationship with Lauren Goodger was one of the biggest talking points of the early series, but he quit the show after three series. He has since enjoyed a number of reality TV stints, taking part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing in 2014, the first star from TOWIE to take part in the BBC1 show. He now presents on Heart Radio and Take Me Out: The Gossip. He is due to marry former Corrie actress Michelle Keegan this summer.