But here's a word of warning… the Essex stars have been revealing the questions they get asked over and over again, so if you ever bump into them and want to stay original, perhaps best to avoid these queries…
"Is Joey's last name Essex in real life?"
"Are you on or off with Arg?"
"Where's Joey? I get that a lot. Oh, and what's your real name?"
"Most people ask me how many pairs of shoes I've got."
"Is it real? And all I say is I'm not a great actress. My crying is very real. You can't fake that ugly crying. I cry a lot. I'm TOWIE's top crier - I'm hoping there won't be any more tears but who knows. Never say never."
"How did you get on the show? How did it all begin? How do you know everyone?"
TOWIE returns to ITVBe for its 17th series soon.
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