Miss Goodger takes over the lease for Chantelle Houghton"s shop as she sets up Lauren"s Way in Essex

Friends with benefits: Miss Goodger takes over the lease for Chantelle Houghton's shop as she sets up Lauren's Way in Essex

Following in the footsteps of some of her cast mates, it looks as though Lauren Goodger is about to set up shop in Essex.

The 25-year-old has branched out and taken over the lease from a celebrity pal in the form of Chantelle Houghton.

Her new shop is thought to be named after her fake tan range Lauren's Way and the reality TV star was visibly excited at the prospect of taking over her own shop.

Good timing: Lauren Goodger has taken over the lease of the shop previously owned by Chantelle Houghton

Good timing: Lauren Goodger has taken over the lease of the shop previously owned by Chantelle Houghton

Good timing: Lauren Goodger has taken over the lease of the shop previously owned by Chantelle Houghton

Dressed in a long blue jumper with a silver skull embroidered onto it the tanned celebrity bounded down the high street with a huge grin on her face.

But it seems that Lauren wasn't as excited as she had hoped she would be on the big day.

'Prob the one day I've been looking forward to and lack of sleep and being non stop has given me a very sore throat, cold and achy feeling!!' she tweeted earlier today.

Star shop: The boutique store in Essex will be called Lauren's Way after Miss Goodger's tanning range

Star shop: The boutique store in Essex will be called Lauren's Way after Miss Goodger's tanning range

Moral support: Lauren took along Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas to give her some advice on the new shop

Moral support: Lauren took along Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas to give her some advice on the new shop

With such little knowledge about running her own store, Lauren took along some friends with a little experience in that area.

Lydia Bright and her mother Debbie Douglas joined Goodger and inspected the property themselves before advising their friend on what she should do with the place.

Debbie, 50, wore a black jacket and purple suede shoes as she got caught in the wind while heading to the shop with the other two girls.

Take five: Chantelle showed the reality TV stars around the property and joked around with Lydia

Take five: Chantelle showed the reality TV stars around the property and joked around with Lydia

Mums the word: Chantelle has decided to close her store so she can concentrate on being a mother

Mums the word: Chantelle has decided to close her store so she can concentrate on being a mother

Lydia, 21, owns her own shop with his sister called Bella Sorella, which sells cupcakes as well as vintage jewellery and goods, in Loughton High Street.

Talking about the shop, Lydia said: 'We wanted to bring something different to the market in Essex that was very stylised and distinctive and I hope we have both achieved this.'

Lauren will be hoping that she can emulate the same success that the Bright sisters have had as well as the properties former owner Chantelle.

Window shoppers: As Lydia and Debbie sat down, Lauren discussed her plans for the shop with them

Window shoppers: As Lydia and Debbie sat down, Lauren discussed her plans for the shop with them

Fully furnished: The property was already popular with the TOWIE cast when Chantelle owned it

Fully furnished: The property was already popular with the TOWIE cast when Chantelle owned it

The 28-year-old glamour model was at the premises to show Lauren around in front of a camera crew who were there to film the action for the current series of TOWIE.

Chantelle looked great and although she is pregnant she kept her baby bump under wraps in a large fur jacket.

The former Big Brother housemate's boutique, Vardo, was a massive hit with the Essex stars but Chantelle has decided to give up the fashion game to concentrate on being a mother.

Moving day: Alex Reid was seen getting rid of some stock yesterday afternoon

Moving day: Alex Reid was seen getting rid of some stock yesterday afternoon

She said on Twitter: 'Just to let @heatworld know I've closed my shop due to being pregnant and wanting 2 take care of myself and my baby. Not cos it failed'.

Her fiance, Alex Reid, was spotted moving the last few bits of stock out of the shop yesterday afternoon and the couple are expecting their first child together this May.

Meanwhile, Lauren's ex-fiance Mark Wright was spotted leaving the ITV studios in London today looking very smart in a pair of jeans and a grey cardigan.

Mr suave: Mark Wright left the ITV studios earlier today looking very smart and tidy

Mr suave: Mark Wright left the ITV studios earlier today looking very smart and tidy

Mr suave: Mark Wright left the ITV studios in London earlier today looking very smart and tidy