The Essex girl looked very different back then…

It’s hard to imagine The Only Way Is Essex without Georgia Kousoulou these days, but she didn’t actually make her first appearance until 2014.

Or so we thought.

Because it’s emerged that Georgia, 25, had a scene in the Essex based reality show with Mark Wright – and he left three years before she joined.

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These days Georgia always looks super glamorous and is undoubtedly one of the stand out characters on the show. But back then she appeared to take the infamous Essex look to heart, with platinum blonde locks and a serious amount of make-up.

Georgia Kousoulou

Georgia appeared briefly in a scene with Mark

Mark, 29, left the show in 2011 to take part in that year’s series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, but often presents special spin-off versions of the show.

Georgia currently stars on the show with boyfriend Tommy Mallet but, despite their seriously cute relationship, she recently revealed there are rules in place for when he pops the question.

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She told Star magazine: ‘I’d be fuming if Tommy proposed to me over the holidays! I’d say no because I think Christmas is a special time anyway. I don’t want to get proposed to on a significant day. He knows the rules – he’s not allowed to do it.’

Georgia Kousoulou

But we could still be getting a TOWIE wedding very soon, as Tommy has revealed he’s got a date in mind for when he’ll be getting down on one knee.

‘I have a date in mind and it’s definitely going ahead,’ he told OK! Magazine, ‘We don’t go anywhere without each other.’

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