Charlie Sims has given a glimpse inside his new A-list life, where he’s been rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty following a recent move to LA.
The former TOWIE star, 30, relocated to the City of Angels with his fiancée Georgia Shults, 31, last year to film their new OnlyFans reality series, House Of Sims, of which the first series is set to be released in March.
And in an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the pair gushed about encounters with the likes of Hailey Bieber, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly – and how they were shocked to learn Paris Hilton already knew his sister Chloe, 41, on a night out.
Living the life: Charlie Sims has given a glimpse inside his new A-list life, where he’s been rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty following a recent move to LA
Five-and-a-half thousand miles away from their old-time haunts in Brentwood, the former credit broker and his influencer partner, along with his sisters Demi, 26, Chloe, 41, and Frankie, 27, were dropped in Tinsel Town with nothing but a temporary house last October.
Having signed a deal reportedly worth upwards £1million, the show’s format sees the family living the ‘real honest, hard truth of trying to make it in Hollywood’, Charlie explained.
‘We were kind of going there with the idea this was going to be easier than it really was,’ he said.
‘With this story in particularly, it’s about breaking through from Essex, and seeing if we can make it all the words and everything that comes with that.
Gang: Paris Hilton (centre-right) is pictured with Charlie’s sisters Chloe (right), Frankie, (left) and Demi (centre-left)
‘You’re going to see a lot of real emotion in it, a lot of family bonding, comedy, and a whole different side to people. Plus, we’ve got Georgia my fiancée as well, who’s brand new to the show, and to TV in general.
‘I think with TOWIE, there’s more of a sense that you’re following the Essex lifestyle, the Essex culture and the people within that county.
‘But with this show, it was more of a spread your wings and see see how far with this you can go and see what do you actually want to do.
‘Everybody kind of got together and said, “Well, we’ve always dreamed of going into LA and making it in Hollywood.” Putting your name in the big bright lights and that’s the story we ran with really.
Couple: The former TOWIE star, 30, moved to the City of Angels with his fiancée Georgia Shults, 31, last year to film their new OnlyFans reality series, House Of Sims
‘We had no idea what was gonna happen when we got there. We we genuinely didn’t know anybody there. But you’re gonna get to follow that journey with us.’
When asked if he’d had any celebrity encounters, Charlie enthused: ‘We did actually. I was quite shocked because everybody says a lot of celebrities live in LA. I’ve been there on a handful of occasions and I’ve seen the person here and there.
‘But this time, we landed, were all a bit jet lagged we were tired. Everybody was getting p****d off of each other. At some points people were feeling a bit lost, homesick and out of their comfort zone. And we don’t know anybody.
‘We went straight out to a party and we were just hanging with the stars, there was Paris Hilton, Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly, Hailey Bieber, Tobey Maguire.
Starstruck: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the pair gushed about encounters with the likes of Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly (pictured in 2022)
Wow! The Sims family also rubbed shoulders with the likes of Hailey Bieber and Tobey Maguire
‘Well, actually, Paris Hilton knew Chloe, which was quite interesting. And I didn’t really know that. But they were kind of having a hello and had a bit of a chat. And then Megan Fox was talking to Demi.’
Charlie continued, ‘I was playing it a bit cool. I didn’t really want to seem like I was being a fanboy,’ with Georgia adding, ‘We just kept cool and casual and sat and kind of watched as it was playing out to be honest.’
The ex boxing agent went on to recount a chance meeting with actor Henry Winkler, 77, while the couple were arriving at Chinese restaurant Mr Chow.
He said: ‘Georgia and I slipped out for a date night and as we were walking in, this guy just came walking out. He looked looked at us directly.
Surprise: The ex boxing agent went on to recount a chance meeting with actor Henry Winkler, 77, (pictured in January 2023) while the couple were arriving at Chinese restaurant Mr Chow
‘I was like, “I know this guy from somewhere.” He was an older guy, looked about 80, had white hair. I thought, “I’m sure I know who this guy is.”
‘He came over to me he was like, “Hi, how’s your evening? as I said, “Yeah, it’s good. Thank you.” He said, “Well, I hope you have a nice dinner, you too look lovely.”
‘I watched him leave and he got into his car. I just kept racking my brain like, “Who was this?” and then I realised it was Fonzie!’
Georgia may boast 30k followers on Instagram, having carved out a career for herself, but she confessed she was filled with nerves once filming for House Of Sims began.
Star in the making: Georgia may boast 30k followers on Instagram, having carved out a career for herself, but she confessed she was filled with nerves once filming for House Of Sims began
She admitted: ‘Living with the whole Sims family was every emotion under the sun. Filming itself was probably the most nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done. To say I was nervous is probably an understatement.
‘But I had probably one of the best families to get me through it and give me some really good advice.
‘They were just like, “Be yourself. It’s all you can be.” And that’s what happened. To be honest, it was the best few months we’ve had.’
Once the thrill of landing in LA started to wear off, the gang began forging their own paths in a bid to crack the U.S. market, Charlie explained.
However, middle sister Frankie was yet to decide on her dream career and jumped between the glamour of influencing to working in a coffee shop, where the locals struggled to understand the Essex lingo.
Charlie said: ‘Frankie, her journey, she doesn’t know what she wants to be yet. It’s quite an interesting storyline to follow as well, because a lot of people her age don’t know what they want to do with their life.
‘She’s been given a great opportunity to go to LA, and really pick and choose whatever she wants to do and you follow her trying to figure that out.
‘She goes from really glamorous jobs, from influencing to really quite normal ones. She gets one in a coffee shop, for example, talking to the Americans in the Essex lingo, and they don’t understand what she’s talking about!
‘She was calling out the lattes and they couldn’t understand her, he joked.
Good watch: Having signed a deal reportedly worth upwards £1million, the show’s format sees the family living the ‘real honest, hard truth of trying to make it in Hollywood’
‘Then you’ve got the Chloe trying to drive the family forward, get the family brand out there, getting these big meetings with agencies and brands, people not really giving us any sort of opportunity, messing us around if you like.
‘Demi’s got her own fashion line coming out, Chloe and Georgia are bringing out their own business, so there’s a lot going on in the show that you haven’t seen before.
‘We genuinely thought it was gonna be a fairly easy transition. We all got to the end of that series and I particularly was like, “Whoa, that was really hard from the day we landed to the day we stopped filming.”‘
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Chloe told MailOnline: ‘I get people will want to compare this to TOWIE, but this is a different concept; this will be a fly-on-the-wall insight into our lives as a family, currently calling it House of Sims as a working title. It will be completely real, and we’re really excited to bring our viewers along on a big unfiltered adventure.
‘We’re proud to be The Sims, but being compared to the Kardashians all the time is a big compliment to us as a family. We want to see where this new show can take us and plan to go global.’
Chloe, who is also a co-producer of the show, added: ‘We want to become one of the best reality TV shows out there. OFTV is fully supporting us with this. We can’t wait to get started.
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Frankie and Demi added in a statement: For fans this is a real behind the scenes look at what goes on in our lives.
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After weeks of rumours the sisters announced they had left TOWIE, stunning fans who had followed them for years.
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