Lauren Goodger

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Lauren Goodger
Born Lauren Rose Goodger
(1986-09-19) 19 September 1986 (age 27)
Brentwood, Essex, England, UK
Residence Essex, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Television personality, model, beautician, singer
Years active 2010–present
Television The Only Way Is Essex
Partner(s) Mark Wright (2001-12)
Jake McClean (2012-13)
Relatives Cheryl Goodger (sister)
Nicola Goodger (half sister)
Jenna (half sister)
Hayley (half sister)
Tony (half brother)
Rihanna (half sister)

Lauren Rose Goodger (born 19 September 1986) in Brentwood, Essex, England, is an English television personality, glamour model, beautician and singer. She starred in the ITV2 semi-reality show The Only Way Is Essex from 2010 until 2012, debuting in the first series before departing in series 6.

In January 2013, she took part in the eighth series of the ITV ice skating show Dancing on Ice, where she was partnered with Michael Zenezini and finished eleventh after being eliminated in week 2. In 2013 Goodger also published her autobiography Secrets of an Essex Girl.


The Only Way Is Essex[edit]

Goodger was one of the original cast members of the semi-reality television programme The Only Way Is Essex. The first two series of the show mostly evolved around Goodger's relationship with her boyfriend Mark Wright. In the series 2 finale, broadcast on 4 May 2011, she dumped Wright and pushed him into a swimming pool.[1] She quit the show after series 6 in order to take part in Dancing on Ice.[2]

Dancing on Ice[edit]

In 2013 Goodger took part in the eighth series of Dancing on Ice.[3] She was voted off in eleventh place losing out to Anthea Turner and Andrew Buchanan in the skate-off on 13 January 2013.[4]

Routine Song Judges' score Result
Robin Cousins Karen Barber Ashley Roberts Jason Gardener Total
1 "Girl On Fire" - Alicia Keys 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 15.0 Eliminated
"Rescue Me" - Fontella Bass N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Personal life[edit]

Goodger was raised in Bethnal Green, London with her half-brother Tony and half-sister Nicola.[5] When Goodger was 4, she moved in with her dad and his new girlfriend Julie in Redbridge, London.

Her relationship with boyfriend and fellow TOWIE cast member Mark Wright lasted for 11 years; she was 15 when they met, and they then split in 2011.[6] In 2012 she met her boyfriend Jake McClean and then split not long before Christmas 2013. In 2011, Goodger admitted that she aborted her and Wright's baby.[7]

In 2011, Goodger launched her own tan line called Lauren's Way and opened her salon of the same name in Essex in February 2012, but it closed down just a year later. In 2014, she was scandalized with a sex tape [8]


Year Title Role Notes
2010–12 The Only Way Is Essex Herself Series regular
2013 Dancing on Ice Herself/Contestant Place: 11/12


  1. ^ "The Only Way Is Essex went out with a splash as Lauren finally dumped Mark". Metro (DMG Media). Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Anisiobi, JJ (22 August 2012). "Lauren Goodger QUITS TOWIE 'to star in Dancing On Ice'". Daily Mail (DMG Media). Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Llewellyn, Angharad (8 January 2013). "Dancing On Ice stars Lauren Goodger and Matt Lapinskas check in to the same hotel". The Sun (News UK). Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Corcoran, Caroline (13 January 2013). "Dancing on Ice: Lauren Goodger leaves the show after the skate-off and says she's "gutted"". Daily Mirror (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  5. ^ TOWIE's Nicola 'doesn't fancy Mick' | The List
  6. ^ Eames, Tom (20 February 2013). "Michelle Keegan 'angry with Lauren Goodger' over Mark Wright comments". Digital Spy (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Bull, Sarah (27 September 2011). "Lauren Goodger admits she aborted Mark Wright's baby". Daily Mail (DMG Media). Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Panther, Lewis (24 February 2013). "Towie star Lauren Goodger's shop Lauren's Way closes". Daily Mirror (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 4 October 2013. 

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