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Friday 25 July 2014

If it wasn't for my co-host Simon, I would have walked out of IFTAs - Laura Whitmore

Melanie Finn

Published 05/05/2014|07:06

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Laura Whitmore pictured at the IFTA. Picture: Gerry Mooney
Laura Whitmore pictured at the IFTA. Picture: Gerry Mooney

MTV beauty Laura Whitmore (28) has opened up after the IFTAs disaster, saying she almost walked out of the ill-fated event.

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The TV presenter and her co-host Simon Delaney had a tough job presenting the awards bash, which was plagued with production problems.

Speaking about it, she said: "It's not very nice for someone when you're not feeling safe in the situation you're in."

She also said how she doesn't normally do jobs at home in Ireland but made a "conscious decision" to do it which was "putting myself out there".

Laura added: "But it's done now, and I try not to dwell on anything. The next day, I had to fly back to London. I just move on to the next thing. You live and you learn, and we got through it. Simon is an amazing person. I probably would have left if he hadn't been there."

The shambolic night hasn't put off the Bray native from hosting another -- she's set to co-present Britain's Eurovision coverage this week.

"What Irish person doesn't love the Eurovision? I love that two of the presenting team for the Eurovision for the UK are Irish," she continued.

Michael Fassbender & Amy Huberman pictured at the Moët & Chandon VIP drinks reception at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton on Saturday, 5th April. Guests were treated to Moët & Chandon on arrival and at their table to toast the nominees and winners. Photo: Anthony Woods
Michael Fassbender & Amy Huberman pictured at the Moët & Chandon VIP drinks reception at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton on Saturday, 5th April. Guests were treated to Moët & Chandon on arrival and at their table to toast the nominees and winners. Photo: Anthony Woods
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She also seems to be flying high in her personal life after being linked with Scottish super-star Paolo Nutini over the past number of months.

Yet when asked about the rumours, she was giving nothing away to Life magazine. "I've always tried to keep things as private as possible," she explained.

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Laura Whitmore pictured on the red carpet at the annual IFTAs

"Relationships are so hard as it is, especially when things are new and I'm all over the place.

"So you have to keep that as personal as possible," she added.

(The Herald)

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