We haven't seen Lauren on the streets of Essex since back in 2012, when she bowed out of the ITVBe show in series six.
But last night the original castmember made a brief return for the Essexmas special, rocking up to Chloe Sims' Beauty Bar for a blow dry and girly gossip.
While Lauren's comments on heartbreak and happiness struck a chord with many, it was her smokin' hot appearance that nabbed the most attention, with scores of viewers taking to Twitter to praise her new look:
Lauren who!! @LaurenGoodger you looked amazing on essexmass so happy to see your face back on towie! Outfit was on point too— Holly (@Bodylovebyholly) December 17, 2015
Can't believe how good Lauren looks #TOWIE— Lucy (@lucywortt) December 17, 2015
Aww Lauren looked amazing on towie, so glad she came back for the Christmas special— mol (@molliekendallx) December 17, 2015
OMG Lauren looks bangin on towie— luce✨ (@luciecampbell_) December 17, 2015
Fair play to Lauren Goodger shes looking well! #TOWIE— Gary Russell (@OfficialGaryrus) December 16, 2015
@LaurenGoodger was great seein u bk on towie Lauren and must say its unreal how gorgg u are u get better lookin every day all my love— mr always happy (@mralwayshappy1) December 16, 2015
Lauren's been working out and eating healthily in recent weeks and on last night's episode she put her new look down to intense jumping exercise. She's filmed a fitness DVD called Lauren's OMG! Workout which is available from 26 December.
After the episode, she shared an image of herself in gym gear to Twitter alongside the caption: "Been practising my TOWIE pout lol! Thanks for all the messages about my weight loss after seeing me on show - it's all thanks to new fitness system my #OMG!Workout."