Lauren Goodger: ‘I’ll give birth on TV – after a blow-dry!’

Following her pregnancy announcement, mum-to-be Lauren Goodger is not only plotting a reality show with her newborn, she’s also getting her glam squad on standby to film the little one’s arrival

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by Lauren Hill Roger |
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She’s made no secret of her desperation to be a mum, and Lauren Goodger has been delighting in sharing her scan pictures and her blossoming bump with fans on social media.

And it could be a taste of things to come, as the former TOWIE favourite has hinted she could be set to make her own baby reality show – replying with a “nodding” GIF when a fan asked if she would consider making a show similar to Sam and Billie Faiers’ The Mummy Diaries, during an Instagram Q&A.

Now, an insider tells Closer that despite her due date being five months away, Lauren, 34, is already in talks with a production company, and hasn’t ruled out actually giving birth in front of the cameras – like Kourtney Kardashian did when she gave birth to daughter Penelope on KUWTK in 2012.

After previously revealing that she didn’t want to appear on screen looking like a “hot mess”, Lauren is now said to feel that if there’s a deal on the table, she’ll be willing to have her birth filmed. A source says, “Lauren would be happy to do it so long as she can get the glam squad in so that she’s looking her very best to meet her baby. So it’ll be a yes to a TV birth – as long as she can get a blow-dry!”

Lauren has revealed she’s hoping for a “water birth with candles”, and the insider adds that she is eyeing up London’s private Portland Hospital, which comes with a hefty price tag of anywhere between £6,000 and £30,000, and is where the likes of Victoria Beckham and Liz Hurley have given birth. With her reported net worth of £2.1m, Lauren can easily afford the best for her baby, previously saying, “I was born to be a mummy”.

The reality star suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage with then-boyfriend Jake McClean in 2013, when she was competing in Dancing On Ice, and previously revealed she had an abortion aged 20 when she was with ex-fiancé Mark Wright.

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Amy Childs

The first of the really big names to come from TOWIE, Amy quit the show in 2011 and welcomed her first daughter, Polly, in 2017. She also has a son from a different relationship who she's kept out of the limelight, but accidentally revealed his name was Ritchie in an interview.

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Georgina Cleverly

Georgina Cleverley – née Dorset – was only on the show for two series and went on to have a two sons with her footballer hubby Tom, who she keeps off social media.

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Sam Faiers

Sam is mum to daughter Rosie and a son called Paul, who she named after her husband, also called Paul. "We always wanted him to be named Paul after his dad," she said."It's traditional and we didn't have any other names on the list, so he's Paul, and his middle name is Tony after Paul's brother, his Uncle Tony."She's made a household name for herself and her family with her hit reality show, The Mummy Diaries.

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Billy Faiers

Sam's lookalike big sister Billie is also a mum to two kids of her own, sharing daughter Nelly (five) and son Arthur (three) with her husband Greg Shepherd.

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Kirk Norcross

Despite being TOWIE's original bad boy, Kirk has overhauled his image in the last few years to be the ultimate family man. He's dad to son Harry, three, and daughter Violett, four - although Violett doesn't feature on his Instagram after her mum made it clear she didn't want her in the public eye.

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Maria Fowler

Maria is mum to four-year-old Evie who she shares with husband Kelvin Batey, and earlier this year revealed on Instagram that they were preparing to welcome baby number two.Back in 2018, Maria revealed she had suffered a miscarriage, writing on Instagram, "I feel silly even referring to it as a baby as we were really early in the pregnancy and had not yet had a scan but I did grieve and I did feel like I had lost something very special."I feel it is such a cruel twist of fate to get such happy news and then have it taken away. Just like that. No explanation."

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Chloe Sims

Chloe was already a mum when she joined the cast of TOWIE back in 2011. Her daughter Madison is now 15, and largely stays out of the public eye, although last year Chloe finally revealed Madison's dad was still a close pal, posting a picture to Instagram and writing, "So lots of people have always been interested in who is Maddie's dad, well, here he is..."I was 18, he was 24... all you nosy f--ckers who wanted to know, here he is!"

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Dan Osborne

TOWIE lothario Dan Osborne already had a son, Teddy, with ex Megan Tomlin when he joined TOWIE. After he was booted in 2015, Dan married EastEnders star Jaqueline Jossa and they have two daughters together, Mia and Ella.

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Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh quit TOWIE all the way back in 2013 and since then has had success as an influencer and fitness guru. In 2020 she welcomed her first child with her fiancé, Corrie actor Ryan Thomas, a son they named Roman.

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Lydia Bright

How cute is this? Long-term best pals Lucy and Lydia were both pregnant at the same time and gave birth just weeks apart. Lydia is going it alone as a single mother to baby Loretta, after splitting with Loretta's dad Lee Cronin during her pregnancy.

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Ferne McCann

One of TOWIE's most high profile mums, Ferne McCann welcomed her daughter Sunday in 2017following a difficult few months. Shortly before announcing her pregnancy Ferne's boyfriend Arthur Collins was arrested and charged with an acid attack in an East London club that left two victims blind. And weeks before Sunday was born he was sentenced to 20 years.

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Mario Falcone

TOWIE OG Mario left the show after 15 series, and in 2018 welcomed a son, Parker Jax,with his fiancée Becky Meisner.

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Chloe Lewis

Chloe quit the show in 2019 after revealing she'd found herself a new relationship and it wasn't long before she and new man Danny Flasher announced they were expecting. They welcomed a healthy baby boy, Beau Lewis, in October 2019.

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Jake Hall

Meanwhile, Chloe's TOWIE boyfriend Jake Hall went on to have a family of his own. Despite an at times messy relationshipwith Real Housewives of Cheshire's Misse Beqiri, the couple welcomed a daughter in 2018, who they named River.

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Billi Mucklow

Billi Mucklow, who left TOWIE in 2013, must certainly have her hands full with her huge blended family with footballer fiancé Andy Carroll. The couple are raising Andy's kids from a previous relationship, Lucas and Emilie, and have two of their own together, Arlo and Wolf. In early 2020 they announced they were expecting AGAIN. Phew.

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Danielle Armstrong

Danielle Armstrong welcomed her first child with long-term pal Tom Edney in May 2020 after being "pregnant forever" and begging fans for tips on inducing labour. She took to Instagram to update followers on the birth, writing, "My world Is complete ud83dudc76ud83cudffcud83dudc95 Orla Mae Edney Born May 26th at 16:30pm, weighing a healthy 8Ibs11".

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Lauren Pope

Lauren quit TOWIE in 2019 after a staggering nine years on the show. In July 2020, she and her boyfriend welcome a little girl called Raine Anais Keterman.

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Sam Mucklow and Shelby Tribble

After a whopping three-day labour, Sam and Shelby welcomed their first child, a boy, in November 2020. "Shelby and our beautiful baby boy are both well and healthy," he wrote on Instagram. "Shelby didn't have a straightforward labour so she has been in hospital for five days. She has been an absolute soldier."

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Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallet

TOWIE's power couple Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallet welcomed their baby boy Brody on 5th May, 2021. They even reveal that "Mallet" is not actually Tommy's surname, when they introduced baby as Brody Fordham.

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Lauren Goodger

After years of dreaming of being a mum, Lauren finally welcomed her first child, a daughter called Larose, In July 2021. Sadly when Larose was just a couple of months old, Lauren split from the baby's dad Charles Drury, but is smashing being a single mum.

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Despite telling fans on Instagram that she’s feeling “exhausted, achy, fed up and sick”, the insider says Lauren is embracing pregnancy.

She’s super-excited and has become an absolute “pregzilla”. She’s refusing to wear maternity clothes yet, she’s just opting for stretchy Lycra.”

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The source adds that fitness fan Lauren has ditched her usual workouts for gentle exercise like walking, is making an effort to eat healthily, and is “enjoying the changes in her body”.

Her new curves have certainly caught the eye of her boyfriend of four months, Charles Drury, 23, as the insider reveals that the couple, who are no strangers to sharing their sex life on social media, are closer than ever in and out of the bedroom, and are planning a wedding for the not-so-distant future.

The source adds, “Lauren was hoping Charles might propose on Valentine’s Day, but she thinks it’ll happen sooner rather than later. She’s pinching herself at the thought of having a baby and a wedding ring – it’s all perfect!”

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