TOWIE star Gemma Collins has said that filming the show without Lauren Goodger feels 'weird'.
Lauren quit the series last month, with rumorus suggesting she'll be appearing [cat]Dancing On Ice[/cat] on ITV1 in the new year.
Writing in her Closer magazine column, Gemma said: "The new series of TOWIE kicked off at the weekend it feel great to be back on everyone's screens.
"I can't believe we're on series seven already! It just proves how much our fans love the show an dhow loyal they've been."
She added: "It's been weird filming without Lauren Goodger as she was n it from day one and was such a huge part of the show. We will all miss her terribly and I wash her the best of luck."
The new series of The Only Way Is Essex continues tonight at 10PM on ITV2.