Lauren Goodger swaps Dubai for CLACTON as she suns herself on the beach closer to home amid COVID-19 travel restrictions to her favoured holiday destination
She’s often been seen sharing envy-inducing social media snaps from the balmy shores of Dubai, which has emerged as one of her favoured holiday spots.
But Lauren Goodger was spotted sunning herself on the beach of a considerably more local town over the weekend, as she paid a visit to Essex’s Clacton-on-Sea.
The former TOWIE star, 33, was seen donning a black beach dress as she made the most of Britain’s sweltering heatwave, amid COVID-19 travel restrictions to Dubai.
Soaking up the sun: Lauren Goodger, right, was spotted sunning herself on the beach as she paid a visit to Clacton-on-Sea in Essex on Saturday
Donning a pair of sunglasses and wearing her brunette locks in a relaxed updo, the reality star looked relaxed and happy as she chatted away with a friend.
She blended in with the crowd of sun seekers who were seen donning swimwear as they frolicked along the sandy shores and topped up their tans.
While a number of celebrities have made a beeline for such destinations as Spain, France and Portugal, Lauren will have to wait until she can visit Dubai once again.
Travel restrictions: Reality star Lauren is normally seen holidaying in Dubai, but hasn’t been able to visit amid COVID-19 travel restrictions. Pictured last year
Hot stuff: The former TOWIE star, 33, was seen donning a black beach dress as she made the most of Britain’s sweltering heatwave
Shades: The star donned a pair of sunglasses and wearing her brunette locks in a relaxed updo
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a blanket warning against all non-essential international travel in March.
And while the travel restriction was lifted for some 67 destinations from 4 July, with some of those air bridges since being recalled, Dubai wasn’t on the list.
Effective from 1 August, all visitors to the United Arab Emirates must have received a negative PCR COVID-19 test result within the 96 hours prior to their arrival.
It appeared that Lauren had returned to the same beach on Sunday, as she posted selfies to her Instagram account, as she donned a bikini.
Enjoying a chat: The reality star looked relaxed and happy as she chatted away with a friend
Sun seelers: She blended in with the crowd of sun seekers who were seen donning swimwear as they frolicked along the sandy shores and topped up their tans
Cover: She was spotted covering herself with a large towel as she enjoyed her day at the beach
Lauren let her ample cleavage bask in the scorching British sunshine as she spent a day away from Essex in a bid to ‘escape from everything’.
She was bronzed to perfection as she posed on the coastline wearing a simple black bikini top.
Lauren left little to the imagination as she showcased her curvy figure and puckered her lips for a selfie.
Her highlighted brown tresses were swept effortlessly to the side and her makeup mirrored a neutral and warm toned palette.
Holiday: Several of her fellow reality stars have headed for holidays in Europe, after travel restrictions were lifted to a number of destinations
Snaps: The star also took to Instagram to share glimpses of her adventures over the weekend
Life’s a beach: Brits flocked to several beaches across the land amid the sweltering heatwave
Lauren wore a pair of statement ’60s inspired tinted shades to protect herself from the glaring British rays.
She delicately placed her hand under her chin for the poised yet sultry Instagram snap.
The reality star captioned the image: ‘I followed my heart and it led me too the beach…. days like this where I can escape from everything.
‘Nothing I more love that the sound of the Sea, sand and the sun #LeaveMeB #clearhead #comingback #recharged.’
UAE opulence: The star’s beach trip was different to opulence she usually enjoys in Dubai
Precautions: Effective from 1 August, all visitors to the United Arab Emirates must have received a negative PCR COVID-19 test result within the 96 hours prior to their arrival
Lauren came under fire last, week after she was accused of enhancing her social media images with photo editing tools.
On Wednesday, she hit back at ‘vile, nasty, evil’ trolls in a lengthy rant.
The former TOWIE star vowed to be even more ‘successful, sexy and confident’ than ever after her followers criticised her for enhancing her appearance in a white bikini.
In a lengthy rant, Lauren wrote: ‘Please look at every other celebs page comments who are posting pics of them with @boombod and please look at mine!
‘Same brand and same pics! This is why I never take ANYTHING seriously what my “hating” followers say. They just want any excuse to hate and make vile, nasty, evil comments.’
Bronzed beauty: Lauren delivered the ultimate pout and displayed her ample cleavage as she enjoyed another getaway to the beach on Sunday
Lauren has defended other celebrities such as Kylie Jenner- who was called out for a Photoshop blunder- and she has accused fans of fuelling hate out of jealousy.
She added: ‘Some people that follow me are just pure jealousy. It’s actually disgusting. Someone said I should never be allowed children and I’m mentally deranged.
‘I have PTs “professionals” (my a**e)! using their own profile by slagging me off and putting clown emojis over my face.
‘It’s any excuse to try and bring me down! But it’s so wrong. How dare you. But one thing about me is I will never let you win! You will never bully me to try and make your ugly selves feel better…’
Hot water: Lauren has come under fire recently after fans called her out for Photoshopping her images on social media, specifically one of her posing in a white bikini (pictured above)
Speaking out: She said, ‘This is why I never take ANYTHING seriously what my “hating” followers say. They just want any excuse to hate and make vile, nasty, evil comments’
Hourglass figure: Regardless of the backlash, the brunette beauty frequently posts pictures of her voluptuous curves to social media
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