We were taken by surprise earlier this week when we discovered that Lauren Goodger wouldn’t appear in the next series of The Only Way Of Essex.
The Reality TV star has now revealed the reason why she’s taking a break from the show; it’s all because of those nasty Internet trolls.
Lauren, 25, is so fed up with the nasty comments she receives online about her weight that she’s decided to give TOWIE a rest,
“I felt under so much pressure,” she has told The Sunday Mirror. “Most of the girls on TOWIE are quite skinny and could wear what the hell they wanted.
“We all had different body shapes, and I’m not being horrible, but I don’t like boob jobs or even want to be really thin. I just want to keep my curves and be a little more toned,” Lauren explains.
“ But, next to the others, I’d be panicking over whether my arms looked fat or how big I’d look if I was sitting down.I’d even beg producers to let me sit at a table so I could hide my legs underneath.”
Bullies are unbearable
Lauren has also revealed that the comments from haters would get incredibly nasty and personal, and were extra hurtful because people knew she was vulnerable about her weight,
“They would poke fun at me about my weight because they know that’s my weak spot. They’ve called me everything from a beached whale to a fat c***,” Lauren reveals.
“Deep down, I know they are just bullies but at times it has been unbearable. It doesn’t help that I feel everyone’s trying to punish me by using the most unflattering shots of me. It became a misery.
“At the end of the day I’m a reality TV star – not a catwalk model. But the insults are not nice... and it doesn’t help when I don’t feel great about myself either. I’m meant to be in Marbella this weekend but I couldn’t bear the thought of being papped in a bikini.”
Lauren now says that she is determined to slim down again, and hope that being away from TOWIE and all the attention she gets on the show will help,
“My problem is I can’t resist going out for dinner and I love bread and butter. It’s the carbs that make me pile on the pounds.”
“I can lose the weight as I’ve done it before and perhaps being away from the limelight for a bit may help.”