FAN favourite and vajazzle pioneer Amy Childs is heading back to the show that made her name.
The bubbly former redhead is about to join old pal Mark Wright on ITVBe’s tenth anniversary Towie special.
Mum-of-two Amy, who is currently on E4’s Celebs Go Dating, says of her reality TV revival: “It is me having a laugh again. I feel like I am enjoying work again.
“I felt like I really needed this to get my confidence back. I was focusing on my kids and my business and I needed this to focus on myself again, so that definitely means seeing me more on TV.”
A telly source added: “Amy is royalty as far as Towie bosses are concerned and they know a reunion wouldn’t be the same without her.
“Initial discussions have already taken place and Amy is excited.
“She still talks to the old cast members and knows there will be some fun scenes. She is past the days of vajazzling but bosses would love her to do something tongue-in-cheek.”
After a string of unsuccessful relationships, Amy is still looking for love — and that storyline could feature on the upcoming episodes.
Amy said recently: “I’ve definitely met guys who don’t really have jobs. They see a really lovely life with me and they don’t want to work.”
I’m sure the lads of Essex will be queuing up to woo her.
Jay pops the question
I AM glad my better half didn’t have that look on her face when I proposed to her.
It is not clear if EastEnders’ Lola Pearce will burst into tears or jump for joy when Jay Mitchell pops the question in front of her little girl Lexi.
Tonight, viewers of the BBC1 soap will see Jay produce a ring and get down on one knee to do the whole thing properly.
But I suspect we will hear the famous closing beats of the EastEnders theme tune before we get her answer . . .
Sir Tom’s training his voice
HE is not the first person you would expect to see in the gym but Sir Tom Jones has started going every day.
Tom is not short of a song or two – including his own – to keep him motivated for his half-hour on the cross-trainer.
The Voice judge said: “My playlist all depends on what I’ve got to listen to and if I have to learn something. I just recorded a new album, so I’m listening to that to make sure everything is OK.”
Fellow judge Olly Murs has recently shown off his body transformation. But Will.i.am is more concerned with getting his career back on track after being dropped by his record label.
The American rapper said: “That hurt my heart because we were there for 20 years. Then we got signed to Sony and we’re on Epic now.
“I was like, ‘Show them they made a mistake!’ To have a new home at Epic and have a Top 40 (hit) as a trio with the Black Eyed Peas means so much to us.”
Stars fit the bill
Jonathan Ross, Mike Tindall and Kelly Osbourne have all signed up for the new series of BBC2’s I’ll Get This.
They are among a host of famous faces who will surrender their credit card before playing games to see who pays for dinner.
Others taking part include Stacey Solomon, Sue Perkins, Johnny Vegas, Gabby logan, Eamonn Holmes, Nigel Havers, Joe Sugg and Fleur East.
It returns soon – and I’d like to see Jonathan pick up the tab in the series opener.
Jason’s killer debate
Jason Watkins was impressed when he met controversial writer Brian Masters in preparation for playing him in ITV drama, Des.
The thriller sees David Tennant tackle the role of Dennis Nilsen, who killed at least a dozen men in London from 1978 to 1983.
Brian met the murderer and was slammed for appearing to be too sympathetic towards him in his resulting biography, Killing For Company.
Jason said: “Brian is very clever. He’s complex and a great character to play. When Nilsen was awaiting trial, Brian asked the Home Office if he could visit him as he wanted to write a book.”
And just like Brian’s view of Nilsen, who died two years ago in prison aged 72, Jason says we might also see the killer differently, once the show airs later this year.
He said: “I don’t want to pre-empt it, but that’s the debate.”
It all sounds very intriguing.