Just when The Only Way Is Essex was back on an even keel after the mass exodus of most of the original cast, another long-serving star could be on the way out.
Lauren Goodger has reportedly been axed from the ITV2 series after a showdown with producers.
When the filming of her scenes at a club on Sunday got pushed back, Lauren apparently flew into a rage with show bosses and threatened to leave to join MTV with her sisters to become "the British Kardashians".
A source told The Sun she is to hold a make or break meeting later this week after they axed her current filming commitments following the incident.
“The producer told Lauren she wouldn’t speak to her while she was in that state.
“Lauren then threatened to quit, saying she was the star of the show and would go to MTV where her and her sisters would be the new Kardashians.”
Another source said: “The cast and crew have had enough of the way Lauren is acting. Nobody is bigger than the show.
“She can’t scream at producers and turn up late and then say she is the star of the show.”
Lauren appeared to confirm the story in a series of updates on Twitter.
"Think about time spread my wings a lot things arising @NicolaGoodger @RiannaGoodger x
“Never been so angry in all my life! All I can say is what a shame...
"Been a long tiring day! Hope everyone ok! Nun night love you all x x"
HuffPost Celeb has contacted Lauren's spokesperson and is awaiting comment.
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