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Lauren Pope left 'door open' for TOWIE return

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Lauren Pope left 'door open' for TOWIE return

Lauren Pope hasn't ruled out a return to the 'Only Way is Essex'.

The 33-year-old businesswoman turned her back on the reality TV show last year, following five years on screen, in order to focus solely on her company Hair Rehab London, but she's left the "door open" for a potential return.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said: "I wouldn't return at the moment but maybe down the line. I think it's good to keep that door open.

"I still watch it but for now, my brand is what I want to concentrate on. It has its ups and downs."

The blonde beauty, who was known for standing her ground on the show, has admitted her decision to leave the programme came after the "six solid weeks" of filming began to play havoc with her personal life and business.

She explained: "It can be really fun and other times it's really stressful and that was affecting my day-to-day life. It's like six solid weeks where you can't really book things in, get to meetings and I couldn't go to abroad for DJing."

And it's not just her working life the show caused issues for as she also found it hard to hold down a relationship.

She said: "As soon as you go on one date on 'TOWIE' they want to know if you're moving it forward.

"I found it a bit cringey because I don't really want to sit with someone I barely know and have a talk."

Meanwhile, although Lauren would consider rejoining 'TOWIE' in the future, for now she's busy working on her new spring/summer Synthetic Range and has just unveiled 'Geordie Shore's Chloe Ferry as the new face.