TOWIE cast’s real jobs: From Diags’ company to Tommy Mallet’s footwear empire

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They appear on screen to lead truly glamorous lives of leisure, but when the camera stops rolling not all the TOWIE stars stick strictly to showbiz.

Some stars of the hit ITVBe series manage to hold down day jobs alongside being part of the reality show cast.

Let’s take a look at the reality stars who side hustle in jobs outside the entertainment industry.

Kelsey Stratford works with children with special needs
(Image: Instagram/Kelsey Stratford)

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Tommy Mallet

Tommy Mallet is the creator and founder of highly successful shoe brand Mallet London.

His footwear brand is currently stocked in Harrods and is currently eyeing up a stockist in the US with Saks Fifth Avenue believed to be interested.

Tommy Mallet
Tommy Mallet founded his own footwear brand
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Tommy started the company shortly after his GCSEs when he couldn’t find any shoes in a style that he liked.

He called in a favour from a friend who worked in a factory where he could pull together a prototype.

Now the brand counts David Beckham as a fan.

Georgia Kousoulou

Tommy’s girlfriend Georgia has also made a name for herself as a fashion designer and founded her line of swimwear called Summer Dreams by Georgia K.

She also designed a fast-selling denim range for Boyfriend Tokyo.

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Georgia Kousoulou is a successful fashion designer
(Image: Instagram/Georgia Kousoulou)

James ‘Diags’ Bennewith

James ‘Diags’ Bennewith might be a telly star, but that hasn’t stopped him doing an ordinary job too.

Diags works for his family plumbing company, Plumb Point Essex, and is often spotted around the area driving their branded van.

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James ‘Diags’ Bennewith works as a plumber
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Yazmin Oukhellou

Yazmin found fame as a reality star on TOWIE where she stars alongside her other half James Lock.

However, outside the show, she has kept her job working for IT and tech recruitment company in London.

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Yazmin works for a IT and tech company
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Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell

Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell made most of his money pre-TOWIE when he was a professional footballer for West Ham United.

He is also a business partner at the London Dermatology Centre and also dabbles in making his own music.

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Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell was a pro footballer
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Shelby Tribble

Shelby Tribble joined TOWIE in 2018 when she’d already carved herself a successful career as a model.

Shelby was a pageant Queen and won Miss Great Britain in 2014 while her other titles include Miss Hippodrome, Miss Loaded and Miss South West.

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Shelby Tribble is a beauty queen
(Image: Shelby Tribble Instagram)

Chloe Sims

Chloe Sims ran beauty salon Chloe’s Beauty Bar on Brentwood High Street until its closure last year.

Despite her success on the show, Chloe would put in a 9 to 5 at the salon that she ran with costar Chloe Hearn.

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Chloe ran a successful beauty business
(Image: Instagram / @chloe_simsstarship)

Clare Brockett

Chloe Brockett, 20, joined the show this series, with her mum Clare Brockett, 42.

Clare is a black cab driver and has often featured on the show giving cast lifts in the back of her taxi.

Clare Brockett
Clare Brockett works as a cabbie
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Kelsey Stratford

Kelsey still works as a support worker for children with special needs and has said previously how surprised people are when they learn what her real job is.

Kelsey works as a support worker for children with special needs
(Image: Instagram/Kelsey Stratford)

Kelsey and her family have also suffered a terrible tragedy as her younger brother died in 2013 from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

She often campaigns for SMA awareness and has posted some heartfelt memories and photos of her little brother.





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