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Victoria Beckham incurs the wrath of TOWIE stars over anti-Essex comment

The Only Way Is Essex stars have hit back at Victoria Beckham (opens in new tab) for dissing her home county.

The designer formerly known as Posh Spice was born in Essex, but made a comment at a recent fashion event that 'it’s not a very nice place'.

Former Towie star Joey Essex told The Sun: “I can’t believe Posh Spice has slagged us off – she is one of us, she should be proud to be from Essex.


Joey Essex

Joey Essex (Yui Mok/PA)


“I haven’t got a clue what Posh Spice is going on about when she says our home is not very nice. I can’t believe Posh would want to forget her Essex roots.”

Lauren Pope (Ian West/PA)

Lauren Pope (Ian West/PA)


Lauren Pope said: “Posh was a hero of mine growing up, so I was disappointed. I grew up in Devon, but fell in love with Essex when I moved to Chigwell eight years ago – Essex people are nice and welcoming.”

Jasmin Walia (Ian West/PA)

Jasmin Walia (Ian West/PA)


And Jasmin Walia told the Sunday People: “It’s a bit sad that she’s trying to forget her roots. When I read what she said, I was shocked.

“She’s a local girl done good. She should be proud to have come from there and made it.”

When Spice Girl Victoria was introduced as being from Essex at a fashion event in New York last week she said: “I’d like to forget the Essex bit. It’s not a very nice place.”


But she has since tried to play down the comment with an Instagram post saying she is proud of her roots.


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