A newly-single star of reality television series The Only Way Is Essex has been dining with friends in an effort to overcome her split from her co-star boyfriend.

Lydia Bright took to twitter to post pictures of herself and fellow TOWIE veterans Lauren Goodger and Lucy Meck at the White Ball Brasserie, Loughton, last night (January 31st).

The 21-year-old was pictured wearing a ladies designer watch, mustard-coloured pencil skirt and white sequined sleeveless top.

Bright smiled for the camera as her blonde hair was swept behind her shoulder, making it difficult to determine how she was coping with her break from James ‘Arg’ Argent.

In Sunday night’s episode of the TV programme, the pair were shown to part ways, despite the fact they both admit to still being in love.

Perhaps Lydia Bright has taken a healthy approach to the spilt, however, as she recently visited McDonalds alongside Lucy Meck for a calorie-busting salad.

She tweeted: “The one time me and @lucy_meck actually think we will get a salad at Mcdonald they don’t have any lettuce its so hard being healthy x.”

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