TOWIE's Ricky Rayment claims show is "exhausting" work

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The Only Way Is Essex star Ricky Rayment has claimed that being a cast member of TOWIE is "exhausting" work.

Despite it seeming to be little more than parties and holidays, Ricky has insisted that the long days of filming can become draining.

He told The Sun: "TOWIE is my job. It might look easy but someone's gotta do it. The parties, the clubs... it's exhausting."

Speaking to the tabloid, Ricky added that he hoped to become the show's 'new Mark Wright' in the upcoming series.

"Mark was a huge act to follow. My ambition is that, some day, people will describe me as a tough act to follow on TOWIE, but not too soon, I'm having the time of my life," he said.

But Ricky ruled out any chance of him living Mark's bachelor life style.

"You don't get as good as I am at flirting without crashing and burning along the way. I used to fall in love overnight," he explained. "Since I've met Jessica [Wright] I'm strictly a one-woman man, though."

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