Lauren Pope reveals how The Only Way Is Essex gave her constant “anxiety and stress”
Former The Only Way Is Essex star has opened up about her time on the show, admitting it gave her constant “anxiety and stress”.
Lauren joined the cast on the ITVBe reality series back in 2010 and stuck with the show for an impressive 16 series over five years. Although the reality star previously insisted she had “no regrets” from her time on TOWIE, Lauren has now confessed that she is relieved to be away from the drama of it all.
Speaking to The Sun, 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.”
The former glamour model 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 music producer also spoke about how the programme has prevented her from being able to secure DJ work. She said: “I have lost certain DJ work because I have been on TOWIE and I am not invited to certain events – it’s weird.
“The TOWIE lot get it but Made In Chelsea don’t get it. It’s like people are a bit snobby because it’s new money and I have been to a club and they have not let me in and it’s embarrassing.”
The Only Way Is Essex continues Sunday at 10pm on ITVBe.