Megan admits she’s been relieved to get away from TOWIE [Instagram/ Megan McKenna]
The Only Way Is Essex may have finished, but Megan McKenna literally hasn’t paused for breath.
Not only does she have her hugely successful new restaurant McK Grill, her Mouthy Make up range and clothing collection, she’s now launched her own swimwear collection, Don’t Throw Shade, with Miss Pap.
For Megan, who split with Pete Wicks during the drama-fuelled series, the break from the popular ITVBe show couldn’t have come soon enough.
Not only can she now concentrate on her swimwear range, speaking exclusively to OK! Online, Megan also admits it wasn’t easy filming this series.
Megan McKenna is focussing on her career after the ‘b*******t series of TOWIE yet [Getty]
Here’s what REALLY went on and what you would have missed….
‘Backstabbing’ among the cast
Despite being a reality show veteran, having appeared on a whole host of intense shows, Megan says series 20 of TOWIE was the hardest show she’s ever done.
Speaking exclusively to OK! online, Megan reveals: “It’s a shame- I get on with a lot of the cast but this series was so b****y, it was the b*******t series I’ve ever done, even over other shows I’ve done like CBB and Ex On The Beach – all of them, it s**ts all over that. The girls and even the boys, they get so involved.”
Megan McKenna clashed with Chloe Sims and Chloe Meadows this series [Wenn]
She added: “I felt like this series, there were a few people that were really supportive but it’s very clear who I don’t get on with, and I just thought why can’t they just let me get on with my life, why do they have to get so involved?”
What REALLY happened with Amber
While it looked like Amber was upset in the last show because of Dan Edgar and Lauren Pope, Megan insists that wasn’t actually the case.
She says: “She found it hard coming to the end of the series. I think it looked like she was upset in a lot of the clips at the end and she was, but it was a mixture of things – it wasn’t to do with Lauren Pope.”
Amber looked upset when seeing Dan flirt with Lauren Pope during his Pool Party on ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ but Megan insists there was more to it [Wenn]
She explained: “It was to do with other people, and she’d had a bit of an argument with some of the people. They can’t show everything because they’ve got to fit everything into an hour. With Amber it takes people a bit of time to get to know her- she’s not a horrible person, she’s just honest.
“Yes, she does say some stupid things but so do I! It took people time to warm to me, so I’m hoping next series it’ll be easier.
“The cast need to back off her a little bit, she’s not a nasty person, and they just need to give her a break.”
Behind the scenes anxiety
Megan admits she’s relieved The Only Way Is Essex is over for now [ITVBe]
Megan admitted she was relieved when filming the finale, saying: “I needed the break [from TOWIE], you don’t understand how happy I was.
“I turned up to filming with Amber and we just had such a good day. Normally I’m worried about what’s going to happen, who I’m filming with and if there’s going to be arguments, and normally I’m really stressing, but I was so happy, and just kept thinking ‘oh my god I’m not going to see some of these people for at least three months, I’m absolutely buzzing!’