Lauren Goodger returning to The Only Way Is Essex next series

Celebrity Big Brother - Summer 2014

Lauren Goodger has confirmed she is returning to The Only Way Is Essex next series.

One of the very original TOWIE cast members, Lauren quit in 2012 and went on to appear in Dancing On Ice and Celebrity Big Brother.

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.

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