Lauren Goodger claims she 'didn't know what hydrogen cyanide was' when she agreed to sell dodgy diet drink

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Lauren Goodger has claimed she was "completely set up" by her former agent in regards to the fake, poison-containing weight loss drink she agreed to promote on her social media accounts.

In an undercover BBC Three documentary series by comedian Blindboy, the TOWIE star was caught on camera accepting an endorsement deal with Cyanora, a made-up beverage brand, along with Mike Hassini and Love Island's Zara Holland. During the meeting, the trio were all told that the liquid contained hydrogen cyanide.

The 33-year-old was also quizzed on whether she would mind backing a product that she had yet to taste herself, where she confessed that she had never tried Skinny Coffee despite singing its praises on Instagram.

Now, she's saying that the backlash she's received over the video is "not really fair."

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EMBARGOED TO 0001 MONDAY MARCH 7 'The Only Way is Essex' stars Sam Faiers (left) and Lauren Goodger launch the new 64 foot spinning water ride, Storm Surge at Thorpe Park, opening on the 17th March 2011.
Lauren Goodger arriving at Essex Fashion Week VIP Day, the Lakewell Marquee, Chigwell, Essex.
Lauren Goodger and Mark Wright during The Only Way is Essex DVD release at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Thurrock.
Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger arriving at the Children's Champion Awards 2011, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
The Only Way is Essex girls (left to right) Amy Childs, Lauren Goodger, Lydia Rose Bright and Sam Faires arriving for the Philips British Academy Television Awards at the Grosvenor House, 90 Park Lane, London.
Amy Childs, Lauren Goodger, Lydia Bright and Sam Faiers of The Only Way is Essex arrive at the Phillips British Television Academy Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on May 22, 2011.
Lauren Goodger opens the new NÕOW @ Regis nail and brow bar at Debenhams in Romford, Essex.
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Lauren Goodger attending the premiere of Real Steel, in Leicester Square in central London.
Lauren Pope and Lauren Goodger attend the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year grand final, at Battersea Power Station in south London.
Lauren Goodger arriving for the 2012 NTA Awards at the O2, Greenwich, London
Lauren Goodger of Only Way is Essex attending the Look Magazine 5th Birthday Party at One in Marylebone, London.
Peri Sinclair (left) and Lauren Goodger from The Only Way is Essex take part in a charity cook-off for global poverty charity Global Poverty Project at the Waterhouse Restaurant, London PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 05, 2012. The event hopes to raise awareness of the fact that over a quarter of the world�s population live below the poverty line. Picture credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA
Lauren Goodger unveils her Peta billboard poster campaign in Covent Garden, London.
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Lauren Goodger at the launch of ITV's Dancing on Ice 2013, ITV Television Studios, London.
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(left to right) Paul Bradley, Matt Cardle, Helen Lederer, Nick Moran, Lauren Goodger, Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis and Jake Woods, with a giant teapot, during a photocall for Comic Relief, in Trafalgar Square, London, to raise awareness of the charity in the run-up to Red Nose Day, on Friday March 13th.
Lauren Goodger attending the Beauty Awards 2017 with OK! held at the Pavilion in the Tower of London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Lauren Goodger at CHAK89 restaurant on October 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark R. Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Lauren Goodger seen attending The Beauty Awards with OK! at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on November 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

"I wanna make it clear that I have since split with the agent who set up that job audition and my new team would never put me in a situation like that," she told OK! online. "Basically, my old agent was desperate to get me work because I think she thought she was going to lose me to another agency.

"She called me up and said 'I've got you an audition for a water company, meet me at this address."

Goodger went on to insist that she "didn't know anything about the product" before attending the meeting and that she'd "never heard of" hydrogen cyanide before that day.

"I'm not a scientist. I genuinely just thought it was some special ingredient that was being used. Like if you asked me what is in Lucozade, I couldn't tell you," she said. "The BBC set me up and I feel like I've been unfairly targeted by them."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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