Lauren Goodger suffered a miscarriage while she was competing on 'Dancing on Ice'.

Lauren Goodger

Lauren Goodger

The 'Only Way is Essex' star has revealed she was "quite far" into the pregnancy with her then-boyfriend Jake McLean when she lost her baby three years ago.

Speaking to new! magazine, she said: "I don't know how or why it came up but I revealed on 'In Therapy' that I had lost a baby with my last ex. I'm not sure why I opened up about it, it's not something I'd planned to talk about but it just happened. I remember thinking, 'Why did I just say that?' The therapist clearly got under my skin more than I realised. I was pregnant twice. Then with my second boyfriend I was too scared.

"I was like 'What am I going to do?' That went on and on for a bit longer than it should have. I was on a TV show 'Dancing On Ice' that was quite intense when that happened. I had to try and perform and I was quite far gone.

"I'm the type of person that if something happens, I deal with it and move on. That's how I am. And I feel at that time, I was working - not on purpose - it was just how my life was going. It's not something I really addressed. I just carried it on."

But the 30-year-old beauty's decision to plough ahead with work meant that she never got to grieve for the baby she lost - and neither did her boyfriend at the time Jake.

She explained: "I didn't think about it. And he never spoke about it to me. Ever. Never, ever mentioned it. It's weird. I went through mad times after that."

Despite losing her baby three years ago and aborting her child, who she was expecting with her then-boyfriend Mark Wright, when she was 19, Lauren is keen to be a mother and thinks her jailbird boyfriend Joey Morrison would make the perfect father.

She said: "He'd make a great dad one day."

However, her close friend Jodie doesn't agree with her and thinks Joey - who was sentenced to 17 years in prison for kidnap among other things - isn't good for her.

She said: "She wants a baby while he's on day release so essentially she'll be doing the entire pregnancy on her own."