According to reports, which includes a nominee for best quote ever, there's a lion on the loose in Essex, terrifying holiday makers and vajazzlers alike. Residents of St. Osyth, near Clacton, Essex have been suitably freaked by the presence of the predator and the 30 policemen and two helicopters called in to hunt it down.

The Daily Mail, in typical sensationalist fashion, seems to think that yelling 'It's a f****** lion!' is an inapproriate response. But apart from soiling oneself, this would probably be the reaction of everyone ever.

"It was a tan colour with a big mane" one Rich Baker described it. Congrats, that's every female cast member of TOWIE.

Hopefully our furry fugitive will do us all a favour and hunt down the cast and bring them to justice for crimes against fashion. Because there's a lot.