The cast of The Only Way Is Essex are celebrating five years of the ITVBe reality show, which so far calculates to 176 episodes across 16 series.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Jess said she initially thought TOWIE would be like MTV show The Hills, which aired from 2006 to 2010, and followed the enviable lives of Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag and Audrina Patridge, to name a few.
"I thought it was going to be like The Hills," Jess told Ben Shephard. "All very glam!"
Well, we've had a bit of glamour but there's been plenty of drama, tears, break ups and secrets from our Essex favourites too.
As an original cast member on TOWIE, Jess said: "It's been an amazing five years to say the least. I didn't think it was going to last this long. We're just a group of normal people who have dramas and relationship issues. It's opened up amazing opportunities for us, some have made the most of it, some haven't.
"I've grown up on it. I did a degree in business, so that's the route I thought I was going to go down, but in the background I always loved to sing so it was a great showcase for that. I'm now into fashion and loving every minute of it."
TOWIE airs every Sunday and Wednesday at 10pm on ITVBe.
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