“Tonight is a celebration of the human form,” says Bobby Norris.

“We are celebrating the most important part of the body, and that would be the bum.”

Yup.

Episode seven of The Only Way Essex marked the first and more than likely only Essex Booty Ball competition.

Gripping the nation more than the 2002 Pop Idol final between Gareth Gates and Will Young, here are the results.

Booty Ball Rules

Although there were no clear rules as to the competition voting system, it was speculated that booties would be judged on their shape, size, roundness and firmness.

Side note: Performance enhancing butt implants and plastic surgery were allowed.

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition - TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition - TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

The front-runner for the competition was the bootylicious Chloe Sims, although bookies across Essex placed Yazmin Oukhellou (trained by James ‘Lockie’ Lock) at a close second.

The TOWIE gang voted for their favourite backside at a grand ball, where Bobby Norris was displaying a plastic manakin mould of his bottom as if it was an art gallery event.

 

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Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition - TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition - TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Booty Ball Results

After a tense wait, where Jon Clark and Myles Barnett decided to fill the time with a massive row, the results were in.

Bobby announced a tie, but who were the two lucky women?

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Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition - TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Well, it wasn’t a woman at all!

As expected, crowd favourite Chloe Sims scooped the booty queen award.

However, in a shock result, and much to the excitement of Arg, this guy claimed second…

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition - TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition - TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition - TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Screen Shot: Best bum and booty competition – TOWIE, ITVbe, series 22, episode 7

Until the next Essex Booty Ball, all hail the derriere of James ‘Diags’ Bennewith.

 

WATCH The Only Way is Essex every Sunday night, on ITVbe, at 9 pm.

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