And now we've got our answer!
Lauren, 29, is preparing to film the 19th series of The Only Way Is Essex, marking her return to the show after quitting in series six back in 2012.
Speaking to Closer magazine, Lauren explained she'll be hooking up with long-time pals Megan McKenna and Chloe Lewis when she's back on screen - and before, as they'll all be planning their outfits together ahead of filming the new series abroad.
"Megan and I are going to meet up so we can have a gossip," she said. "She's not bitchy at all – I think TOWIE just brings out the drama in everyone. We've been friends for years. I've also known Chloe since I was 17 – she's such good fun and I'm looking forward to spending more time with her."
We doubt all together though as everyone knows that Megan and Chloe do NOT see eye-to eye...
There has been tension between Megan and Chloe since the 17th series earlier this year when a rumour circulated Essex that Megan had slept with Chloe's now-ex-boyfriend Jake Hall. Although Megan and Jake both denied it, Chloe seemed adamant it was true. The drama rumbled over into the 18th series, with further allegations thrown and tempers raised.
Lauren was an original castmember from the very first episode of TOWIE before bowing out in series six. She briefly returned last December for the last The Only Way Is Essexmas Christmas special. Now, six years later, the only other remaining originals are James 'Arg' Argent and Lydia Bright. Arg is the best friend of Lauren's former fiancé Mark Wright.
Lauren confirmed last month that she's returning to TOWIE next series. She was one of the show's original castmembers before quitting in series six. Her biggest storyline was the on-off romance with Mark, which lasted until series three when he quit the show. They split in 2012 after a relationship lasting more than a decade.
Lauren said on Loose Women: "I was meant to be in this series but couldn't because of personal reasons. I am doing the next series, yes. We will see how it goes. I've had a chat with the execs and they are so lovely, so nice. They said they missed me and would love me to come back.
"I said I would love to come in as Lauren so people can see who Lauren is. Nobody knows who I am. I've always been in drama or in a relationship on TV and now it's about me. I have no drama. I can go in and be one of the girls."
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