Lydia Bright: I'm only in TOWIE because of Arg
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 February 2012
Lydia Bright admits she only bagged a place in 'The Only Way Is Essex' because of her relationship with ex-boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent
Lydia Bright admits she only bagged a place in 'The Only Way Is Essex' because of James 'Arg' Argent.
The 21-year-old beauty - who was first introduced to the ITV2 show as Arg's ex-girlfriend in the first series after she jetted back to Essex from a stint in Marbella, Spain - explained while she knows she has her former flame to thank for her fame, she thinks everything happens "for a reason".
She said: "Mark Wright was in talks with 'TOWIE' producers about starting up the show and they wanted to meet his mates, so James got involved. James was really upset over our split and he talked about me to the producers.
"I knew Lauren Goodger and Sam Faiers too, and they'd mentioned me in their meetings, so the producers must have been wondering who this Lydia was! They flew out to Spain to meet me and asked me to get involved.
"I thought, 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained'. They flew me home a week later and I was filming the next day, so being in 'TOWIE' is all down to splitting up with Arg! I was really devastated about it, but everything happens for a reason."
Lydia admitted she won't be leaving the show "any time soon", because she feels so fortunate to have such an "amazing lifestyle".
She added in an interview with Reveal magazine: "I won't be leaving any time soon. I hope 'TOWIE' lasts as long as possible so I can sustain this amazing lifestyle I have.
"I feel lucky because the show has opened up so many doors for me."