Sam Faiers' Topless Telly Shoot
But there is still much to be thankful for. Whether it’s Hollyoaks’ hotties or Strictly’s sexiest, a new wave of fine-looking women are all over our televisions these days. And this is the newest piece of telly totty: Sam Faiers.
The 19-year-old Brentwood model is set to star in The Only Way Is Essex – a reality-meets-soap opera-type show which starts on ITV2 this week and claims: 'You’re here for a good time, not a long time.' Sounds promising…
The Only Way Is Essex is like a dirtier, UK version of The Hills (which follows a load of spoilt rich kids around LA), swapping Hollywood for Harlow.
'People think Essex is all white stilettos' says Sam. 'You might think I’m a typical blonde, but wait until you get to know me! You’ll see that Essex is really glamorous and the girls are really good-looking.'
She’s not wrong. Sam’s not the only looker on the show. Her mate Amy ('she’s my best friend') will be on screen, as well as ZOO covergirl Porchia Watson, so there’s plenty of, er, talent to look out for.
And the best bit? Because the show’s only filmed a week in advance, you can play the cast like puppets and make them do whatever you wish. Want Sam and her mates to run down the high street flashing? Just ask.
The same rule applies if you’re lucky enough to meet Sam in a bar. Just lay off the one-liners. 'I can’t think of any chat-up lines I’ve heard recently,' says the lovely lady. 'Guys sometimes come up to me and say, ‘Hello, gorgeous,’ but I never follow up on it.'
So how can you go about impressing her? 'Well, I do like Jason Statham – he’s a bad boy with a nice voice.' Right then, here’s the plan. Watch ITV2 this week, get excited, travel to Essex, shave head and start talking like you’ve got a really sore throat…
The Only Way Is Essex is on ITV2 on Wednesdays and Sundays at 10pm