Lauren Goodger has branded her jailbird ex-boyfriend a "piece of s**t" who makes her sick.

Lauren Goodger

Lauren Goodger

The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star split up with Joey Morrison - who was jailed in 2008 for a series of violent drug-related crimes, kidnapping, blackmail and actual bodily harm -amid allegations he had been sexting other women from prison.

And Lauren, 31, appears to still hold a grudge as she posted a meme on Instagram which seemingly referred to her ex.

She posted the meme, which said: "Sometimes it doesn't work out with someone because they're a piece of s**t who deserves a piece of s** and you're not a piece of s**t," and added "this made me [laugh]".

When asked by a fan what advice she would give her younger self, she said: "Take no s**t from no one. You are powerful and anyone who doesn't respect you, then they aren't worth your love and time (sic)."

Another follower asked her how to "get over someone who doesn't want you anymore and is happy with someone new," she said: "I feel like it comes naturally. I couldn't love someone anymore who didn't want to be with me anymore or loved me.

'It would turn me off of course anyway. So the best thing to do is love yourself more, let it go and be you (sic)."

And Lauren - who previously dated former 'TOWIE' co-star Mark Wright - admitted she often stays in a relationship for too long.

She said: "I wait it out longer than I should until I'm done and then I get over it.

"I've never been single and you have one life. I want to get married to someone who idolises me."

She was also asked about men who cheat with "average girls" and said: "They insecure. It's an ego thing. Boys who talk to loads of girls are very unattractive.

"I don't go for money, I go for love. Money is a bonus. I'd rather be happy and loved than lonely and rich (sic)."