James Buckley slams The Only Way Is Essex for false depiction of Essex
12 May 2017 - 4:00 PM

James Buckley slams The Only Way Is Essex for false depiction of Essex

James Buckley believes his new show "White Gold" depicts Essex correctly, unlike "The Only Way is Essex".

The 29-year-old actor believes the new comedy programme, which explores the life of a working-class salesman and his team in the 1980s and sees him play the role of Brian Fitzpatrick, is the best perception of the county, as the popular ITVBe reality show portrays an area he doesn't "recognise".

Speaking about the BBC Two sitcom, James - who grew up in Dagenham - said: "It's much closer in feel to the Essex I know of optimistic working-class people trying to make a living.

"The Essex you see on TV at the moment on shows like "TOWIE" isn't one I recognise."

And the writer of the show, Damon Beesley, has agreed with the "The Inbetweeners" star and has acknowledge that people only associate Essex with "vajazzles".

Jessica Knappett casts doubt on Inbetweeners reunion

12 May 2017 - 4:00 PM

Jessica Knappett casts doubt on Inbetweeners reunion

In an interview with the I newspaper, he said: "People have the image of Essex as filled with slightly orange people who go to the Sugar Hut nightclub and have vajazzles (crystals or glitter applied on a woman's private body part), the place I grew up in was full of incredibly quick-witted, confident, sharp characters."

The forthcoming sitcom is due to be aired later this month and also features "Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick as the main character Vincent, who will do "anything" to progress in his career.

White Gold to feature string of X-rated scenes

12 May 2017 - 4:00 PM

White Gold to feature string of X-rated scenes

The 29-year-old heartthrob said: "It helps that he recognises his flaws and also that he really enjoys his bad behaviour. He'll do anything to keep going to where he needs to go, even if he's not always sure exactly what it is."

However, the dark-haired hunk has admitted he struggled getting used to the vocabulary in the script, although he soon became engrossed in the storyline.

He added: "I read the script then had to re-read it because I wasn't sure what I was reading. But the more I read, the more I was absorbed."

John Leslie for Celebrity Big Brother?
28 May 2017

John Leslie for Celebrity Big Brother?

John Leslie for Celebrity Big Brother?
Anthea Turner: Death is easier than divorce
28 May 2017

Anthea Turner: Death is easier than divorce

Anthea Turner: Death is easier than divorce
Binky Felstead changes baby name
28 May 2017

Binky Felstead changes baby name

Binky Felstead changes baby name
David Walliams looking for love at BGT auditions
28 May 2017

David Walliams looking for love at BGT auditions

David Walliams looking for love at BGT auditions
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan long-distance love
28 May 2017

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan long-distance love

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan long-distance love
Denise Welch slams Loose Women
28 May 2017

Denise Welch slams Loose Women

Denise Welch slams Loose Women
Britain's Got Talent judges don't speak to contestants
27 May 2017

Britain's Got Talent judges don't speak to contestants

Britain's Got Talent judges don't speak to contestants
Graham Norton's tribute to Manchester terror attack victims
27 May 2017

Graham Norton's tribute to Manchester terror attack victims

Graham Norton's tribute to Manchester terror attack victims
Corrie's Eva Price out for revenge
27 May 2017

Corrie's Eva Price out for revenge

Corrie's Eva Price out for revenge
Corrie's Daniel Osbourne to escape jail for Ken Barlow attack?
27 May 2017

Corrie's Daniel Osbourne to escape jail for Ken Barlow attack?

Corrie's Daniel Osbourne to escape jail for Ken Barlow attack?
Eleanor Tomlinson worried about Poldark cheating backlash
27 May 2017

Eleanor Tomlinson worried about Poldark cheating backlash

Eleanor Tomlinson worried about Poldark cheating backlash
Amy Childs hires private midwife
27 May 2017

Amy Childs hires private midwife

Amy Childs hires private midwife
Most viewed
Britain's Got Talent's Steve Andrews: I've been abducted by aliens!
trending_up 48
22 May 2017

Britain's Got Talent's Steve Andrews: I've been abducted by aliens!

Britain's Got Talent's Steve Andrews: I've been abducted by aliens!