“MTV knew they wanted to get her back on telly and had two options: whether to give her a show on her own or bring back The Valleys,” a source said.
“But eventually they decided she was always the star of the show and they wanted to try out a new format with her as the focus.”
The reality babe has always been into fitness – in 2013, she headed to a bootcamp where she lost 7lbs in a week – dropping to 10st 7lb – and 12 inches of body fat.
She originally went because she was getting “disgusting” comments on Twitter after putting on weight while filming The Valleys.
“It is impossible to keep your weight under control on The Valleys. We are drinking all the time and living off takeaways,” she said.
“My weight fluctuates massively – on a bad week, I can put on 5lbs so I have to be very careful.”
Last year, Lateysha endured total humiliation when she split her dress – exposing her bum – on live TV while trying to twerk on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side following her eviction from the Big Brother house.
Friends told The Sun Online that she’d gained 21lbs in the house, and that’s why her dress was so tight.