Towie cast reveal joint IQ of 9

The cast of hit TV series The Only Way Is Essex have revealed that in an effort to dispute claims they are stupid, they recently got together as a group and completed an IQ test.

“It was done under strict test conditions,” says salon owner and Towie regular Chloe Sims, “And we all had to hand in our mobile phones so we couldn’t cheat.”

At the end of the test, which was completed by 12 members of the cast including Joey Essex, Gemma Collins and Lauren Pope, the results were collated and an average mark was calculated.

“I think 9 is a pretty good score,” Essex told the Daily Chronicle, although he seemed to be under the impression that the cast had been marked out of 10.