Gooder departed the ITV2 programme at the end of its sixth series in August, later claiming that the role made her self-conscious about her weight.
Asked what impact the reality star's exit will have, Bright replied: "I do think we'll notice she's gone.
"She's been in the show since the beginning and her presence is going to be missed. But the show has to go on and there is a lot more going on in people's lives now."
Bright also spoke about co-star and ex-boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent, brushing off his hints of still being in love with her and declaring that she has no interest in building a friendship.
"It makes me feel quite sad that he hasn't come to that point where he can move forward," she told New.
"There are a lot of issues that have happened and it wouldn't feel right to have him as a friend.
"In the future, we might be able to be civil to one another but I'm not really hoping for it. It's not in my interests to become friends with someone that I don't particularly like."
The Only Way Is Essex returns for its seventh series on Sunday (September 30).