One of the stars of The Only Way is Essex has been spotted shopping for sexy Christmas fancy dress to help her festive season go off with a bang.

Glamour model Sam Faiers headed out in her home county to look for a Miss Santa fancy dress costume and was spotted by the Daily Mail trying it on.

Of course, she could have bought it online and tested it out in the comfort of her own home, but that wouldn't have presented such a great photo opportunity, would it?

The TV personality teamed her outfit with candy-striped festive socks and proceeded to check herself out from every angle before laughing excitedly and going to the till.

Fans of The Only Way is Essex may be pleased to know there will be a Christmas special of the show next month.

Perhaps given Sam's new costume, the producers could get her singing Santa Baby a la Kylie Minogue and pull in a few extra viewers…