Lauren Pope wants TOWIE return
Lauren Pope would return to 'The Only Way Is Essex', but admits she "needs" a bigger friendship group to make a comeback
Lauren Pope wants to return to 'The Only Way Is Essex'.
The 33-year-old reality TV star - who appeared on the ITVBe series for five years before calling it a day in 2015 - is keen to star on 'TOWIE' again but admitted her only "genuine" friend left in the programme is Vas Morgan, and she doesn't think the producers would ask her back unless she had "a group" of pals on the show.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz about whether she has completely closed the door on going back to the Essex-based programme, the founder of Hair Rehab London said: "No, not at all, and I'd like to think they haven't from their side either.
"But apart from Vas, I check in with a few of the girls to say 'Hello' and stuff, but my only genuine friend on it now is Vas so you kind of need a group really, I think, to go back on it."
Lauren confessed she misses aspects of filming but not the tensions and numerous feuds, and enjoys watching the show more now thane she did before.
She explained: "At times I do [miss 'The Only Way Is Essex'], yes, and I miss some of the people. When you're filming it can be a laugh, especially on the days when you are filming a night out or an event, and you all have a drink and it would be fun, but the anxiousness of stressful situations, I do not miss one bit.
"I weirdly enjoy watching it more now that I am not on it."
Lauren thinks new 'TOWIE' recruit Megan McKenna, who is currently dating co-star Pete Wicks, should unleash more of her feisty nature.
She said: "I thought that [Megan] was a genius move because I find her really fascinating to watch.
"She's very opinionated, although she is less so on 'TOWIE'.
"When she did 'Ex On The Beach' and 'Big Brother' she dominated, so it would be nice to see more of that side to her on 'TOWIE'."
Lauren Pope has collaborated with the clothing brand Vavavoom to produce an edit of her favourite garments.