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Viewers get another slice of the Essex life

PUBLISHED: 10:24 14 October 2010 | UPDATED: 11:10 14 October 2010

FROM ITV2; THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX - L to R: LAUREN, KIRK, JESSICA, AMY, MARK, and SAM

FROM ITV2; THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX - L to R: LAUREN, KIRK, JESSICA, AMY, MARK, and SAM

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THE SECOND instalment of The Only Way Is Essex landed on our screens last night giving viewers yet another taster into the world of the glamorous Essex breed.

Brentwood’s Amy Childs, Sam Faiers, Jessica Wright and the promotions manager from the town’s newly refurbished Sugar Hut nightspot, Kirk Norcross, along with the rest of the reality cast were back on ITV2 doing what they do best - tanning, pruning, flirting and gossiping and showing off their flashy cars, fake tans and white teeth.

The plot also thickened on the relationship drama front between former lovers Mark and Lauren and potential partners Amy and Kirk. But who will end up with who?

The show has had everyone talking since its arrival last Sunday - in the street, at work, and on the radio - and got viewers hooked on the hilariously entertaining docudrama.

But it has also come into some criticism from the media and viewers “mortified” at the stereotypical portrayal of the Essex lifestyle in the reality soap opera.

It’s even encouraged BBC Radio 1’s Chris Moyles’ Breakfast Show team to schedule in a special visit to the county tomorrow because they’re so intrigued to see what “these” people are really like.

But an ITV spokesman said: “We’ve had no complaints. The reaction has been hugely positive.

“The show isn’t about everyone in Essex, the show is a slice of Essex life, it very clearly isn’t a representation of the whole of Essex.”

We want to hear what you think.

Do you think the show provides a true insight into Essex life? Does your lifestyle mirror those illustrated in the show?

Do you know any of the stars? Who is your favourite?

Leave your comments here or contact the News Desk on 0208 477 3796 or news.desk@romfordrecorder.co.uk.

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