Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Dani Dyer has joined a long line of Essex folk who have prospered in reality TV shows, including Stacey Solomon, Mark Wright, Dougie Poynter, Harry Judd and Matt Cardle. Plus fellow Love Islander Megan Barton Hanson, who comes from Southend. The viewers loved former Loughton barmaid Dani's brand of Essex humour and honesty. My favourite moments included Dani's revelation that thongs itch and when dressed up in a new dress her declaration of, "I'm all beefed up like a burger!" Boyfriend Jack might hail from across the estuary in Kent, but he appears to be an Essex Man in spirit. While dad Danny, although born in Canning Town, now lives in Essex and in true Essex style recently referred to David Cameron as a "twat" for calling the EU referendum and memorably described Cameron as being on holiday "with his trotters up". Essex style might not be subtle — but what you see is what you get and there will surely be more victories to come.