Former TOWIE star Lydia Bright leaves Essex behind to go backpacking

Published Friday, Dec 27 2013, 19:30 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Former TOWIE star Lydia Bright is leaving Essex well and truly behind her as she embarks on an exciting adventure overseas...

Almost exactly one year after she left the ITV2 reality show that made her famous, Lydia is making another bold move... going backpacking!

Lydia Bright embarks on a 5 week backpacking trip to Malaysia, 27 December 2013

© Twitter / @Lydia-RoseBright

The ex-girlfriend of James 'Arg' Argent, Lydia has chosen to leave the UK for five weeks to travel in South East Asia with her sister Georgia.

Updating her Twitter fans and followers today (27 December), she wrote: "And the journey begins @xGeorgiaBrightx #Backpackers."

She then added: "Just landed in Paris. Waiting for our connecting flight to Malaysia. So tired can't believe I haven't slept since 10am yesterday morning."

We're well jel!

Lydia Bright, Guide Dog of the Year Awards and Charity Ball at the London Hilton - Red Carpet Arrivals, 11 December 2013


Lydia, 22, recently dyed her hair a beautiful shade of brown, perhaps for a more low-maintenance look while on her trip.

She and her sis also plan to visit Thailand, Cambodia and Laos on their humanitarian trip.

Owner of her own fashion label, Lydia recently revealed she'd always wanted to go travelling, but that starting on TOWIE so young prevented her.

Bella Sorella pop-up store, Southampton, Britain - 01 Aug 2013
Lydia Bright

© Rex Features / Geoffrey Swaine

She said: "I'm going travelling for five weeks with my sister. We're going to go work in orphanages, animal sanctuaries, party and have fun."

As well as travelling together, Lydia and her sister co-own boutique Bella Sorella.

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