Birth name Lydia Rose Bright

Birthday 20 January 1991

Star sign Capricorn

Birthplace Waltham Forest, Essex

Lydia Bright was born to mum Debbie Douglas and dad Dave Bright in 1991. She has older sister Georgia and younger siblings Freddie and Romana.

Dave worked as a tiler and Debbie was a foster carer, looking after over 250 children while bringing up her own four kids.

Lydia attended the Anglo European School in Ingatetstone, Essex, where she studied languages Italian, French and German and played the violin. She achieved 12 GCSEs and three A Levels.

In 2008, Lydia met James ‘Arg’ Argent at the Duke Of Essex Polo. She admits that they were ‘so drunk’ they couldn’t remember anything the next day.

However, the pair struck up a relationship and were soon smitten with each other.

Lydia Bright was offered a place to study English and fashion at the University Of Brighton but decided to take a gap year as she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.

She got an admin job in Camden, London but hated it because she found it ‘really boring’. After her aunt suggested that she and Arg work in her bar in Spain, the couple moved there.

Lydia had planned to continue her travels in Australia but everything changed when she and Arg were approached to star on reality show The Only Way Is Essex, also known as TOWIE.

Arg and Lydia appeared from the first series in 2010 and viewers were quickly hooked on their stormy relationship.

However, they ended things in 2012 and Lydia embarked on a six-month romance with co-star Tom Kilbey. She left TOWIE in that year’s Christmas special.

Lydia returned to our screens in 2014, where she admitted to having a night of passion with old flame Arg.

Away from her television career, Lydia Bright has designed various fashion ranges, which have been stocked by companies including ASOS, River Island and Lipsy.

In 2011, she and her sister Georgia opened their clothing boutique Bella Sorella in Loughton, Essex. They took their merchandise on a UK pop-up tour in 2013.