By Juliet Smith

25th November 2019

Tommy Mallet Footwear And The Real Day Jobs Of TOWIE Stars

From Tommy Mallet’s footwear business to posing for Zoo magazine, we’re looking at the day jobs of the TOWIE lot…

Between the mugging off, the swerving and the aggy behaviour, the TOWIE cast always seem to be living glamorous, VIP lifestyles.

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Whether they’re filmed sipping on champagne, posing in their Porsches or dining out in swanky restaurants, it appears that the Essex stars aren’t exactly strapped for cash. But which cast members have second jobs to afford their lavish lives and who can rely on their celeb status for a living?

Here what the TOWIE cast do for work when the camera’s aren’t rolling…

Georgia Kousoulou – Swimwear Collection

Coming from a wealthy background – her dad is a successful businessman – Georgia learned about the fashion industry early in her life. She’s launched her own swimwear collection, Summer Dreams By Georgia K as well as creating her own clothing brand Boyfriend Tokyo, inspired by Japanese street culture.

 

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House of cb Christmas party❤️ Thank you @connawalker @houseofcb for such a good night.. 🙏❤️

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Pete Wicks – Director Of A Company

As well as modelling and appearing in other reality TV shows (how could we ever forget him on Celebs Go Dating…), Pete used to be the director of a company in the centre of London. He left his job when he started working for TOWIE.

The star revealed:

“The show has turned my life upside down. Before that I worked in the city for nearly 11 years.

“I had a fairly good job, I was a director of a company for years.

“We supplied consultant doctors to the NHS. It was a complete contrast to what I’m doing now.”

 

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Same but different…🤷🏽‍♂️ . . . Big thanks to @hairbyaimeex for giving my barnet some life 😘

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Gatsby – Real Estate Broker

After he picked Lauren Pope up in that helicopter for a first date, we all knew baller Gatsby (Liam Blackwell) wasn’t short of a bob or two. The ladies man is a real estate broker as well as a business partner in the London Dermatology Centre – in other words, he’s pretty darn rich.

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Diags – Plumber

When he’s not behind the camera, James Bennewith helps out his family’s plumbing business, Plumb Point Essex. From boilers to bathrooms, if you’ve got something that needs fixing, Diags could help you out…

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Courtney Green – PA

After joining the show in 2016, Courtney quit her day job of a personal assistant. As well as doing the obligatory paid promotions as a reality TV star, she’s launched her own fashion line for Missy Empire called Chloe and Courtney.

 

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Hey welcome to my photo, this is me feeling my outfit 🙋🏻‍♀️ @prettylittlething

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Lauren Pope – Extension’s Business

With luscious long locks, it’ll come as no surprise that Lauren own hers own hair extensions brand called Hair Rehab. From clip-in hair pieces to top knots, Lauren’s extension company is often voted as the best and is sported by a load of famous faces, including Little Mix. She started the business after appeared on Peter Jones’ TV show Tycoon in 2007.

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Dan Edgar – Electrician Turned Scammer

Before TOWIE Dan was an electrician, but during the show, it was revealed that Dan was working on the side for a fraudulent investment company, one which scammed its customers out of around £450k by selling overpriced coloured diamonds.

His involvement in the company hit the headlines after he had to sign a disqualification undertaking which now means that he can’t be the director of a company, as well as promoting or managing one until 2031.

 

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Chloe Meadows – Barmaid

Working as a secretary and a barmaid, Chloe was scouted to appear on the Essex based show. She’s since capitalised on her fame by launching a fashion line, as well as working alongside her pal Courtney for Missy Empire.

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Tommy Mallet – Footwear

Tommy is usually seen on screen chilling out with his girlfriend Georgia Kousoulou and his lad pals. But off-screen, he’s worked hard to build a successful fashion brand Tommy Mallet Footwear. After leaving school with no qualifications, he worked as a carpenter before starting to design high quality trainers in 2015.

A few years later, the entrepreneur has turned his shoe designing hobby into a multi-million pound business (Tommy Mallet footwear), attracting a bunch of famous fans, including David Beckham, Drake and Craig David.

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Bobby Norris – TV Presenter

Outside of his TOWIE career, Bobby has been working on getting into TV presenting. Last year, he shared a picture on his social media of him working with Aspire Presenting – a company who train people to be TV presenters.

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Shelby Tribble – Sunglasses Range

After winning Miss Great Britain in 2014, Shelby wasn’t short of modelling work before she joined TOWIE in 2018. She continues to enter pageants and now has her own sunglasses range, ShockXShelby.

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Clelia Theodorou – Model

Like many of the show’s cast, Clelia was – and still is – a model as well as doing some glamour modelling for Zoo magazine.

 

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