Jake McLean: TOWIE star Lauren Goodger’s ex dies in car crash

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Jake McLean was in an on-off relationship with the TOWIE star from 2012 to 2016



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Jake McLean and Yazmin Oukhellou had an on-off relationship (Picture: Instagram/@yazminoukhellou)

Jake McLean, ex-boyfriend of The only way is via Essex Star Lauren Goodger has died in Turkey after a car crash that left a colleague in her wake TOWIE Star Yazmin Oukhellou seriously injured.

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McLean is said to have been driving the car in the tourist resort of Bodrum when the vehicle carrying Oukhellou as a passenger spun off a cliff.

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Who Was Jake McLean?

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McLean was the ex-boyfriend of TOWIE star Lauren Goodger, and appeared on the show when the two were dating.

He had also been in an on-and-off relationship with Goodger’s colleagues TOWIE Castmate Oukhellou since May 2021.

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In 2008, McLean was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for his role in a Northaw robbery.

McLean, 18, and another reportedly pretended to be from a real estate agent since the property in question was on the market. When the 36-year-old mother answered the door, McLean and five others entered the home with a fake gun.

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Jake McLean and Lauren Goodger met on Twitter in 2012 (Photo: Instagram/@laurengoodger)

They attempted to rob the safe in the house but were arrested when they attempted to flee the scene on foot. All six were sentenced to aggravated burglary at St Albans Crown Court.

Goodger met McLean on Twitter in 2012 and told the Daily Mail in 2013: “Jake told me about his past. I could see how much he regretted his actions. I try to take people as I find them.”

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McLean and Goodger were on and off from 2012 to 2016.

What happened in Turkey?

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McLean and Oukhellou had been in Turkey together when a car he was driving swerved off a cliff.

According to that Sun, locals said emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident but were unable to save McLean. Oukhello was taken to the hospital.

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A spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: “We are supporting the family of a Briton who has died in Turkey and are in contact with local authorities.

The city of Bodrum on the Aegean Sea in southwest Turkey (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images)

“We are also supporting the family of a British woman who has been hospitalized.”

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A cast member reportedly told The Sun: “Nobody’s quite sure what they’re doing out there – we thought they were breaking up – but apparently he was involved in some sort of deal.

“But whatever happened, it’s just heartbreaking. We hope to get a proper update on how she’s doing soon. But it sounds very, very serious – maybe life changing.”

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Honors for Jake McLean and Yazmin Oukhellou

Following news of the crash, family, friends and fans took to social media to pay tribute to McLean and wish Oukhellou well.

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One person tweeted: “So sad to hear from Jake McLean. May he RIP.”

Another wrote: “Sitting there sobbing reading all the articles about Yaz & Jake McLean – literally doesn’t know the minute that sad.”

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“Absolutely heartbreaking to hear from Yazmin Oukhellou. Just thinking about how awful it will be when she comes to and realizes Jake McLean didn’t make it,” wrote another.

fellow TOWIE Star Harry Derbidge posted a picture of himself and Oukhellou on his Instagram Story with the caption: “Can’t stop thinking of you today @yazminoukhellou wishing you a speedy recovery! I can’t wait to cuddle you big [heart emoji]”

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He also posted the same image to his Instagram feed, writing: “Thinking of you @yazminoukhellou”

Host and columnist Lizzie Cundy tweeted: “Such shocking news about @YazminOukhellou and Jake McLean’s horrific crash. So tragic, God bless you dear Jake. I wish Yazmin a full and speedy recovery. So very sorry. Thoughts and prayers and all my love to their families.”

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