Actor and actress have become addicted to Towie and will get VIP tour of star haunts in Essex after filming Jurassic World
WHEN Hollywood power couple CHRIS PRATT and ANNA FARIS get the chance to work in the UK, they accept the invitation with open arms.
And that’s not because of our scenery, unpredictable weather or sense of humour.
Chris Pratt’s amazing TOWIE impression
No, the vital contributing factor is that they can watch their favourite show, The Only Way Is Essex, as it airs, along with the ITVBe series’ other die-hards.
I can reveal that the pair are such big fans they’re planning a tour of the show’s most recognisable haunts.
It will go ahead when Chris wraps up filming the new Jurassic World movie at London’s Pinewood Studios this month.
A source said: “Chris and Anna have got even more Towie obsessed after watching the recent series.
“They never miss an episode.
“They’ve asked a production member of his movie, who knows Essex, to give them a VIP tour of where all the filming takes place.
“The show is a huge guilty pleasure for them both.”
During his appearance on The Graham Norton show in 2015, Chris, whose new movie Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is topping the UK box office, outed himself and Anna as secret Towie fans.
The pair became hooked while filming the first Guardians film months previously.
He explained: “When I was filming Guardians Of The Galaxy in the UK we watched a lot of garbage TV and my wife went crazy for Towie.
“She fell in love with the show and I started picking up the accent so now the only British accent I can do is an Essex one.”
That would have been music to the ears of the show’s biggest stars, including GEMMA COLLINS and CHLOE SIMS.
The pair’s respective clothes shop and beauty salon will certainly be on Chris and Anna’s hit-list when they make their trip to Essex — along with the Sugar Hut nightclub and Lockie’s Kitchen, owned by JAMES LOCKE.
I’m sure he can sort them out with a half-price panini or two.
BRAND BECKHAM is expanding down an unlikely route.
The A-list family has welcomed Big Brother Z-lister Kris Donnelly into the fold after he fell for Joanne, David’s sister.
A source said: “Joanne and Kris haven’t been together for long, but their romance is at full throttle.
“Both are in love and very happy but the main thing is he’s got the thumbs up from the family.”
Kris was on BB 2009 where he fell for glamour model and eventual winner Sophie Reade, but was dumped when the series finished.
Since then, he’s worked as a model and launched his own selfie-stick business.
Handy, VICTORIA BECKHAM will order a couple of dozen.
SOME boots are made for walking but PIXIE LOTT’s are meant to turn heads.
She must have checked KENDALL JENNER’s Instagram page for inspiration before heading out on Saturday.
This was the day after Kendall shared a snap of herself in a hat and waist-high boots.
But even she acknowledged it was a step too far, writing: “Playing dress up”, while the likeness to Toy Story’s Woody was uncanny.
KYLIE JENNER sparked the trend by plumping for purple boots at a party in LA last month.
Pixie was in the city at the same time to film her new music video, following the release of track Baby.
LUCIE JONES got an early taste of Eurovision fever on Saturday night.
She put on a surprise set at London’s G-A-Y, right, days before she flies out to Ukraine to represent the UK in the world’s biggest singing contest.
The former X Factor star sang Never Give Up On You, the song she hopes will go down a storm in Kiev on May 13.
She revealed in her live chat on my Facebook last Friday that the track has already been “getting a lot of love across the world.”
As well as fine-tuning Never Give Up On You, Lucie posed for snaps with fans and got in some vital flag-waving practice, perfect for those awkward backstage segments when no-one knows what to say.
Should she pull off a shock win, everyone in the Ukraine will want a picture with her.
BEING wheelchair-bound can’t get in the way of true love for ZAYN MALIK.
He still managed some girlfriend time with GIGI HADID on Saturday, despite being unable to walk.
Zayn wheeled up to her New York apartment, after injuring his left foot so badly he couldn’t bear his own weight.
Did he drop his wallet on it, or step on a piece of Lego?
It’s a mystery.
All his reps said yesterday was: “Zayn has injured his foot but is doing well and will be OK.”
I’m sure Gigi will kiss it better.
RITA ORA could have done with a better mirror when applying her eyeliner for the V Magazine party on Saturday.
The singer was dressed to impress in a pin-striped trouser suit as she tried out the new make-up trend, sporting zig zags on her upper lids.
Rita went braless for the event in New York, so there’s a good chance many might not have even noticed the make-up.
She was joined by models HAILEY BALDWIN and JOAN SMALLS.
It’ll be interesting to see if they’re spotted next with Rita’s new eyeliner design.
EMMA WATSON thinks Beauty And The Beast 2 could happen.
Emma, Belle in Disney’s live- action remake, said: “I always thought that Belle would become a teacher and she would run a library in the castle and open it up to the village.”
Monday: ED SHEERAN kicks off the first of three huge gigs in London at the O2 Arena with support from ANNE-MARIE.
He’ll smash through a set list of new hits from his record-breaking Divide album plus old favourites.
I saw him play at the Royal Albert Hall in March and can guarantee fans will love it.
Thursday: WANNABE snapper BROOKLYN BECKHAM releases his first book, featuring 300 of the photos he has taken.
I reported how he’s so serious about his passion for photography, he’s heading this September to a New York art college – Parsons School of Design – to specialise in the subject.
Friday: TAKE THAT kick off their Wonderland tour at Birmingham’s Genting Arena.
It’s the first of 32 dates.
Unlike previous tours, this time the manband will be playing on a stage in the centre of the arena so fans can get a better view.
They won’t be complaining.
Sunday: MTV hosts its first Movie & TV Awards in Los Angeles.
The Fast and Furious films will pick up the Generation Award, marking the first time a franchise has been honoured instead of a star in the rebranded event, which now also recognises the best of TV.
Actor ADAM DEVINE hosts.