Lauren Goodger: TOWIE wouldn't work without me

Lauren Goodger doesn't think 'The Only Way Is Essex' would work without its current cast members, and so she hopes show bosses will take this into consideration and hike up their wages

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Lauren Goodger

Lauren Goodger

Lauren Goodger doesn't think 'The Only Way Is Essex' would work without its current cast members.

The 24-year-old reality TV star - who appears alongside finace Mark Wright in the ITV2 programme - is hopeful show bosses will up her wages from £50 a day to a more substantial figure because the series is starting to "take over" her life.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It's series three now. We did it for free at first and then got paid a small wage, so hopefully we can come to some sort of agreement, because it's doing so well.

"It's our jobs at the end of the day and a lot of people have had to leave their main jobs to take part in the show.

"I know we make money doing other things but really this is our full-time job - going to film every day for two or three months is stressful and we definitely should have a higher wage. It takes over our lives!"

Lauren - who prior to appearing in the show was a legal secretary - explained 'TOWIE' chiefs "walked the streets for eight months" trying to find the perfect people to feature in the series, so it "wouldn't work" without the likes of her, Mark and Amy Childs.

She added: "The show wouldn't be what it is without us. The producers walked the streets for eight months to find the right cast so it wouldn't be the same with anyone else in it.

"It just wouldn't work as well."

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