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'Laura's doing a great job, but I don't miss my MTV days' - Emma Ledden

Eimear Rabbitte

Published 11/10/2013 | 08:42

Emma Ledden (left) and Laura Whitmore (right)
Ledden previously worked with MTV and BBC

She was the fresh-faced Irish starlet who rocked MTV audiences, and we're not talking about Laura Whitmore.

But six years after leaving behind a stellar presenting career in the UK, including a stint on BBC One, Dubliner Emma Ledden says she doesn't miss it.

The 35-year-old, who started out her career on RTE kids show The Den, was once the Irish IT girl of TV across the water.

But these days, the glamorous brunette plys her trade coaching people in the skills of presenting, including some of the top names in Irish and UK TV.

"I don't miss it to be honest, I probably should miss it more," Emma told the Herald.

"I was in TV for nearly 10 years so I wanted to take a step back."

Presenter Laura Whitmore attends the Zoe Jordan show - her oversized green peacoat thrown over her shoulders is a style winner.
Presenter Laura Whitmore attends the Zoe Jordan show - her oversized green peacoat thrown over her shoulders is a style winner.
For her front row seat at Pinghe, her all black leather and ruffle look is simply stunning. Her finest LFW look.
Were trying to decide which standout piece we love more - the checkered coat or the leather pants. And black court shoes.
Sure, it was just before London Fashion Week, but were still including this Sandro tartan jacket because its too lovely not to.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Laura Whitmore attends the Julian Macdonald show during London Fashion Week SS14 at Goldsmiths' Hall on September 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Heres a full look at her front row look for Zoe Jordan wearing, what else? Zoe Jordan.
Again, this look was taken one day before the madness of LFW icked off, and this colour block shift dress is a throwback to the 70s with a contemporary edge.
For Felder Felder, Whitmore and fellow tv presenter Zoe Hardman (right) sit front row. Her polka dot cigarette pants, orange top and black leather jacket make for a qiurky and cute combination.
We cant get enough of this leather look.
At the Fyodor Golan show, its all about orange (the hottest colour for next season), a low maintenance ponytail and her trusty ankle boots.
While a number of Irish models rocked the Bora Aksu runway, Laura looked lovely in sheer lace and tan ankle boots, which she recycled in what was a very busy week for her wardrobe.

While she has left the glam world of TV, Emma had special praise for current MTV host and Bray native Laura Whitmore.

"She is an absolute rock star and I believe they were over and back to Ireland for a long time looking for someone like her.

"I haven't even met her yet because we keeping missing each other at events, but I think her career will continue to grow," said Emma.

The Castleknock native was on hand at the Hibernian Club in Dublin last night to launch her first book, The Presentation, a guide to all aspects of presenting as well as touching on Emma's TV background.

Emma was supported at last night's book launch by family and friends, including The Great Irish Bake Off presenter Anna Nolan.

However, one thing that single Emma was missing was a hunky man on her arm.

"Unfortunately not at the moment, I'm too busy," she said.

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