Jodie Marsh first rose to fame in 2002 when she appeared on ITV2’s reality TV show, Essex Wives. Her glamour-puss image and outgoing personality shone through on the show and she quickly began featuring in the UK’s leading magazines and tabloids as a glamour model/TV pin-up. Genius at creating PR stories and outrageous press-worthy outfits for herself (and, thanks to a couple of relationships with male celebrities), Jodie continued to receive a huge amount of media attention long after the show ended – thus building up her profile further. This led to TV casting agents and producers asking her to take part in other celebrity reality TV shows between 2003-2005. These included Channel 5’s Trust Me, I’m A Holiday Rep and Channel 4’s The Games, where she had to train and compete in sporting events against other celebrities.