Do you showjump, live in Essex and perhaps have a soft spot for Botox and love rats? Well, you could be just what the producers of the BAFTA-award winning The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) are looking for.

Rumour has it that the current cast of fake-tanned reality superstars is set to be joined by a showjumper for the 10th series, which will be aired later this year.

2 producers visited a British Showjumping show at Codham Park Equestrian last month (25 July) in the search for another flesh-flashing recruit.

Sharon Peters, who runs the centre, told H&H: “They were mingling among the riders and doing interviews.

“They also took details of suitable people who weren’t there. They are after good-looking, interesting showjumpers from Essex.”

The cast of TOWIE are not complete strangers to the equestrian world. In March, James “Arg” Argent, Gemma Collins and Sam and Billie Faiers were spotted on screen taking riding lessons.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (8 August 2013)