Exclusive: Lucy Mecklenburgh: "Why I stopped my sister Lydia doing TOWIE"

Published Tuesday, May 26 2015, 10:56 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Lucy Mecklenburgh made her name on The Only Way Is Essex but she didn't want her younger sister, Lydia, following in her footsteps.

Speaking at the launch of her Beautiful Bronze by Sunkissed range last week, Lucy, 24, tells us that the show producers Lydia, 19, on several occasions.

Lucy says: "Lydia got asked to do TOWIE quite a few times but I always said 'no'.

"She was 17 at the time and I think that's too young. I was 19 when I started on it and that was still too young."

Lydia is now studying marketing at Bournemouth University, and helped Lucy launch her new range of cosmetics.

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Lydia Mecklenburgh in new sunkissed bronzing campaign

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Lucy and Lydia in the new Sunkissed bronzing campaign

MAY 20: Lucy Mecklenburgh seen leaving the Century Club on May 20, 2015 in London, England, attending the Sunkissed bronzing launch

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Lucy at the launch of her cosmetic range

Lucy says: "Lydia's been offered modelling work as well which I've said is great, but I've told her to wait until she's finished uni then she can do what she wants.

"My advice for her is to stay in uni and get her grades.

Reveal magazine cover, issue 21, 2015
"She wasn't upset that I said no to her doing TOWIE - she's quite shy.

"She's also really sweet and I don't think it would have been right for her."

Lucy – who quit TOWIE to concentrate on her online heath and fitness business, Results With Lucy – admits Lydia leads a different lifestyle from her altogether.

While Lucy exercises and eats healthily most days, she tells us her sister struggles to do the same, lapping up the over-indulgent, student lifestyle instead!

She says: "I've sent her juices and food plans, and she uses Results With Lucy with her flatmates as much as possible, but she finds it hard with uni - mainly because she's partying and drinking a lot!"


Lucy Mecklenburgh - life after TOWIE:



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