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First Black Cast Member to Join The Only Way Is Essex

After 18 long months and over 50 episodes, producers at BAFTA winning reality TV series The Only Way is Essex have at last agreed to introduce a black character into the show.

Danni Park-Dempsey, 24, has already filmed her first scenes and is scheduled to appear in the current series.

Yesterday, a source close to the show said: ‘Danni is being brought in because she is bubbly, friendly and opinionated, not because of the colour of her skin.

‘She is good pals with Lydia and Debbie and will be introduced this way.’

In related news, after securing a job co-presenting ITV’s new prime time Saturday night show, My Man Can, former TOWIE star Mark Wright recently claimed his PR agency Hackford Jones has banned him from talking to tabloid journalists.

The reporters, however, say his reluctance to speak is a far cry from the days when he was only known to them as a friend of Jack Tweed, husband of the late reality TV star Jade Goody.

Apparently, back then, Wright was a frequent and well-paid source of stories about Goody and her troubled husband. How times have changed.

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