Lydia Bright: Lauren Goodger Will Be Missed On TOWIE

Reality TV star gives her verdict ahead of the new series

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With the new series of The Only Way Is Essex set to hit our screens again very soon, TOWIE regular Lydia Bright has admitted that she will miss Lauren Goodger, who was seen leaving the show at the end of the last series, earlier this year.

Speaking to New! magazine about whether Lauren's departure from the show will make a difference to the cast, which still includes Mario Falcone, Lucy Mecklenburgh and James Argent, Lydia, replied:

"I do think we'll notice she's gone.  She's been in the show since the beginning and her presence is going to be missed. But the show has to go on and there is a lot more going on in people's lives now."

Lauren and Lydia having a chat on a previous episode of TOWIE (WENN / ITV2)

The TV star, whose break-up with James Argent was well documented in past series of the show, also commented on the claims that Arg, who is currently in a romance with Gemma Collins, still has feelings for her.

She said: "It makes me feel quite sad that he hasn't come to that point where he can move forward. There are a lot of issues that have happened and it wouldn't feel right to have him as a friend.

"In the future, we might be able to be civil to one another but I'm not really hoping for it. It's not in my interests to become friends with someone that I don't particularly like."

Lauren's departure from the show has fuelled rumours that she will be appearing on the new series of Dancing On Ice.

What do you think? Will you miss Lauren Goodger when the show returns for a new series?

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August 23 2012. James 'Arg' Argent gives his plus sized girlfriend Gemma Collins a squeeze as the pair arrive at 5 Cavendish Club. Their relationship suffered strain in the tabloids as rumours of cheating hung over the pair, but from the looks of things they seem to be doing just fine