Briefs en­counter

TV Times - - Interview - Day­time tv Lor­raine Mon­day / ITV / 8.30AM Sarah Sel­wood

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

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