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Friday 18 April 2014

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

Emma Ledden (left) and Laura Whitmore (right)

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."

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

Presenter Laura Whitmore attends the Zoe Jordan show - her oversized green peacoat thrown over her shoulders is a style winner. (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Presenter Laura Whitmore attends the Zoe Jordan show - her oversized green peacoat thrown over her shoulders is a style winner. (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

"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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