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I Did Karaoke With The Cast Of "TOWIE" And Now I'm Worried I'll Never Be That Happy Again

Best. Night. Ever.

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1. Yesterday I did karaoke in a very small room with five TOWIE cast members and my friend Rob.

Jess Wright, Jasmin Walia, Bobby Norris, James Lock and Danielle Armstrong turned up.
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Jess Wright, Jasmin Walia, Bobby Norris, James Lock and Danielle Armstrong turned up.

Why did this happen? Why were we there? WILL I EVER HAVE THAT MUCH FUN AGAIN?

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Tabatha Leggett / BuzzFeed

Here are some things I discovered:

2. Doing karaoke with a bunch of strangers is painfully awkward.

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And although it kind of felt like the TOWIE cast were being treated like performing monkeys, they handled it extremely well. Jasmin was the first person to take to the microphone and soon had everyone up and singing.

3. But nothing gets a room of people on their feet like a bit of S Club 7.

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Tabatha Leggett / BuzzFeed

4. The song book at Karaoke Box lists all bands starting with "The" under "T", which is a very strange thing to do.

It also thinks Jason De Rulo is called "Jason of Rule".
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It also thinks Jason De Rulo is called "Jason of Rule".

5. This clip really doesn't do them justice, but most of the cast sounded like they'd had musical theatre training.

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And when I asked Jasmin, she told me that she does want to be a professional singer.

6. Jess also has a great voice.

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And she offered my friend Rob a lift home. What a babe.

7. James gets confused very easily.

@JamesLockie86 thought we were goin to Box "nightclub" its "Karaoke Box" stuck in a room of screeching girls

Danielle Armstrong@Daniarmstrong88

@JamesLockie86 thought we were goin to Box "nightclub" its "Karaoke Box" stuck in a room of screeching girls

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He also winks at people when he meets them, which is confusing and exciting in equal measure.

8. Jasmin is the nicest girl in the whole world and I want her to be my best friend.

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Tabatha Leggett / BuzzFeed

She's funny, interesting and one of those people who instantly makes you feel at ease.

9. Sometimes the cast are only given 20 minutes notice before filming.

Even if they're in bed. They just have to get up and go.

10. I am 100 times less tanned, 100 stone heavier and my teeth are 100 times less white than everyone in TOWIE.

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Tabatha Leggett / BuzzFeed
Tabatha Leggett / BuzzFeed

11. Bobby's phone case is decorated with a caricature of Bobby.

12. TOWIE is less scripted than we all think.

At one point, Bobby got annoyed about something Gemma said on the show; Danielle talked about how worried she was that TOWIE would ruin her relationship with James and Jasmin referenced the date she went on with Arg. In other words, their lives are exactly as we see them on the show.
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At one point, Bobby got annoyed about something Gemma said on the show; Danielle talked about how worried she was that TOWIE would ruin her relationship with James and Jasmin referenced the date she went on with Arg.

In other words, their lives are exactly as we see them on the show.

13. And until last night, Bobby thought Phantom Of The Opera was a Disney film.

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14. But what really struck me was how incredibly nice the TOWIE lot are.

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They weren't arrogant, or stupid or any of the other bad things often associated with scripted reality stars. They're just a group of normal people who have slightly weird jobs.