The ultimate Essex boy to open student shop-in party in Preston

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Reality TV favourites are set to join thousands of students at a star-studded shopping party.

The Only Way is Essex star Joey Essex and Ex on The Beach favourite Vicky Pattison will be the guests of honour at the eighth annual Student Shop-In at St George’s Shopping Centre, Preston.

The line-up will also feature Jon Clark, Hannah Elizabeth, Luis Morrison and Cally Jane Beech from ITV’s reality dating show Love Island.

This year’s event, which runs from 6pm until 9pm on September 29, is expected to attract thousands of shoppers from across the North West, with retailers offering special discounts and guest companies offering giveaways and entertainment.

In addition to a special meet and greet, the celebrities will also choose and handover £1,000 to one lucky student shopper.

To enter this competition, registration must be done prior to the event via

The event will include live music from Rock FM and presenter Darryl Morris will compere the evening. There will also be a free photo booth, entertainment and goody bags.

General manager of St George’s Shopping Centre, Andrew Stringer, said: “The Student Shop-In is a major event in the St George’s calendar and we know it is one that students from far and wide look forward to every year.

“Each year we build on the success of the previous year and once again this event promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

“Securing some of this year’s biggest reality TV stars is also a huge coup and as well as meeting the celebrities there’s a real opportunity for savvy students to grab exclusive shopping discounts.”