The Dancing On Ice star Lauren Goodger's secret man is a jailbird
TOWIE star Lauren, 26, who’s appearing on the new series of Dancing On Ice, which starts this week, has been dating Essex boy Jake McLean, 23, for two months, with friends telling Now: ‘She’s completely smitten.’
But we can exclusively reveal that Jake is a reformed jailbird who was sentenced for three years and seven months after holding a family at gunpoint in 2006.
A source close to Lauren says: ‘She’s really keen on Jake and he’s assured her he’s a changed man.
‘But obviously she’s taken her liking of bad boys to the extreme.’
Jake was convicted of aggravated burglary in 2008 after a court heard how he and his six-strong gang raided the Hertfordshire home of Joe Cuby, a former actor who appeared in cult 60s TV show The Prisoner.
The gang, who all came from Essex, wore balaclavas and held Joe’s terrified wife and three young children at gunpoint.
They subjected the family to a horrifying ordeal, threatening to kill Brenda Cuby and her seven-year-old daughter Gabby unless she told them where the safe was hidden.
The thugs were only arrested because eldest son Joshua, 14, hid with his younger brother Sam, 10, in a wardrobe and called the police.
The judge – who described Joshua’s 999 call as ‘chilling’ -jailed Jake and his accomplices for between three and five years each, calling it a ‘planned and deliberate aggravated burglary’.
Jake’s new relationship with Lauren, who previously dated I’m A Celebrity star Mark Wright for 10 years, is likely to shock her fans.
Read the full story about Lauren Goodger‘s relationship in Now magazine dated 7 January 2013 – out now!