TOWIE fans were delighted when Lauren Pope returned to the hit ITVBe series.
Here’s everything you need to know about the reality star and businesswoman…
Getty – Contributor Lauren Pope is a DJ who appeared in Calvin Harris’ music video
Who is Lauren Pope?
Lauren Pope, 36, is a former Sun Page 3 model and began her career as a DJ in 2007.
She was later branded the “world’s sexiest DJ” by Nuts magazine.
The Towie star appears in Calvin Harris’ music video for Ready for the Weekend.
In March 2017 she was devastated when a naked video she appeared in was leaked to a porn website.
Instagram Lauren Pope is a dab hand at an Instagram selfie
Who has LAUREN previously dated?
In 2018 Lauren had a short romance with fellow Towie star Sam Mucklow.
Lauren had been previously been seeing Towie regular Jon Clark, although he ended the relationship because he didn’t think he was good enough for her.
Before that she was linked to Dan Edgar, revealing she had a secret romance with him in 2015.
News of the fling broke hours before Lauren was spotted wrapped around Dan at a Towie pool party in May in plain sight of his former flame, Amber Turner.
Lauren has dated another of Amber’s ex-boyfriends Jamie Reed.
In 2016 Lauren was briefly seeing Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers.
He confirmed their split and denied spitting food at her during drunken row in Dubai.
She has also dated fellow Towie stars, Kirk Norcross and love rat Lewis Bloor.
And let’s not forget she once turned down Prince Harry.
Getty Images – Getty Lauren Pope reportedly turned down Prince Harry
What were Lauren’s big storylines on The Only Way Is Essex?
Most of Lauren Pope’s storylines initially involved Kirk, who appeared to be be besotted by her. They dated for a while until he dumped her in series 2.
But later viewers grew to love her relationship with Chloe Sims – until the pair became embroiled in a massive feud over love rat Mario Falcone that seemed like it would never end.
She also briefly dated Tom Pearce in series 5.
Speaking about the reason she quit the series, she told the Daily Mail at the time: “I kind of had no mates left. The last series was not a fun series for me and I think the fun kind of went from Towie for me, and it made my decision a lot easier.”
Lauren has lashed out at Towie bosses for giving her “constant anxiety and stress” and messing with her life – she quit the show in 2015.
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What else does Lauren Pope do?
As well as showing off her toned abs in the sizzling Dubai sun, Lauren has been focusing on her business.
In 2016 she launched the Training Academy for hairdressers wanting to learn about fitting hair extensions.
She has also got her own clothing line and brand of clip-in hair extensions (Hair Rehab London).
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