Lauren Goodger leaves TOWIE for Dancing on Ice, we didn’t see that coming

We were kind of expecting that this series of TOWIE could be Lauren Goodger's last before she moved on to another reality TV show.

Lauren GoodgerLauren Goodger won't be on the next series of TOWIE. Copyright [Lauren Goodger]However, we didn't expect Lauren Goodger to quit TOWIE for Dancing on Ice.

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A spokesman for TOWIE confirmed today: "I can confirm Lauren Goodger will be taking a break and won't appear in the next series of The Only Way Is Essex."

After the rumours that she was to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, we were fully anticipating her rocking up to the house in a body con dress and heels. Or donning her best khaki shirt and hanging out in the I'm a Celebrity jungle.

Lauren GoodgerLauren has had her fair share of drama in the latest series of TOWIE. Copyright [WENN]But sources are now claiming that Lauren Goodger is gearing up to appear in the new series of Dancing on Ice.

A source said: "Lauren knows she is not an integral part of Towie any more, so she's decided to jump ship.

"An opportunity to do Dancing On Ice came along and she's jumped at the chance."

Lauren GoodgerLauren Goodger looks set to appear on the new series of Dancing on Ice. Copyright [WENN]Lauren follows a stream of TOWIE stars who have left the show for other ventures. Amy Childs left for an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother before launching her own reality show.

Mark Wright then quit to appear on I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here, and Kirk Norcross followed in Amy's footsteps by leaving for Celebrity Big Brother too.

However, a TOWIE producer has said that more members of the cast could leave before the new series.

A spokseman for the show said: "All the cast will be reviewed before we start the next series of The Only Way Is Essex."