Jess Wright

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Jess Wright
Born Jessica Sophia Wright
14 September 1985 (1985-09-14) (age 31)
Tower Hamlets, London, England
  • Television personality
  • model
  • entrepreneur
  • singer
Years active 2010–present
Television The Only Way Is Essex
Relatives Mark Wright (brother)
Josh Wright (brother)
Elliott Wright (cousin)
Michelle Keegan (sister-in-law)
Musical career
Labels All Around the World
Associated acts Mann

Jessica "Jess" Wright (born 16 September 1985) is model, singer, entrepreneur and reality star. She is probably best known for her part in the ITVBe reality TV series, The Only Way Is Essex, in which she has appeared throughout its run from 2010.

Early life[edit]

Wright is the elder daughter of Carol Wright and Mark Wright, Sr and the sister of Mark Wright, Natalya Wright and Josh Wright, and the cousin of Elliott Wright and Leah Wright (who also starred in a few episodes of The Only Way Is Essex). She has a degree in Business & Marketing Management[1] from Westminster University in London and her final dissertation looked at celebrity endorsements.[2]


Prior to appearing on The Only Way Is Essex Wright auditioned for a number of girl bands.[3]

The Only Way Is Essex[edit]

Wright was noticed as one of the cast members in the ITVBe reality TV series, The Only Way Is Essex 2010–present \ Series 1-present. Wright appeared in the show from its premiere until its 16th series and has had public feuds with Lauren Goodger played out in the show. Her relationship with fellow cast member Ricky Rayment was documented as well, but the couple have recently broken up. In February 2016, after five years and 16 series, Wright announced her departure from TOWIE.[4]


In December 2011 the show's current cast released a cover of the Wham! classic "Last Christmas", with their own unique version of the show's theme song "The Only Way Is Up" as the single's B-side, which was a cover of the Yazz version that is used as the theme for The Only Way Is Essex.[5]

In 2012, Wright signed a three-single deal with All Around the World. She later went to Marbella to film the music video for her debut single "Dance All Night", which was released on 16 September 2012 and peaked at number 36 on the UK Singles Chart.[6] Wright released her second single "Dominoes" featuring Mann on 17 February 2013. It failed to make the Top 100 of the UK Singles Chart, but did chart on the UK Official Dance Chart at number 36. Wright then released a further track, "Come with Me", in June 2013, as part of Clubland 23.[7]


In 2015 Wright was signed up by the UK based lingerie chain Ambrosia to model their new range of swimwear.[8] Wright is also the face of teeth whitening brand Diamond Whites.[9]



Single Year Peak chart positions
"Dance All Night" 2012 36
(featuring Mann)
"Come with Me"

Personal life[edit]

Wright had breast surgery and went from a 32C to 32DD[10] She had a car accident on the M25 when she was travelling home from university[2] [11]

She was in a long-term relationship of two and a half years with fellow "The Only Way is Essex" cast member Ricky Rayment, from 2012 until 2014.[12]


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