Former supporting cast member of The Only Way Is Essex Linzi Peel has revealed in detail how faked the show is. According to the 'singer', viewers have "no idea" how fabricated the hit ITV2 reality program apparantly is.
"Most of it is staged, lines are rehearsed, some stars are genuine but not many," the 28-year-old told News Of The World in an interview today. "Scenes are stopped because someone hasn't shown 'enough emotion' to make the cut, so they end up having to do it again and again. It's no different to acting classes."
Peel continued: "The producers ask us to be realistic - but then make us do up to ten takes. When they get sick of us trying to be natural they prompt us in what to say. Words are put into mouths."
She added: "It is ridiculous."
This is hardly the frst time that there have been claims the show is scripted and faked. Last month we reported on TOWIE star Mikey Fisher saying that the programme makers 'setup' scenes. Despite the controversy however producers have always maintained the show is genine.
The Only Way Is Essex continues tonight at 10PM on ITV2.