Lauren Goodger has confirmed she is returning to The Only Way Is Essex next series.
But she's said that producers had always kept the door open and after a cameo during the Christmas special in 2015, will return as a regular later this year.
Speaking on ITV's Loose Women, Lauren said: "I was meant to be doing this series, but I couldn't for personal reasons. But I am doing next series, yes."
She told the ladies: "I'd love to come in as Lauren now, and see who Lauren is. Because no-one actually knows who I actually am.
"I've always been in a drama or a relationship on TV. Now it's about me, I have no drama. I can be one of the girls and be more natural."
For now, TOWIE continues its latest series Wednesday and Sunday nights at 10PM on ITVBe.