And action! TOWIE's Lydia Bright and Lauren Goodger run through their lines as they rehearse ahead of filming
16:49 GMT, 7 August 2012
They are England's answer to The Hills and have been on our screens for seven series now.
With all that time showcasing real people in modified situations saying unscripted lines but in a structured way, they really shouldn't need to practice their scenes.
However, The Only Way Is Essex stars Lydia Bright and Lauren Goodger were seen getting some last minute rehearsals done before the camera started rolling, earlier today.
Take two! Lauren Goodger and Lydia Bright rehearsed their lines prior to filming for The Only Way Is Essex, earlier today
The two friends arrived at the Lauren's Way salon to film more clips for the current series on ITV2, and clearly were not running lines off the top of their heads.
Lauren, 25, arrived without being ready for her close up and jumped straight into a vacant chair to get her hair curled.
As hair and make-up stylists gave their full attention to the beauty shop owner, Lauren relaxed with a gossip magazine in her hands.
Ready to roll: Lydia arrived at Lauren's Way salon fully dressed with her make-up and hair already done
The wet look: Lauren turned up with her hair extensions drenched but at least she was already fully dressesd
The reality TV star covered her curves in a pair of leather look leggings and a red long sleeved top which she teamed with a pair of wedges.
Lydia, 21, at least turned up ready to work and looked great in a white lace top with a short skirt and sling-back heels.
While she waited for Lauren to sort out her hair extensions she also caught up with the latest celebrity gossip.
Lazy days: Lauren caught up with the latest celebrity gossip as her hair was done ahead of filming
Copy cat: Lydia also sat down and had a good read while she waited for Lauren to get ready
Ready for her close up: Lauren's hair was finally done and her face was already painted for her scene
After a short while they were both finally ready to practice their unscripted lines before the director gave the signal to record the real thing.
It's not clear what the friends were discussing but Lauren's new romance was probably top of the list.
Lauren recently admitted that she feels sexier than ever and she attributes that to her new beau and handsome co-star Tom Pearce.
Here come the girls: Lydia and Lauren finally got around to practicing their lines ahead of actual filming
Lights, camera, action: After a long wait the girls finally got down to filming for The Only Way Is Essex
Next line: Lauren looks blank as she continues her conversation with her friend in her salon
Although they are not exclusive yet she gushed to Closer magazine: 'Tom is a really nice guy. I'm getting to know him and it's early days, but we fancy each other.'
Tom, 22, is Lauren's first real relationship since she split with Mark Wright, last August, but the couple are taking things slowly and carefully.
Point this way: The reality TV stars were not very convincing as they pretended to talk naturally during filming
During a glamorous photo shoot she
told the magazine: 'We went on a date, then he dropped me home. We've
been out clubbing. Nothing’s happened!'
giggled: 'Yeah, he stayed over till the early hours once, but my
friends were there too. We kissed, but there’s been nothing as in sex –
Once filming was finished, Lydia met up with her new flame Tom Kilbey and the couple took a stroll down the road in their native county.
The loved one: Lydia met up with boyfriend Tom Kilbey after she completed her scenes with Lauren