THE Only Way Is Essex has produced some of the UK's most recognisable reality stars since it began in 2010.

And as the ITV show has changed over the years, so has the cast – with many undergoing dramatic physical transformations too.

Recently Jordan Brook, 25 – who has found love with Geordie Shore alumni Sophie Kasaei – caught the eye of fans as he revealed his incredible body transformation on Instagram.

He's not the only one to have undergone a radical image overhaul. Here, we take a closer look at just some of the other stars' impressive makeovers…

James Argent

James 'Arg' Argent's battle with drink, drugs and a binge-eating disorder has been well documented, with the star weighing 27st at the height of his problem.

The 35-year-old star recently confessed he became "isolated, very lonely and hit rock bottom" three years ago and was rushed to hospital twice.



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However, in April 2021, the reality star, who is dating Stella Turian, 18, got gastric sleeve surgery which helped contribute to his whopping 14 stone weight loss. 

Bobby Norris

Reality star Bobby Norris, 37, has significantly bulked up since his days on the ITV series.

Not only that, but he also made the decision to have his fillers dissolved too, sharing on social media: "End of an era… After years of having facial fillers I decided to have them removed.

"I just feel like I’ve personally outgrown that look and wanted to see how I looked without them."

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Amber Turner

Amber Turner shared these photos in 2020 after losing nearly a stone and a half in lockdownCredit: instagram

Posting before and after photos in 2020, Amber Turner revealed she'd previously been "very unhappy" with her physique.

As a result the 30-year-old star – who recently split with boyfriend and co-star Dan Edgar – decided to shape up by doing full-body workouts at home using 4kg dumbbells.

She told fans: "I’ve felt so self conscious and really didn’t want to post my before pics because I was very unhappy with my body, but wanted to show you guys the power of my plan!

"It’s bloody amazing, I did it in my own home, no gym, no PT – Just a set of 4KG adjustable dumbbells.

"I’ve lost 1 stone 5 pounds!"

Ferne McCann

Ferne has always been open and honest about her body image, and previously revealed at one point she was secretly struggling to get out of bed because of her unhealthy lifestyle in the reality TV world.

The star's wild partying left her feeling "sluggish and unmotivated" – and put pressure on her mental health, before opting for a healthier lifestyle which led to her feeling sexier than ever in 2021.

Previously Ferne, 33, also posted another before and after photo about her recent body 'glow-up', saying: "Focus on what you can control.

"My 21-day results from our glow-up challenge.

"The past 21 days I have totally thrown myself into our challenge, more than I ever have done before.

"I needed a positive focus & to prioritise moving my body, keeping active & clean eating."

She recently gave birth to her second child.

Fran Parman

Fran Parman lost a staggering 3st 7lb in recent years – however she's admitted to "struggling" since her image overhaul.

The 32-year-old changed her diet, ditching sugar and rebooting her exercise regime to return to her trimmer frame in a matter of months.

It came after she was unfairly targeted with abuse following her return to TOWIE.

She had put on more than three stone while caring for her elderly grandfather during the first lockdown.

Danielle Armstrong

Danielle Armstrong hailed 2021 as the "year she got her body back" after the birth of her daughter Orla, now three.

The 35-year-old put on four stone during her pregnancy, and first started her body transformation soon after, with a 21-day programme involving exercise and healthy eating.

She then continued with a regime and lost three stone in a year.

A year after giving birth, she wrote on Instagram: "I feel the healthiest I’ve ever been. I feel proud of what I’ve achieved and it’s been so easy."

Since her first fitness feat, Danielle has given birth to her second baby girl.

She was recently praised by fans as she stripped to her underwear to reveal her real body.

Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins has lost more than three stone over the past two years, through diet and exercise.

The slimmed-down TOWIE star, 42, said she felt "fabulous" lifting weights in leggings and a crop top last year.



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And she said she's given up treats, explaining: "After working out you just think, that bit of cake, that's another hour doing squat thrusts with weights, hell, no, it's not worth it."

She has also used cryotherapy, which shifts the pounds by blasting the body with temperatures close to -200C.

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