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Call the tanning police! The only way is orange for Lauren Goodger on her Christmas bar crawl

By Daily Mail Reporter

In the party mood: The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Goodger overdoes the fake tan of a night out in London

Her love of fake tanning has been well documented since she stripped off in the tanning booth in the first episode of The Only Way Is Essex.

But with so much experience in honing a faux glow, you'd think Lauren Goodger would have got the hang of it by now.

The Essex socialite, 24, went a bit heavy handed on the spray tan as she enjoyed a Christmas bar crawl around London last night.

Wearing a strapless red dress and black high heels, it looked like Goodger was hoping to show off her dark tan to full affect.

Goodger started the night off at Nu Bar in Loughton, Essex, before travelling into central London for drinks with some of her The Only Way Is Essex castmembers and crew at Bar Soho.

She finally emerged from Bar Soho on Old Compton Street at 1am before moving on to the Runway Club on New Oxford Street.

Mwah! Goodger appears to love the paparazzi attention as she walks from one bar to another

Having listed her favourite things as 'white wine, champagne, vodka, spending money, holidays and being photographed', it looked like she managed to score five out of six last night.

And in a clear signal she was over her ex-boyfriend Mark Wright, the reality TV star flirted up a storm with some young male companions.

Goodger and Wright, 23, ended their nine year on/off relationship in June, but their frequent arguments have become a regular feature in The Only Way Is Essex.

New friends Lauren was flirting up a storm with some young men at the bar

Although Wright is now dating fashion designer Lucy Mecklenburgh, viewers saw Goodger confess she was still sleeping with her ex in the series finale.

In an interview this week with Zoo magazine, Mecklenburgh, 19, admitted she hated Goodger.

She said: 'I hate her. There’s a scoop for you. Everything you saw [in the show] was completely genuine.

'I don’t think she’s a very nice person and I found her very intimidating.

Mark who?: Goodger greets another male admirer

'Maybe she’s just insecure. I think she’s like that because she knows I’m what Mark likes. I’m dark and slim, whereas she’s not dark and not, er…'

Also at last night's bar crawl was Wright's best friend, wedding singer James 'Arg' Argent and his girlfriend Lydia Bright.

Fans of the show saw long-term lovers Arg and Lydia reunite in episode eight after splitting over the summer.

Three's a crowd: Goodger was joined on the bar crawl by The Only Way Is Essex co-stars James 'Arg' Argent and his girlfriend Lydia Bright