is going to be all about love, not feuding tonight. Lauren Pope and Jon Clark have been heating up the continent in recent weeks, with romance blooming first in Marbella and then carrying over once they got back to Essex.
As always, things got complicated once they were home…
Tonight, the trio try to put the past behind them by taking a girls-only rafting trip.
When not riding the rapids, Megan admits in a heart-to-heart with the ladies that she'd been warned off Chloe M and Georgia by Amber Dowding.
After a screen test she signed a seven-year contract with Hawks and the producer Jack Warner for 0 a week, changing her name from Betty to Lauren. Taking her to some waste ground, he made her shout Shakespeare and other writers for hours every day in order to lower the tone of what he called her high nasal pipe.
After the daily exercises in the open air her voice became for him (and for the rest of the world) what he called “a satisfactorily low guttural wheeze”.
Higher brows were moved to compare the tone of these mating games with that of Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, though the style owed more to Raymond Chandler or Hemingway than to Shakespeare.
At all events, they brought a new and personal chemistry to the screen which made the partnership refreshingly equal at every level.
Lauren Bacall, the actress, who has died aged 89, brought a new style of sexual equality and allure to the Hollywood cinema in the 1940s by co-starring in four films with Humphrey Bogart; the couple fell in love while making Howard Hawks’s To Have And Have Not (1944) and were married by the time they made the same director’s The Big Sleep in 1946.In 1945 she became his fourth wife; she was 25 years his junior, and the partnership endured until his death nearly 12 years later.Along with her husband, she actively campaigned for the Democrats and protested against Hollywood’s blacklist of suspected Communists.Although Lauren Bacall was an actress of accomplishment in her own right, it was her acting in only four films with Bogart and their enduring marriage that turned them as a couple into the stuff of legend, and enhanced her own dramatic reputation more than any anything she did elsewhere in films or on stage.One of her most famous lines was in To Have And Have Not when they were about to go their separate ways after bidding each other goodnight.In 1942 she made her stage debut at the Longacre Theatre, New York, as a walk-on in a melodrama called Johnny 2 X 4, and played the ingénue in a pre-Broadway tour later that year. Leafing through the magazine in 1943, Mrs Howard Hawks, wife of the Hollywood director, drew her husband’s attention to the girl on the cover.