Lauren vows to have Mark back by Christmas

As they were: Mark and Lauren in happier times before their split in AugustThey say absence makes the heart grow fonder and it seems in the case of Lauren Goodger and Mark Wright, the sentiment is most definitely true.

Following Mark’s on-screen flirtations with Emily Scott during his time on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Or Here!, Lauren is said to realised how much she misses her former fiancĂ© and vowed to get him back.

The 25-year-old reality TV star, who split from Mark in August, is now said to have told friends she will be sleeping with her fellow Only Way Is Essex star by Christmas.

Her eagerness to give things another go with Mark was fuelled when he was seen telling camp mate Peter Andre that his ‘heart won’t move on’ from Lauren.

But Lauren said seeing Mark flirt with glamour model Emily was incredible hard to deal with.

She told heat magazine: ‘Of course it was painful watching Mark and Emily on TV. And watching Mark talking to Peter was emotional for me.’

Lauren is said to have told her friends that she is determined to try again with Mark, adding: ‘The whole time he’s been in Australia I’ve tried to be strong, but I miss him.

‘I want to see him as soon as he’s back so we can talk. I know he’ll come back to me.’

But Lauren is apparently unimpressed by Emily’s admission that she ‘really fancies’ Mark, and furious about her plans to visit the TV star in his home county.

Mark and Emily in the I'm A Celebrity Jungle

‘Lauren feels sick to her stomach after seeing Mark and Emily flirting. She’s like a woman possessed and says she’ll give Emily a piece of her mind if she dares set foot in Essex.’

However, while Emily has insisted her flirtation with Mark wasn’t just for the screen, Mark has said he just sees her as a pretty girl.

Lauren is thought to have told a friend: ‘I know for a fact Mark still loves me. Of course it will hurt me if they meet up, but there’s no romance there.

‘Mark and Emily is just a fling – I will get him back.’