It's totes one big Essex reunion: TOWIE stars of past and present step out to see Amelia Lily perform in Shrek at POP Goes The Musical show for Children in Need
09:16 GMT, 15 November 2012
They have been known to step out at the opening of an envelope but tonight the TOWIE gang made a visit to London for a good cause on Wednesday night.
A whole host of Essex residents attended the special performance of Shrek The Musical in collaboration with Children In Need.
The screening of Pop goes the Musical with special guest star Amelia Lily saw past and present stars from the reality show turn out en masse.
Girls night out: TOWIE stars Billie Faiers, Jessica Wright, Lydia Bright, Lucy Mecklenburgh and Debbie Bright attended a special performance of Pop goes the musical with Billie's mother too
For some it proved to be quite the family affair, and Billie Faiers attended the show with her mother.
Her sister Sam was also out in London, but she had chosen to attend the Twilight premiere with boyfriend Joey Essex instead.
Lydia Bright was also at the screening along with her mother Debbie and younger sister Roma as they helped older sibling Georgia celebrate her birthday, and tweeted a fun snap of the family posing up as Shrek stars.
Writing on her Twitter page, she said: 'Such a beautiful evening went to see Shrek with the family for @xGeorgiaBrightx birthday then a late night burger.'
Don't be jel: Amy Childs also attended the special performance with her boyfriend David Peters
Brotherly love: Mark Wright took his sister Natalya to the special show held at the Theatre Royal
Family affair: Lydia Bright posted a cute snap of her with her siblings Georgia, Roma and Freddie as they celebrated her older sister's birthday
Protective: Lydia left holding the hand of her mini-me sister Roma
Lucy Mecklenburgh also attended the show with her boyfriend Mario Falcone, who appeared to be feeling quite charitable by participating in Movember.
The lothario was seen with a ridiculous moustache on his face, which his co-stars were more than happy to draw attention to.
And it seemed both were thrilled with the performance, with Lucy – dressed casually in a lime green jumper, stonewash jeans and black thigh-high boots – explaining that watching the show made her wish she could sing.
No to your mo: Lucy and Debbie were seen pointing and laughing at Mario's moustache
Enjoying a drink: Jessica, Lucy and Lydia were seen enjoying a drink during the interval
Firm friends: Gemma Collins and Billie Faiers greeted each other with a kiss as they arrived at the theatre
A night out: Gemma looked stylish in a black lace dress and leggings, while Billie covered up from the cold in a leather jacket and grey pashmina
She tweeted: 'Loved 'Shrek' the musical!! I recommend all families seeing it! .. I wish I could sing!!!'
Mark Wright, who left the show last year, met up with his former colleagues and took his little sister
Natalya along to the play.
His sister Jessica also attended alongside their mum, Carol, and seemed to confirm her on-off romance with co-star Ricky Rayment is back on by appearing to leave the theatre alongside him.
Making the most of it: X Factor boyband District 3 seemed to have moved on from being voted off the talent show on Sunday night
Getting into the spirit of things: (L-R) Greg West, Dan Ferrari-Lane and Micky Parsons all left sporting adorable green Shrek ears
Pin-up: Mickey seemed to be surrounded by female fans as he left the theatre in a rickshaw
Amy Childs was also there with her boyfriend David Peters and mum, Julie in tow.
Prior to heading out, she tweeted: 'On way to Shrek the Musical with @David_uk_Peters and @mrsjuliechilds looking forward to a lovely evening.'
Meanwhile, X Factor's District 3 didn't seem to be too down in the dumps about losing the battle of the boybands against Union J on Sunday night's show, and were getting into the spirit of the evening by donning cute green Shrek ears.
Winter warmers: Jess Wright left the theatre in a stylish berry-coloured coat, while Lucy Mecklenburgh kept cosy in an eye-catching lime green jumper, jeans and thigh-high boots
It's back on then Jess seemed to be leaving alongside her on-off co-star boyfriend Ricky Rayment, and her mum, Carol Wright
Bombshell: Amy Childs showed off her famous curves in a form-fitting plunging floral dress
And Micky Parsons certainly seemed to be enjoying his new-found fame as he appeared to leave in a rickshaw with two grinning female fans.
Former X Factor star Amelia Lily is the
latest pop star to take to the stage to help support Children In Need
and follows in the footsteps of Geri Halliwell and Alexandra Burke.
Amelia took over the role of Princess Fiona from Carley Stenson, to sing the final song and perform the curtain call.
Princess Fiona looks a bit different! Pop star Amelia Lily took on the lead female role in the show to sing the final song
Having a great time: The former X Factor star was seen waving her hands around and beaming
Great job! Carley Stenson, who plays Princess Fiona in the show presented Amelia with a bouquet of flowers to congratulate her on her performance
After the performance the singer tweeted to tell fans just how much she enjoyed the one-night-only role.
She posted: 'That was one of the best moments of my life, thank you to everyone at
Shrek for letting me be apart of it, and to BBC children in need :'
Job well done: Amelia looked happy as she left the Theatre Royal following her performance