TOWIE PUTS ESSEX ON THE MAP! COUNTY OFFICIALLY TURNS GOLD TO CELEBRATE 10TH BIRTHDAY OF THE BAFTA AWARD WINNING SERIES

ITV and Lime Pictures announced today that, in honour of ten years of The Only Way is Essex, the county of Essex has been turned gold – by making a one-off image of the county in association with Ordnance Survey data and maps.

The move is to celebrate the tenth birthday of The Only Way is Essex, which turned the county of Essex into a global phenomenon, attracting tourism worldwide and racking up celebrity fans such as Kate Middleton, Chris Pratt and Ed Sheeran.

A series of geographical stats gathered from OS data has been given the TOWIE treatment to celebrate the birthday

Did you know…

  • The journey from Sheesh to Sugarhut is the same length as 1,266,000 fake eyelashes, 119,000 stilettos or 63,000 bottles of prosecco
  • The distance from Brentwood to the beach at Southend, is equivalent to 45,900 of Bobby’s Mankinis
  • It would take 1,436,000,000 Vajazzle gems from Amy’s salon to makeover the whole of Brentwood high street
  • Yazmin Oukhellou goes from her clothing boutique ‘Yaz’ to the nail salon once a week, which means in a year it’s the same as walking to the end of Southend Pier (reported to be the longest pier in the world) and back 459 times

Fans can view the map at the official @TOWIE Instagram page where they will also be able to take a virtual tour of some of the iconic Essex locations made famous by the hit show.

These include Faces Nightclub, King’s Oak High Beach, the Old Regent Ballroom and, of course, SugarHut.

Sarah Tykeiff, Head of Unscripted at Lime Pictures, said: “As we celebrate 10 amazing years of TOWIE, it seems only right to give the official Ordnance Survey map of Essex a bit of TOWIE pizzazz, by turning the iconic British county gold. It is definitely, ‘reem’.”

TOWIE continues every Sunday and Wednesday evening on ITVBe at 9pm. Lifting the lid on the lives of Essex’s most colorful characters, the brand-new 18 part series will give viewers a chance to catch up on all the latest goings on from the glamorous cast with surprise visits from some of our favourite TOWIE faces from the past decade, who are returning to our screens to join in the celebrations of this anniversary series.