Lauren Pope has confirmed this will be her final series of TOWIE, with a source telling Now: 'Lauren is leaving TOWIE, she's working on developing her business'

She’s one of the last remaining original cast members, but now Lauren Pope is set to leave The Only Way Is Essex at the end of this series. Nooo!

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Popey – who has been a regular member of the TOWIE crew since the ITV hit first aired waaaay back in 2010 – is quitting the show in order to grow her business ventures and to follow her dream of finding success across the pond in America.

A source told Now: ‘Lauren is leaving TOWIE, she’s working on developing her business. Her dream is to live and work in LA and she feels TOWIE is holding her back.’

 

Lauren will have starred in a jaw-dropping 16 series of the award-winning show when she makes her exit at the end of the current one, which is set to finish on 11th November.

Since starting on the show, Lauren has made quite a name for herself in the fashion world.

In 2007 she launched her own brand of clip-in hair extensions, Hair Rehab London, which has boomed following the beauty’s rise to fame. The 32-year-old has also released numerous collections exclusively with In The Style; and if she wasn’t busy enough, Lauren also squeezes in beauty tutorials on her YouTube channel and blog.

And it seems as though Lauren has already been testing the water Stateside, after she was spotted representing her brands at New York Fashion Week last month.

Lauren is the latest TOWIE star to quit, after co-star Mario Falcone announced in August that he was leaving the show to ‘explore something new’.

And she won’t be the first British reality star to quit the show that made them famous in order to head to the US, either.

Just last month, Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson revealed she is planning a move to New York City in order to live with her new love, American hunk Alik Alfus.

There’ll be nobody left at this rate!