Yazmin Oukhellou: Who is the TOWIE star injured in a car accident?

Yazmin Oukhellou joined the reality TV show after she started dating star James Lock

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Who is Yazmin Oukhellou?

Oukhellou is best known as a cast member of the reality TV show The only way is Essexwhich she joined in 2017 in season 20.

When Oukhellou joined the show, her then-boyfriend James Lock was already a star. Talk to Hello Brittany at the time, Lock said, “I’ve been seeing her for a little while and obviously the show is based on reality and what’s going on in our lives, so she was brought into the show.”

She and Lock dated for nearly five years, with their relationship being heavily documented over the course of the series.

James Lock and Yazmin Oukhellou attending the Kiss Haunted House Party held at SSE Arena on October 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Before appearing on TOWIE, Oukhellou studied at Newcastle University and in 2016 launched her own swimwear brand.

Last year, in February, it was reported that Oukhellou had resigned TOWIE to move to Dubai to work as a luxury real estate agent, following a recent split from Lock.

A source reportedly said OKAY!“Yaz has decided to stay in Dubai and is currently training to become a real estate agent.”

They added: “She has already started her new job and will be studying for the next few weeks to get her license.”

Oukhellou has since returned to TOWIE and dated Jake McLean, ex-boyfriend of TOWIE star Lauren Goodger, intermittently.

What happened in Turkey?

Oukhellou was in Turkey with McLean when a car he was driving veered off a cliff.

McLean is said to have been driving the car into the tourist resort of Bodrum when the vehicle, in which Oukhellou was a passenger, fell off a cliff.

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

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

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

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

A cast member reportedly told The Sun: “No one is quite sure what they were doing there – we thought they had split up – but apparently he was involved in some kind of commercial agreement.

“But whatever is going on is just heartbreaking. We hope to get a proper update on how she is doing soon. But it looks very, very serious – possibly life changing.

What is its current state?

Oukhellou is believed to be being treated for his injuries in intensive care in Turkey.

According to MirrorOukhellou’s mother, Lisa, flew to Turkey to be with her daughter.

Oukhellou’s fans started commenting on their best wishes on his latest Instagram post.

One person wrote: “Sending love [heart emoji]”

Another commented: “Praying for you at this sad time [crying emoji]”

“I really hope you get through this, I’m so sorry for your loss! Get well soon xx,” another wrote.

TOWIE star Harry Derbidge posted a photo of him and Oukhellou on his Instagram Story with the caption, “Can’t stop thinking about you today @yazminoukhellou wishing you a speedy recovery! can’t wait to give you a big hug [heart emoji]”

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

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