The Only Way Is Essex Couple Split – Off Camera

‘The Only Way Is Essex’ stars Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger have already split up – despite pretending to be engaged on the ITV2 show.

The club promoter proposed to his on/off girlfriend in front of the cameras earlier this month but he has reportedly told friends the whole thing is fixed in a bid to spice up the reality programme and claims he has filmed the break-up scenes.

A pal revealed to the Daily Star newspaper: “Mark said that they may have got engaged but there’s no way he will actually walk down the aisle with her. He’s still young and isn’t ready to settle down. Everything is just for the cameras.

“Their engagement gets everyone talking, raises their profile and earns them some extra cash. So everyone’s a winner.â€?

During the start of the second series viewers saw Mark, 24, end his relationship with Sam Faiers as he wanted to make a go of things with 24-year-old Lauren.

Despite claims the scenes were faked, Lauren insist the engagement is real, writing on her twitter page: “The truth is I’ve been with Mark 10 yrs not the others! Clearly its real! (sic)â€?
A spokesperson for the show said: “We have filmed no break-up scenes, they are still very much engaged.â€?