Lauren Goodger in talks for TOWIE return

Lauren Goodger in talks for TOWIE return credit:Bang Showbiz
Lauren Goodger in talks for TOWIE return credit:Bang Showbiz

Lauren Goodger is in talks to return to 'The Only Way Is Essex'.

Although the 36-year-old star made her last appearance on the ITV reality show in 2016, show bosses are keen for her to return as they believe she would be a huge hit with fans.

A source told The Sun: "'TOWIE' are always in talks with former cast mates with a view to bringing them back and Lauren is top of their wish list.

"She's had chats with producers and while she hasn't signed on the dotted line yet, the door is definitely wide open for her to come back.

"Lauren would be the big star of the show if she was to return, and Amy Childs' comeback proved a huge hit with viewers, so watch this space.

"While the cast always has fresh members to bring new drama every series, the originals always bring a lot of buzz and bosses know a returning star it's a sure fire way to bring back any lapsed viewers and spice things up."

Lauren's representative said: "There are lots of exciting things on the horizon for Lauren in 2023, including some big TV projects."

Lauren joined the show as an original cast member in 2010 and left in 2012. She later returned for one season in 2016.

Since leaving the show, Lauren welcomed daughter Larose, 19 months, with former partner Charles Drury.

Sadly the couple tragically lost daughter Lorena in July 2022 after her baby was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.

Charles was then arrested, and subsequently bailed, over an alleged assault on Lauren following the little one's funeral and Lauren was further devastated to discover her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean - who she dated from 2012 to 2016 - died in July following a car crash.

An insider said: "She has been working hard on her mental and physical health after a very tough year and looking forward to a brighter 2023."