Lucy Mecklenburgh won't return to TOWIE

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 January 2015
Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh insists she has "no plans" whatsoever to return to 'The Only Way Is Essex' as she doesn't want her privacy invaded again

Lucy Mecklenburgh has "no plans" to return to 'The Only Way is Essex'.

The 23-year-old beauty - who is dating Olympic gymnast Louis Smith - quit the show last year and though she misses socialising with her castmates, she is happy to be able to live her life under less scrutiny.

She said: "There are parts I miss, like everyone going out for dinner and being sociable - but it's a big invasion of privacy and I have no plans to go back."

Because many of her friends are still on the show, the fitness fanatic doesn't get to see them very often.

She said: "Everyone is so busy, especially when they're filming. Sam Faiers came to see me on 'Tumble' and me and Lydia Bright speak to each other a lot, although it's hard to find time to meet up."

While she is happier away from the show, Lucy - who has relaunched herself as a diet and fitness guru - insists it is not an option for her to retreat entirely out of the public eye.

Asked if she has thought about leaving the spotlight, she told OK! magazine: "No. There's less of my life in the public eye now and I'm happier. Also, I don't think it's an option for me now.

"There are lots of positives though - I've got 75,000 girls getting help and fitness advice from using my website."

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