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Towie’s Ricky Rayment ditches reality TV for life of fishing


Ricky Rayment Filthy Hooker
Ricky sure is imaginative when it comes to his angling line (Picture: Instagram/@filthyhooker)

Not content with a life living the dream as a member of the Towie crew, reality star Ricky Rayment has thrown in the TV towel to launch a fishing clothing line.

Yes, you read that right.

The reality star, who was on Towie from series four to series 14 in 2015, launched his own fishing clothing line named Filthy Hooker last year and we’ve just been sitting here not knowing about this.

What a brilliant name. We love a pun.

Since taking up the pasttime of fishing instead of watching people argue for TV, the man loves a carp, Ricky has now taken things one step further by coming up with a line for the fisherman (or woman) who wants to look their best while they’re battling a giant beast of the abyss.

Taking a peek at the line (how many fishing puns can we fit into here) punters can reel in hats and t-shirts, hoodies and beanies that won’t break the, er, bank.

A hoodie will set an angler back £29.99 and a tee is all yours for £16.95 (so long as you’re prepared to walk around with the words ‘Filthy Hooker’ emblazoned strikingly large on your back).


Ricky Rayment
Ricky is all about the fishing life (Picture: Getty Images)

This business move should all be a surprise to precisely no one, though, with Ricky – who was previously engaged to Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson – once appearing on the cover of Angling Times and having also competed on reality show The Big Fish Off.

Nothing fishy about his new move – he’s a total catch, hook line and sinker (sorry, too much?).

The lad has created his own fishing-specific Instagram feeds should his fans want to see his recreational side of the former Towie-star, previously revealing people are all for his scaly hobby.

‘Social media is a funny thing – there are so many different people from all walks of life on there, so people who watch TOWIE might still fish, so I still have a lot of followers who like fishing, so every time I put something up it gets a good reaction,’ he told Carp Feed.

Reel ‘em in, Ricky.

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