ITV"s The Only Way Is Essex could get soap status and air 48 weeks a year


ITV"s The Only Way Is Essex could get soap status and air 48 weeks a year

Give us a rest! TOWIE could air 48 weeks of the year after ITV chiefs decide the hit show is “reem” enough to enjoy soap status

5:07 PM on 25th July 2011

Winning cast: Main characters (L-R) Lauren, Amy, Mark, Kirk, Jessica and Sam provide the addictive storylines and hilarious soundbites that have seen the show skyrocket to national fame

Winning cast: Main characters (L-R) Lauren, Amy, Mark, Kirk, Jessica and Sam provide the addictive storylines and hilarious soundbites that have seen the show skyrocket to national fame

Rocky relationship: Mark and Lauren got engaged during the second series of TOWIE, but their turbulent romance has still seen highs and lows since

Rocky relationship: Mark and Lauren got engaged during the second series of TOWIE, but their turbulent romance has still seen highs and lows since

Bling rules: Beautician Amy Childs applies a

Bling rules: Beautician Amy Childs applies a “vajazzle” to cast mate Sam Faiers in a typical TOWIE scene

Partners in crime: TOWIE

Partners in crime: TOWIE”s Amy Childs regularly takes her beauty apprentice (and soon to be show regular) 17-year-old Harry Derbidge for nights out