isa Snowdon has an incredibly tough job ahead of her as she helps breakfast TV queen Lorraine Kelly and Sewing Bee king Patrick Grant to find a hunky male model for a new underwear range.
‘I know, I know, but somebody’s got to do it!’ giggles Lisa, 44.
Lorraine’s Hot Pants launches on Monday, and in November viewers can vote for their favourite from the three finalists chosen by the judges.
Here, the bubbly model and presenter tells TV Times more…
LSo, what can we expect from Lorraine’s Hot Pants?
We’re looking for a male model to front an underwear campaign for one season with Debenhams, and also hopefully follow in the footsteps of [now leading British model] David Gandy, who won a competition on This Morning in 2001. You never know who’s out there… The winner also gets a twoyear modelling contract with [top agency] Unsigned Management. So we’ll have to get them into their pants at some point – but only once we’ve whittled the hopefuls down. You’ve been a fashion and beauty model since the age of 19, and you also judged Britain’s Next Top Model. What will impress you? We need someone with that twinkle in their eye and an amazing personality that can be caught on camera. They need a quiet, assured confidence but you don’t want arrogance. And if they’ve got a nice body, that helps, too! Do you know what? I’ve had quite a lot of offers from friends and family to come and help me! We bet! How do you find being a judge? Modelling is a tricky industry and you’ve got to be sensitive, because at the end of the day it’s about how you look. I used to go to auditions and look around the queue thinking, ‘Everybody seems so different to me, what are they looking for?’ Some days I was too tall, some days I was too skinny. You just have to take it with a pinch of salt and remember not to take it personally, as it’s a certain look for a certain job. I’m always aware of that and I like to think I’m sensitive enough not to make people feel self-conscious when I’m judging. Are you looking forward to working with the lovely Lorraine? Yes, I haven’t worked with her much before but I’ve watched her for years on her show and also seen her at charity events. She’s an amazing woman and a brilliant broadcaster, so I’m really looking forward to having some proper one-on-one girly time with her.
You received a wonderful response from viewers when you filled in for Lorraine during the summer holidays, with many wanting you to become a more permanent fixture on the show… (laughing) They’re all my friends – I paid them to say that! Seriously, I felt very blessed to get that reaction, because you never know. I’d love to do more, as I really enjoyed myself. The only thing is, it’s another early morning show! [Lisa quit her Capital FM radio breakfast show last November after seven-and-ahalf years of 4.30am starts]. Luckily, I’ve always been a morning person. Before you go, let’s talk Strictly. You came third in 2008 with your partner Brendan Cole, and took part in last year’s Christmas special, paired with Pasha Kovalev. Any tips for the new contenders?
I would advise them just to enjoy every minute and try not to get as nervous as I did on a Saturday night.
It’s one of the best experiences ever
– I’d love to do it again. I’ll definitely be watching this series. I love
Laura Whitmore and Louise Redknapp, so
I’m really excited for the girlies.
It’s going to be a good one!
Lisa Snowdon on joining forces with Lorraine Kelly and helping to find a new male underwear model…
Lisa can’t wait to cast her (very professional) eyes over some hunky men Patrick Grant and Lorraine will also choose the finalists
Chest perfect: male model David Gandy