From Gemma Collins to Mark Wright — how much the Towie stars have earned

A DECADE ago there was no such thing as the vajazzle, nobody said “Reem” and if somebody screamed “Shut up!” in your face you’d have been shocked.

That was until Towie — The Only Way is Essex — burst on to our screens in 2010 and a group of unknown young wannabes became household names.

From the minute it was screened on ITV2, it turned into telly gold, initially focusing on the shocking ­aftermath of Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger’s break-up. Fans soon became obsessed.

Mark’s sister Jessica, mum Carol and Nanny Pat also featured, along with his mate James “Arg” Argent and his on-off girlfriend Lydia Bright.

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Kirk Norcross made the original line-up, along with Amy Childs and her cousin Harry Derbidge. The family connections continued with sisters Billie and Sam Faiers singing up.

Fans lapped up the catchphrases. When the group vowed to eat “no carbs before Marbs”, ­thousands ditched carbohydrates to lose weight.

People were “well jel” of their glamorous lifestyles and sexy outfits and the show pulled in 1.9million viewers per episode at its peak.

Now it is back. To mark its anniversary, Towie is returning with brand new episodes but kicking off with Towie Turns 10: All Back To Essex, on ITVBe next Sunday at 9pm.

Today we look at where some of the stars are now and reveal who has found fame and fortune . . . 

KIRK NORCROSS £500,000

APPEARED: 2010-2013.
AGE: 32.
BACK FOR REUNION: No.
BLING FACTOR: He blew £300,000 in first year, including £74,000 on a Ferrari. Dad Mick owns the show’s Sugar Hut nightclub,.

BILLIE FAIERS£4m

APPEARED: 2010-2016.
Age: 30.
BACK FOR REUNION?: Yes.
BLING FACTOR: Splashed out £1.4million to build her Essex home, which she’s turning into super-mansion. First to have baby on show.

JOEY ESSEX £6.3m

APPEARED: 2011-2013.
AGE: 30.
BACK FOR REUNION? Yes.
BLING FACTOR: Owns a £1.6million pad with beach bar and walk-in closet for his white T-shirts. Introduced the word “Reem” to nation.

LUCY MECK £3.5m

APPEARED: 2010-2013.
AGE: 28.
BACK FOR REUNION?: No.
BLING FACTOR: Lucy once went on TEN holidays in seven months, including to a £760k wedding. Carved a new career in fitness.

JAMES ARGENT £1.1m

APPEARED: 2010-2018.
AGE: 32.
BACK FOR REUNION?: Maybe.
BLING FACTOR: After a spell in rehab, “Arg” coughed up £1million for a pad next to his ­parents’ house.

LYDIA BRIGHT £1.3M

APPEARED: 2010-2016.
AGE: 29.
BACK FOR REUNION: Yes.
BLING FACTOR: Lashed out £500k snapping up her Essex home. Opened a fashion boutique, and busy on the reality TV circuit.

JESSICAWRIGHT £2.6M

APPEARED: 2010-2016.
AGE: 34.
BACK FOR REUNION: Yes.
BLING FACTOR: Jess spent £1.1million on swanky four-bed house. Infuriated big brother Mark when she got a boob job on the show.

AMY CHILDS £3.1M

APPEARED: 2010-2011.
AGE
: 30.
BACK FOR REUNION? Yes.
BLING FACTOR: Owns four properties, a £60,000 Range Rover and a WEII JEL number- plate, after her catchphrase. The bubbly beautician shot to stardom as she gave best mate Sam Faiers a vajazzle – salons up and down the country soon started to offer the treatment. Amy’s double act with cousin Harry produced her famous saying, “Well jel” and his “Oh shut up!”
Amy – now a mum of two – brought out her own tanning and jewellery range. She landed her own C5 show, It’s All About Amy, and appeared in Celebrity Big Brother, MasterChef, The Jump and Celebs Go Dating.

GEMMA COLLINS £3.7M

APPEARED: 2011-2020.
AGE: 39.
BACK FOR REUNION: Yes.
BLING FACTOR: She spends £650 on a night at The Ritz when she can’t be bothered to go home to Essex. Gemma appeared for a two-week cameo while working as a used-car saleswoman – but bosses spotted her potential. Fans loved her on-off relationship with Arg, her brutal honesty, sense of humour, diva tantrums and meltdowns. In 2014 she lasted 72 hours on I’m A Celebrity. On Celebrity Big Brother she wore ­sunglasses indoors and left as “The GC”. The Queen of memes now has her own reality TV show

LAUREN GOODGER £2M

APPEARED: 2010-2016.
AGE: 33.
BACK FOR REUNION?: Yes.
BLING FACTOR: Sells sexy videos of herself on OnlyFans, an adult content subscription site. Has a range of tanning products, lashes and hair extensions.

MARK WRIGHT £9.1M

APPEARED: 2010-2016.
AGE: 33.
BACK FOR REUNION?: Maybe.
BLING FACTOR: Knocked down a £1.3m farmhouse to build Georgian-style home. Now a TV host and married to actress Michelle Keegan.

SAM FAIERS £8.8M

APPEARED: 2010-2014.
AGE: 29.
BACK FOR REUNION? Yes.
BLING FACTOR: Luxury hols in the Maldives and Dubai. Sam and sister Billie opened Minnie’s Boutique in Brentwood. Has her own hit Mummy Diaries TV show.

HARRY DERBIDGE £1M

APPEARED: 2010-2014.
AGE: 26.
BACK FOR SHOW: Yes.
BLING FACTOR: Bought a shop in Brentwood High Street following success of his make-up brush business. Harry now expanding the firm, Celebrity Brushes.

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