HUNDREDS of fans may descend on Purfleet tonight as the first ever live presentation of The Only Way is Essex is broadcast live.
The cast and crew have been at the National Skills Academy all week in rehearsal.
The show will be on ITV2 at 10pm tonight (Monday).
Eagle eyed fans have been looking out for the stars in the Purfleet area with some of them spotted near to the railway station.
Meanwhile, the “twittersphere” has been abuzz with excitement.
Some fans are saying that they have tickets for the event. Others appear to be happy to stand outside the academy which stands next to the Royal Opera House on the edge of Purfleet.
Among the stars will be Grays boy Kirk Norcross who has made a return to the series.
Purfleet will be home from home to the stars as they are often spotted at Lakeside shopping centre.