Nevermind Nirvana. Forget The X Factor. At ease, The Military Wives Choir. There’s a new Christmas number one campaign in town. And that town is Essex (which, strictly speaking, is a county).
That’s right, the entire cast of TOWIE (sans its two biggest stars, Amy Childs – who now has her own show so is too important – and Mark Wright, who is in the I’m a Celebrity jungle) have got together to make the ultimate festive single.
Wham’s version of Last Christmas is OK, but nowhere does it mention vajazzling or feature black-and-white flashbacks to scenes from The Only Way Is Essex (an oversight on their part). Does that make the Essex crew’s version better? Some would, perhaps, argue that it does.
But there’s only one way to find out for sure. And that way is Essex. You can watch the video above and even pre-order a copy of the single, which is released on Sunday 18 December. All proceeds go to the Text SANTA charity.