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Lauren Grace Pope (born 29 September 1982) is an English television personality, glamour model and DJ. She has appeared in the ITV2 reality series The Only Way Is Essex.[1] She was born and raised in Devon.[2]

Lauren Pope
Born Lauren Grace Pope
(1982-09-29) 29 September 1982 (age 35)
Torquay, Devon, England
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.


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 in October 2015 to pursue business endeavors,[8] but announced her return 18 months later.[9]


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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Lauren's Pope-ing for success". The Sun. London. 1 August 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "". 
  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". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Mellin, Hannah (27 April 2017). "Lauren Pope is returning to TOWIE!". Heat. Retrieved 26 December 2017. 

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