29 series in, and many still adore watching the drama unfold with their favourite East enders. With lairy confrontations, uncomfortable confessions and enough awkward moments to last us a lifetime, the 2021 season of The Only Way is Essex returns to our televisions. Now, you may be thinking that all the cast do is drink and argue in front of millions, which wouldn’t exactly be the worst job ever, but many actually have other jobs that allow them to keep up with their Essex lifestyles. So prepare yourself for some of our best undercover work, as we tell you what The Only Way is Essex cast actually do for a living.

Chloe Sims

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Before she appeared on TOWIE for the first time back in 2011, Chloe Sims actually travelled with Playboy France as a bunny, according to OK Magazine. She also ran her own business called ‘Chloe’s Beauty Bar’ in Brentwood High Street, which unfortunately closed in March last year. Chloe now promotes products on Instagram, and has also starred in the reality TV show Celebs Go Dating. She is also one of the shows richest stars.

Frankie and Demi Sims

Source: Daily Mail

Following in their sisters footsteps, Frankie and Demi Sims are also set to appear on this series of TOWIE. Demi currently works as a makeup artist and brand ambassador on Instagram, and Frankie works as a model.

Dani Imbert

Source: OK! Magazine

Coming in at one of the youngest of the TOWIE cast, Dani is a model for the clothing brand Jessica Stone LTD, which features on ASOS. She is also rumoured to be Gatsby’s girlfriend, which some might say is even a job in itself!

Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell

Source: The Mirror

Liam has admitted that at the age of 30, he has now entered retirement. But what does this The Only Way of Essex cast actually do for a living to earn himself this title? Well, the cheeky chap was once a professional footballer, real estate broker and a business partner for the London Dermatology Centre.

Saffron Lempriere

Source: OK! Magazine

Much of Saffron’s personal life has remained private since joining TOWIE, however we do know that she previously appeared on Gemma Collins’ show Diva Espana.

Roman Hackett

Source: TG Time

Being the newest, and youngest at just 18 years olf, member of the cast is Roman Hackett, who is a model and a lifestyle manager for his mum’s brand AMLuxe The Agency.

James ‘Diags’ Bennewith

Source: OK! Magazine

James joined season 4 all the way back in 2012. Alongside starring on the show, he works for his family’s plumbing company, Plumb Point Essex.

Amy Childs

Source: Closer Magazine

Making her millions through the fame that comes with TOWIE, Amy Childs is far from stopping her work. She is also a model, writer, and successful businesswoman.

Pete Wicks

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Source: Digital Spy

As well as being a favourite TOWIE cast among many, Pete Wicks is also very successful outside of being a reality TV star. Alongside modelling, social media sponsorships and appearances on other shows, Pete previously formed a career in the lucrative property market as a businessman.

James ‘Lockie’ Locke

Source: Daily Star

Last year, James opened up his own café in Romford called ‘Lockie’s Kitchen’, a healthy alternative to fast food with a menu designed of locally sourced ingredients. He has also released an app ‘Lean with Lockie’ which provides people with a twelve week program created by himself and a personal trainer. James has also just opened up a new bar called Club 7, which is located in the heart of Bishop Stortford.

Chloe Brockett

Source: The Mirror

Chloe runs her own false eyelash company, which she claims are cruelty free. She also models for Rocketts Boutique, and is named director of a media representation service called Chloe Brockett LTD. Her mum has also appeared on the show, and is a black cab driver.

Amber Turner

Source: FR24 News

Amber is a fashion blogger and social media influencer alongside starring on TOWIE. In addition, she also runs her own active brand called ‘Active with Amber’, and her online business offers fitness plans, as well as a smoothie recipe book.

Dan Edgar

Source: OK! Magazine

The formal electrician and business owner Dan now endorses products on social media, and enjoys a lavish lifestyle with his partner, Amber Turner.