pas­sion & pain

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10 Years Younger in 10 Days, PG Chan­nel 7, Tues­day, 9.30pm Makeover show Du­ra­tion: 30 min­utes the years that got away. The show’s makeover teams work on ev­ery­thing from fit­ness to fash­ion, den­tal work and diet, cos­metic pro­ce­dures and treat­ments. Be­fore the makeover, how­ever, Kruger, 43, sends the cou­ple out on to the street so peo­ple can guess their age.

‘‘When we put the call out for peo­ple to come on the show, many said they felt old be­yond their years and that they looked older than they felt,’’ Kruger says.

‘‘When we take them out for the pub­lic to guess their age (pre­makeover), that’s re­ally quite con­fronting for them.

‘‘One guy we had was about 40 and some­one guessed his age as 63 and he got an­gry about that.

‘‘It’s the sort of show I would watch. My pas­sion, apart from fash­ion and beauty, is live TV, and I’m flat­tered the net­work has given me the op­por­tu­nity to do the show.’’

Kruger has joked that her se­cret to looking and feel­ing healthy is plenty of emer­gency li­po­suc­tion and lax­a­tives, but the truth is that ge­net­ics, years of pro­fes­sional danc­ing and ex­er­cise have played their part in en­sur­ing she re­mains a pic­ture of phys­i­cal fit­ness.

She’s happy to ad­mit she’s dab­bled in cos­metic pro­ce­dures — mi­cro­der­mabra­sions, in­tense pulsed light ther­apy, cos­metic den­tistry and Bo­tox in­jec­tions.

‘‘Women are quite up­front about want­ing to look younger,’’ Kruger says. ‘‘I think you have to try th­ese things. Well, if you want to, and if they make you feel bet­ter about how you look or feel, then why not?’’

Kruger says she first tried Bo­tox about 12 years ago when she be­gan work­ing as an en­ter­tain­ment re­porter on Chan­nel 7’s 11AM.

‘‘They asked me if I wanted to give it a shot . . . and I said, ‘What the hell’,’’ Kruger says.

‘‘Mak­ing this show has re­ally opened my eyes to what is avail­able.’’

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