Former TOWIE star Lauren Pope has claimed that the show gave her "constant anxiety and stress".
Lauren was part of the cast on the ITVBe series before leaving in 2015 at the end of series 16.
Speaking this week about her time on the show, Lauren said she was happy to be away from it all.
She explained: “I do not miss the constant feeling of anxiety and stress when you have got a big storyline.
“It’s a catch 22 because if you have got a storyline it means you have got airtime which means that away from the show you get more exposure, which is great for your business.
“But it also means that you are going into filming every day feeling that you are on edge all the time.”
Speaking to The Sun, Lauren added: "You think 'Oh my god what is happening next' – to the producers it’s just a storyline because it’s a show but it is your life they’re dealing with.”
The Only Way Is Essex continues Wednesday and Sunday nights on ITVBe at 10PM.