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Lauren Pope (born 29 September 1982)[1] is a British television personality, actress, glamour model, DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur. She has appeared in the ITV2 reality series The Only Way Is Essex.[2] She was born and raised in Devon.[citation needed]

Lauren Pope
Born (1982-09-29) 29 September 1982 (age 35)
Torquay, Devon, England, UK[citation needed]
Nationality British
Occupation Television personality, actress, DJ, music producer, entrepreneur
Years active 2001-present
Television Tycoon (2007)
The Only Way Is Essex (2010-15, 2017-)




Pope's breakthrough came as a glamour model in The Sun.[3] Building upon this notoriety, she was subsequently linked with Prince Harry.[4]


In 2007, Pope began a career as a DJ. Nuts magazine named her the "world's sexiest DJ".[5]

Since becoming a DJ, Pope has also become involved in producing. In 2009, she worked with Heatwave to remix the song "Broken" by UK artist Pierre Lewis, which reached number six on the Club Charts.[citation needed] Pope appears in the music video for the song "Ready for the Weekend" by Calvin Harris. She also DJs for Ministry of Sound.[6]

Pope has mixed the two albums The Only Way Is Marbs – Marbella Sessions and The Only Way Is Essex – Dance Anthems.


In 2007, Pope designed and launched her own brand of clip-in hair extensions (Hair Rehab London), appearing on the ITV reality television series Tycoon.[7] The show saw Peter Jones search for entrepreneurs with ideas that he helped turn into profit-making companies, while the eventual winner was chosen by the public. Pope came fourth out of the six contestants but continued to work with Jones after the show on expanding her business. Hair Rehab London was soon picked up and endorsed by celebrity hairdresser Mikey Kardashian.[citation needed]


Pope appeared in series 2 of Mile High for one episode.[citation needed] Since October 2010, she has appeared in the ITVBe (previously ITV2) structured reality programme The Only Way Is Essex. To date, she appeared in all 16 series of the programme and, by 2015, was one of only three remaining cast members from series 1, along with James "Arg" Argent and Jess Wright. Pope left the show at the end of the sixteenth series to pursue business endeavors.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Mile High Jodie Wilkes 2 episodes[citation needed]
2007 Tycoon Herself 5 episodes
The Weakest Link "Wags and Glamour" special
Rise of the Footsoldier[citation needed] Beautiful girl Feature film
2010–2015, 2017–present The Only Way Is Essex Herself Main cast member

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Lauren Pope gets ready to celebrate her 30th birthday in style after partying in Abu Dhabi". OK!. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lauren's Pope-ing for success". The Sun. London. 1 August 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Chester, Jason (30 April 2014). "Lauren Pope's transformation from busty glamour model to polished reality TV personality". Daily Mail. DMG Media. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Daniels, Colin (3 April 2011). "Lauren Pope: 'I turned down Prince Harry'". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "TOWIE star Lauren Pope to DJ in Lincoln". Lincolnshire Echo. 
  6. ^ "Lauren Pope on Twitter". Twitter. 
  7. ^ "The Official Home of Peter Jones". Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  8. ^ "Lauren Pope announces she is QUITTING TOWIE". Mirror Online. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 

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