ITV Be Launch Party: Exclusive Gossip

I love going out partying and meeting people but I think the new ITV Channel, ITV Be, may make me want to stay in more often. I don’t think I’m alone in this as the new channel will be home to the addictive TOWIE, Dinner Date, a new reality show starring Tamara Ecclestone and the equivalent of the Real Housewives of New York but set in London (Ladies of London).

The channel launches on Wednesday 8 October but there was a party to celebrate the night before and I was there to get the gossip. It was reality star central and I chatted to them all!

Jessica Wright from The Only Way is Essex


As soon as I spotted Jess, I knew she was wearing a dress from her own collection – the Aidi Floral midi dress. She admitted that’s the best part about having your own range – you’re never short of things to wear. She’s working on her next collection now and wants her own beauty range afterwards. She’s just as ambitious as her big brother Mark.

Chloe Sims and Ferne McCann from The Only Way is Essex


The rivalry between these two is real! The girlfriend and sister of Charlie Sims did not speak to each other all night and gave each other deadly looks when they realised they were in similar jumpsuits. However, Ferne says she’s happy with Charlie and she doesn’t care what people think. She’s one brave lady as Chloe is not the sort of person to back down either.

Caprice from Ladies of London and Amy Childs from The Only Way is Essex


I thought Amy and Caprice looked really elegant on the night – dresses in beiges and browns do look good in Autumn. We’ll be seeing Amy doing more presenting work this Autumn / Winter, as well as focus on her fashion range. But it’ Caprice we should really be watching out for as she told us she gets into a lot of fights on Ladies of London. Ouch!

Tamara Ecclestone and husband Jay Rutland


I saw Tamara Ecclestone’s Billion Dollar Girl on Channel Five so I had to ask what would be different on ITV Be. Looking stunning in a red dress, Tamara told me that she has settled down more since her last show, as she now has a husband and a baby. The show will follow her domestic life as she tries to prove to everyone she’s a down-to-earth girl. We’ll see!

Lydia Bright and James Argent from The Only Way Is Essex



Lydia and James were together all night, but don’t expect they’re back together just yet. Lydia said they’re taking things slow and James barely got a word in. It’s clear who wears the trousers in that relationship. Lydia won’t let anyone mess her around.

Are you excited about the new channel? It will be on Freeview channel 26 so we can all watch it and find out what’s happening in our favourite reality shows.

Love Zoex

PS For more fashion and celebrity gossip check out my celebrity lifestyle blog Live Like a VIP.

10th October 2014
Written by Zoe Griffin