Lauren Pope's new year break

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 December 2011
Lauren Pope and Kirk Norcross

Lauren Pope with Kirk Nocross

The Only Way Is Essex's Lauren Pope plans to have a ''little break'' over new year in preparation for the next ''hectic'' season of the ITV2 reality show

Lauren Pope plans to have a "little break" over new year.

The 'Only Way Is Essex' star usually spends New Year's Eve (31.12.11) DJ-ing in nightclubs and bars, but this year she is hoping to use the festive period to relax before hopefully starting filming for the upcoming fourth series of the ITV2 reality show.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Usually I DJ but I've actually asked for it off this year just to have a little break.

"I know we start filming again in January and I really want to make the most of my time off because it's always so hectic."

However, the 28-year-old beauty - who split from 'TOWIE' co-star Kirk Nocross in July - admitted while she hopes the new year brings her a new romance, she worries many men have "preconceived ideas" about her because of her role in the reality show.

Lauren explained: "I have been dating guys but I haven't had a proper boyfriend for five months now -since me and Kirk broke up. It would be nice to have a new boyfriend in the new year.

"I get more attention since I joined 'TOWIE', but off the wrong type of guys. I think nice quiet guys have preconceived ideas about what you're going to be like because you're in a show like that.

"But at the end of the day they've got to remember we are all normal people and there are just cameras following our normal lives."

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