Danielle Armstrong gives the gossip on TOWIE... Past, present and future!

Divas, dogs and dinner parties… Find out everything from one of TOWIE‘s leading ladies, Danielle Armstrong!

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Which member of the TOWIE cast defines Essex like no one else?

Me really. Most Essex women are business orientated, they’re independent, they won’t leave home without their lashes on, a nice blow dry and a tan. Also Essex girls are funny – I don’t think I’ve ever met a TOWIE girl, bar four that spring to mind, who haven’t been hilarious.

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Essex has its fair share of divas. Who is the biggest diva in the cast?

Chloe Sims – she’s one of the longest serving cast members and she’s a mum so I think she just gives off a positive, diva vibe. I reckon I’d be second to Chloe and then Megan McKenna after that!

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Steve Meddle/REX/Shutterstock (5623313ar) Chloe Sims and Danielle Armstrong 'The Only Way is Essex' on set filming, Hornchurch, Britain - 04 Apr 2016

What do you think was the most awkward moment of the last series?

100% the most awkward TOWIE moment of all time – the game of Never Have I Ever with Chloe Lewis. For once it wasn’t me directly involved so the pressure was off but it was awkward because I’m friends with Chloe L and Megan.

If you could hold a dinner party and invite any five cast members, past or present, who would they be and why?

Easy – my five would be people from the past as I see all the current lot all the time. It would be Jess Wright, Ferne McCann, Gemma Collins, and then I’d throw in Bobby for good measure. A divas reunion. Obviously James can come along as well if he wants.

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How are things going with James now?

Things have been going very well. It’s a different relationship – more mature than the last time round. We’ve both realised our faults and having the break helped us. We still bicker of course – we had an interview yesterday and we were squabbling during that! That’s us though – and we still love each other.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock (5754115dn) Danielle Armstrong and James Locke 'The Only Way is Essex' cast, Palma, Mallorca, Spain - 09 Jul 2016

What was the most exciting moment of Series 18?

Megan McKenna joining the show and getting on with Pete – it made great TV. We needed something a bit new and she’s very fiery. I was excited to see Pete have a romance and her entrance was an exciting moment for TOWIE.

There was a lot of talk of dogs last series – what breed of dog would you be?

If I was a dog, I’d be a Bichon Frise. I used to have one and it was definitely a case of a dog being like its owner. They’re very cute and cuddly, but if you annoy them, they’re Rottweilers inside! James has been telling me he wants a dog – but if we’re moving in together the dog needs to be small. I can’t be cleaning up after it all the time.

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