TOWIE Billi: 'I don't think about storylines'
'The Only Way is Essex' star Billi Mucklow tries not to think too much about her storylines in the show
Billi Mucklow doesn't try to "over-think" her 'Only Way is Essex' storylines.
The salon owner - who has previously dated Tom Kilbey on the ITV2 series - believes being "true" to herself and making sure not to change are what has kept her in the show.
She said: "I think I was brought into the show because they liked me for me and I think the best way to stay in the show is to stay true to what you are. I think when you change and try and be something different that's when it backfires.
"I was quite lucky because when I came into the show I had quite a good understanding of how the show works. I think the best thing to do is to work as a team. When you start working against everybody and try and over-think storylines, it just doesn't work."
Despite the show, which has made stars out of Mark Wright, Lauren Goodger and Lydia Bright, sometimes coming under fire for seeming fake, Billi does not believe it could be because viewers know too much.
She added to DigitalSpy.co.uk: "People say, 'Oh yeah, you can tell that's just for a storyline', but I think it's really hard to pretend and fake something. You are what you are at the end of the day and the viewers know us so well.
"I think even now viewers can probably tell if something isn't true. I think they know us as people."