By GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN
Too big for her boots? Lauren Goodger, seen here last night, has been axed from this week's TOWIE after a row with show bosses
She was one of the original stars of The Only Way is Essex when it burst onto our screens in 2010. But according to reports today, Lauren Goodger has been axed from the reality TV show after allegedly throwing her weight around.
After a showdown with bosses as the cast and crew filmed in a nightclub on Sunday, Lauren is believed to have been told that she will not be shooting any more scenes for the show this week.
According to the Sun, Lauren, 25, accused producers of treating her badly and said she was the real star of the show and threatened to leave and join MTV so she and her sister could become the British 'Kardashians'.
An insider told the paper that the beauty salon owner shouted at bosses and moaned that her scenes kept being pushed back.
They added: 'Bosses were livid as Lauren was already an hour late while the rest of the crew had been there all day filming Arg, Billi and Cara doing the marathon.'
Girls' night out: Lauren, seen here with new co-star Georgina Dorsett, was filming clubbing scenes for the show when the incident is believed to have happened
And it seems that she was more than a little worse for wear, as the source said: 'The producer told Lauren she wouldn’t speak to her while she was in that state.'
The source added: 'The cast and crew have had enough of the way Lauren is acting. They have got to the point where they feel that if she wants to quit she should.
'Nobody is bigger than the show.'
Lauren's apparent departure is the latest slip for TOWIE, which missed out on a nod as the television BAFTA award nominations were announced yesterday.
She also wrote a couple of cryptic Tweets implying that she had fallen out with the bosses and wrote: 'Think about time spread my wings a lot things arising @NicolaGoodger @RiannaGoodger.
New look: Lauren tended to her locks yesterday as news broke of her shock exit from the show
'Never been so angry in all my life! All I can say is what a shame.'
As a consequence of the row, Lauren will apparently not appear in tomorrow night's episode and will not film any more scenes until she has met with bosses to discuss her future.
The source added: 'She can’t scream at producers and turn up late and then say she is the star of the show.'
Original: Lauren was among the early cast members of the show (L-R front - Lauren, Amy Childs, Jessica Wright and Sam Faiers with Mark Wright and Kirk Norcross behind
Lauren's representative was not able for comment last night.
Lauren is one of the only original members left on the show, as Mark Wright, Amy Childs and Kirk Norcross are among those who have left to pursue other ventures.
Recent departures have included those of Maria Fowler and Harry Derbidge.