Former TOWIE star Lauren Goodger dines with new best friends Katie Price and Michelle Heaton

Getting tips from the best… Former TOWIE star Lauren Goodger dresses in all black as she dines with new best friends Katie Price and Michelle Heaton

PUBLISHED:

08:07 GMT, 31 August 2012

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UPDATED:

08:11 GMT, 31 August 2012

Having quit the The Only Way Is Essex to pursue a solo career, Lauren Goodger decided to speak to the queen of reality programming for some guidance.

The curvy star met up with Katie Price for a girls night out, yesterday (Thursday), in Brighton, as the two television egos joined forces.

Katie, 34, and Lauren, 25, both shunned the National Reality Television Awards, which were held last night, in favour of a low key evening of dinner and drinks.

Come dine with me: Lauren Goodger covered her curves in a black outfit as she met with Katie Price and Michelle Heaton, in Brighton, last night

Come dine with me: Lauren Goodger covered her curves in a black outfit as she met with Katie Price and Michelle Heaton, in Brighton, last night

Come dine with me: Lauren Goodger covered her curves in a black outfit as she met with Katie Price and Michelle Heaton, in Brighton, last night

The old hands: Michelle Heaton and Katie Price arrived in good spirits as they prepared to have dinner with Lauren Goodger

The old hands: Michelle Heaton and Katie Price arrived in good spirits as they prepared to have dinner with Lauren Goodger

The pair were joined by Price's best friend and former pop star Michelle Heaton as they headed to the restaurant.

Lauren was dressed up for the meal and wore a black peplum top with very tight fit trousers and a pair of peep toe heels.

The Essex girl wore her honey blonde hair extensions down and accessorised with a red handbag after having spent the day sightseeing in Brighton.

Good to see you: Lauren embraced Katie and Michelle warmly before moving on into the restaurant

Good to see you: Lauren embraced Katie and Michelle warmly before moving on into the restaurant

Good to see you: Lauren embraced Katie and Michelle warmly before moving on into the restaurant

She tweeted: 'Had lovely day in Brighton bought some Ray Bans n new Bag..Had hair blow dried at @electric_london and nails done @julieannecoates thank u x'.

While Lauren dressed up for the meeting her mentor played it much more casually and arrived wearing a pair of leggings with knee-high boots.

Price covered her white top with a large scarf as she and Heaton greeted Lauren warmly outside of the restaurant.

With hugs and kisses out of the way the group moved inside the venue to have a 'catch up' and eat some fine food.

Motormouth: Katie left the restaurant in style in her pink Range Rover as she departed for home

Motormouth: Katie left the restaurant in style in her pink Range Rover as she departed for home

Lauren tweeted: 'Had lovely dinner lovely giggles and chats actually quite funny @MissKatiePrice n @wonderwomanshel looking forward next wk kate #party!x x'.

After the meal the new friendship circle said their goodbyes and parted ways with Katie jumping in her pink Range Rover.

Goodger stayed in Brighton over night and said: 'Good night everyone! I'm back 2 essex in the morn x x'.