Former The Only Way Is Essex star and FUBAR presenter Bobby Norris opens up about going “too far” with cosmetic procedures, to the point where he no longer recognised himself.
Chatting to fellow co-host Stephen Leng on the showbiz gossip programme Access All Areas, the reality star spoke candidly about his history with getting facial fillers: “When I fell down the rabbit hole of having fillers, I certainly didn’t realise how I looked. I was getting told on social media how I looked, and I’d see photographs. The first time you get something done its light and minimal and then you’ll go for a top up. So what becomes your “normal” changes as you have things done. Going back to when I started TOWIE… people were reaching out to the cast saying “do you want this done? Come and have it done”. So I was like “lovely!” I’ll go and have a bit of this and that.”
He continued: “I was having things done gradually. I never meant to be extreme in any sense. It wasn’t until I had a bit of an epiphany. In the early lockdown, ITV2 were churning out old-school TOWIE so I was looking at old-school photos. I saw myself joining the show at 24 and how I looked. Every couple of hours or days when I’d flip through to the show, I could see a big change was happening, but when you’re in that you don’t know that’s happening.”
Later in the show, Bobby explained his decision to get his fillers dissolved: “I was getting called out on social media, I was getting called Kris Jenner and a human Ken doll. That’s when I made the decision and thought in New Year, I’m going to have my fillers taken out.”
He continued: “It’s a scary thing to do because when you’re keeping on top of the process of getting fillers and having top ups, you’re forgetting that, underneath your fillers, your body is still 10 years older. There’s a scary moment when you’re thinking how am I actually going to look? Because when I started this 11 years ago, I was 11 years younger.”
The TOWIE star reflected: “Sometimes you aren’t aware of how you look until you see certain pictures or a paparazzi shot. It’s when I sat back and looked at it through a third party’s eyes that I thought “I’ve gone too far. I don’t look like me anymore.” I’m so glad I made that decision. It was probably a little bit later than I should have, I should have curbed it before.”
Listen to the full episode of Access All Areas, also featuring Zara Lackenby-Brown and Olivia Attwood here.