Amy Childs wanted to return to 'The Only Way Is Essex' at the "right time".
The 30-year-old reality star has rejoined the series after nine years and revealed that she was always keen to come back to the show, although it had to be a timely opportunity for her.
Amy said: "Going back was honestly a big thing for me. I've always wanted to come back but I've wanted it to be the right time.
"Definitely last year was the right time for me. I was in a really good place in my life and 'TOWIE' is a part of me and I thought, 'I'd love to go back!'"
Amy explained that it will be nice for the viewers to see her as a mother to her two children, Polly, four, and Richie, two, compared to her younger self when she was previously on the show.
She told New! magazine: "I'm older, I've got two children now – Polly and my little boy Ritchie.
"Polly being on the show with me is magical and lovely. And it's nice for the viewers to see me as a mum. They saw me 10 years ago with the vajazzling and the red hair, but I've grown up now and I live a different life than when I was so young."
Amy also revealed that Polly has become a star to 'TOWIE' viewers.
She explained: "Oh my God, I get so many messages about Polly – nothing about me! People don't want me any more, they're bored of me. They love Polly, she's a character.
"She went back to school and said, 'Everyone, I'm on 'TOWIE'!' She told all of her teachers and schoolmates and the teachers rang me up and told me. We were really laughing about it.
"She's a really, really beautiful little girl. We have an amazing relationship."
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