TOWIE: Lauren Pope signs as the new face of Nikki Lissoni jewellery !

by Anna Howell

The Only way Is Essex star, Lauren Pope, has signed up to become the new face of popular jewellery brand, Nikki Lissoni!

The reality star, who has been previously linked to Prince Harry, is due to be unveiled by the brand, which has a rapidly growing fan base, next month at the Birmingham store, the UK agent for the brand DMJ Distribution revealed today.

Lauren, who had a matching nose job with her ex, Kirk Norcross, made headlines last month when she was rumoured to be dating Olympic diver and host of the current diving reality show, Splash, Tom Daley.

According to the Sun newspaper, the pair were spotted holding hands as they left the Will.I.Am’s I.AM+ foto.sosho camera accessory launch party at One Marylebone.

And if that wasn’t enough to set the rumour mill into overdrive, Pope followed up the sighting with the saucily suggestive tweet “Strip poker anyone??, on social networking site, Twitter, whilst the pair were out partying together.

She also took the time to post a picture of herself and Tom, along with some more friends including David Guetta, with the caption “Could this be anymore random lol…”

However, the next morning the aspiring DJ seemed to realise what her message had implied, and quickly tried to back-track it by tweeting: “Omg what a funny night and just for the record I can assure you that Tom Daley and I are just mates and nothing more xx.”

On the subject of Kirk’s return to TOWIE, Pope told Digital Spy at the time:

“It was a shock. I didn’t even know.

“I was at home watching it with everyone else when I saw him come on screen.

“I think it’s been good for the show… but obviously for me personally, it’s not great to have him around.”

Lauren added: “One of my friends fell off onto the floor [watching it] and was like, ‘Oh my God’. My mouth was wide open, stunned.”

However, she went on to say how the rest of the cast, not including herself, has welcomed Kirk back with no hard feelings, despite his post-show comments about some of them:

“He wasn’t very complimentary of the show or any of the people on it after he left.

“[But] everyone welcomed him back – maybe not me.”

Lauren then went on to reveal that she is nervous for Monday night’s first ever live episode of the hit ITV2 reality show, admitting:

“[We] know people are gonna be sat on their sofas at home just waiting for someone to make a mistake.

“It’ll be the one time when people are more themselves than ever, because there’s no editing. We’re gonna be nervous… and there’s gonna be a massive buzz, so we’re all gonna be a bit hyper and I think we’ll probably wanna say more stuff than we would normally because we know it can’t get cut out.”