Like many of us, Jess Wright has suffered her fair share of disappointments during the pandemic.
The former Towie cast member got engaged to fiance William Lee-Kemp last February and doesn’t yet know when her big day will be, plus she’s had to postpone several work projects.
“My theatre tour Girls Just Want to Have Fun, that was supposed to take place last May, and is now taking place this autumn,” she tells me on the phone. “At least we can still go ahead – I can’t wait to get back on stage.”
In the meantime, the 35-year-old has been on the hunt for other talented performers as part of a competition with PlayOJO, to find the UK’s best amateur singer.
“We did a livestream and I basically was like a Simon Cowell for the night,” Wright says. “We found a beautiful singer. She was amazing. She’s also a frontline worker, so that was really nice.”