Lucy Mecklenburgh to quit reality TV

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 October 2017
Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh wants a break from reality TV after appearing on 'Bear Grylls: Celebrity Island' and 'The Only Way Is Essex'

Lucy Mecklenburgh wants to take a "long rest" from reality TV.

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star was recently seen attempting to fend for herself on a stranded island, during which time she lost just under two stone, on the gruelling challenge show 'Bear Grylls: Celebrity Island' but, although she enjoyed her time on there, she won't do it again.

She explained to new! magazine: "I would like a long rest. I like a challenge show, where I can learn a skill, but right now I'm not thinking about it. I want to get over 'Celebrity Island'! I've not been on a bike since 'Tour de Celeb' last year. It's like a mental block."

The 26-year-old beauty - whose boyfriend Ryan Thomas is in Australia filming 'Neighbours' - is determined to spend the next year travelling and focusing on her fitness brand Results With Lucy.

Speaking about her plans for the future, the former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star said: "My Instagram feed is going to change now! Next year I want to travel a bit more and see the world while I can. I decided that on 'Celebrity Island.'"

The brunette beauty is also keen to eliminate as much meat and dairy from her diet over the next few months - but she doesn't think she could go vegan completely because she loves eggs.

She added: "I do meat-free Mondays and I might do one or two days a week vegan now, after going to the retreat, to re-educate myself. But I wouldn't do it all the time because I couldn't cut out eggs, meat and fish. I enjoy them too much."